The Legislative year in Rhode Island begins in January and normally ends in June. Each year, the League chooses certain issues of focus for the year. However, the League continues to follow other issues related to the League positions and principles and will act on a non-priority issue if a situation arises.
If you are interested in an issue that is not listed on the priority list, contact the LWVRI advocacy committee. The committee is always looking for members who may be interested in following additional issues locally, statewide, or nationwide.
Another resource for issues which are not a priority in Rhode Island is the League of Women Voters Clearinghouse - https://clearinghouse.lwv.org The purpose of this site is to share League study documents among some 800 national, state and local Leagues and with the public. Leagues can save time by not needing to create study materials from scratch and see how other Leagues have approached a tough issue.
HOW TO TAKE PART REMOTELY DURING THE PANDEMIC
House and Senate Committee Calendars:
Meeting notices now include: Agendas, How to watch, Access to Documents, and How to submit testimony
Any testimony submitted via email will be provided to all committee members in the committee where the legislation is being heard and will become part of the public record.