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Monday, August 26 2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM [EST]
82 Smith Street,
This link is for those who will attend the hour long training in voter registration. You are invited to attend the Toast to Tenacity immediately following the training at no cost.
Not able to attend the workshop but want to be part of the Toast? This registration link is for you!
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Monday, August 26 2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM [EST]
State House Library, 2nd Floor, Providence, RI, 02903, United States.
The 19th Amendment to the U.S Constitution became law in 1920 on August 26, a date now recognized nationwide as Women's Equality Day. In preparation for the 100th Anniversary of this landmark decision, several organizations and volunteers are banding together to increase voter registration and the number of people actually voting in 2020. This workshop will train volunteers on the RI voter registration process. Afterward, volunteers will gather on the State House steps for a picture and a commemorative "Toast to Tenacity" in tribute to the suffragists who fought for American women's right to vote and the recognition that true gender equity has not yet been achieved.
Governor Raimondo will open the Toast to Tenacity at 4 pm.
Both programs are sponsored by the Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea. Co-hosts include Vision2020, League of Women Voters, Planned Parenthood Votes! RI, RI NOW, The Woman Project, RI Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, RIDP Women's Caucus and RI Democratic Women for Leadership.
Cancellation policy If you find that you are unable to join us at this event after registering, please let us know so we can plan accordingly. There is a cost for food and materials, which we would hate to incur unnecessarily (not to mention that we hate waste). Please be sure to visit www.wfri.org/events to learn about all of our upcoming activities.
If you find that you are unable to join us at this event after registering, please let us know so we can plan accordingly. There is a cost for food and materials, which we would hate to incur unnecessarily (not to mention that we hate waste). Please be sure to visit www.wfri.org/events to learn about all of our upcoming activities.
For women and girls in Rhode Island, the playing field isn’t level yet, but it could be with your help. The purpose of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island is to invest in women and girls through research, advocacy, grantmaking, and strategic partnerships designed to advance gender equity through systemic change. As a leader of social change, we are committed to advocating for and convening voices to promote gender equity and influence.
Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea made history when she was sworn in on January 6, 2015, becoming the first Hispanic elected to statewide office in New England. A proven leader who is taking on some of the toughest issues and getting results, she was re-elected to serve a second term in office on November 6, 2018. Secretary Gorbea believes government should work for people. As Secretary of State she has promoted increased civic engagement and government accessibility.
In 2017, she worked to pass automated voter registration, making Rhode Island the ninth state in the country to do so. She also improved Rhode Island's elections infrastructure by implementing online voter registration and securing funding for modern voting technologies like electronic poll books. She has positioned the state as a national leader in elections cybersecurity. Her work to increase voter engagement, especially among new and young voters, is already seeing results. Rhode Island saw a 64 percent increase from 2014 to 2018 in the number of voters ages 18-20 voting in the general election.
Understanding the importance of preserving and highlighting Rhode Island's rich and diverse history, Secretary Gorbea has initiated the development of a new State Archives to help Rhode Islanders understand and appreciate their state's great history. She has also developed civics and history resources for teachers to use in the classroom, including collections of primary source archival documents, a Rhode Island historical timeline, and infographics about how government works in Rhode Island. These efforts are complemented by experiential learning offerings such as the High School Elections program, which offers schools the opportunity to hold their student government elections with real ballots and voting machines.
League of Women Voters
Planned Parenthood Votes!
The Womxn Project
Vision2020: Equality In Sight
Women's Fund of Rhode Island
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