Meeting Basic Human Needs

Meeting Basic Human Needs

Support programs and policies to prevent or reduce poverty and to promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families.

Income Assistance. Support income assistance programs, based on need, that provide decent, adequate standards for food, clothing, and shelter.

Support Services. Provide essential support services.

Housing. Support policies to provide a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family.

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News

• Register to vote if you have yet to do so at Vote 411 or at R.I. Secretary of State.
• Get the latest updates on R.I.'s upcoming elections and learn more about voting-by-mail at R.I. Board of Elections and what the League is doing.
• Fill out the 2020 U.S. Census. We want to ensure that Rhode Island continues to receive the federal funding it deserves, and we keep two U.S. House Representatives.
• Support the League's People Powered Fair Maps campaign and ensure that R.I. puts the power of drawing districts in the hands of ordinary Rhode Islanders and not legislators. Sign a petition and show your support for proposed amendments to the R.I. Constitution to create an independent redistricting commission at Redraw RI.
• Read the House or Senate bills that would pave the way for an independent redistricting commission in Rhode Island.

Amendment 2
News

 Medicaid expansion will be Amendment 2 on Aug. 4 Ballot

Poverty/Health/Juvenile Justice Committee Meeting
Event Date: 
Dec 16 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Event location: 

online

Please contact Beth Hovind for dial in instructions

Poverty/Health/Juvenile Justice Committee Meeting
Event Date: 
Nov 18 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Event location: 

online

Please contact Beth Hovind for dial in instructions

Poverty/Health/Juvenile Justice Committee Meeting
Event Date: 
Oct 21 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Event location: 

online

Please contact Beth Hovind for dial in instructions

Poverty/Health/Juvenile Justice Committee Meeting
Event Date: 
Sep 16 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Event location: 

online

Please contact Beth Hovind for dial in instructions

Poverty/Health/Juvenile Justice Committee Meeting
Event Date: 
Aug 19 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Event location: 

online

Please contact Beth Hovind for dial in instructions

LWVUS Public Policy on Reproductive Rights

(For Complete position: Impact on Issues, pg. 33) The League's Position Statement of Position on Public Policy on Reproductive Rights, as announced by the National Board, January 1983:
The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that public policy in a pluralistic society must affirm the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices.

Poverty/Health/Juvenile Justice Committee Meeting
Event Date: 
Jul 15 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Event location: 

online

Please contact Beth Hovind for dial in instructions

LWV Florida Poverty Action Team Meeting
Event Date: 
Dec 10 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Event location: 

online

We welcome ALL LWV members to join this important monthly call!
You must be an LWV member to join our meeting.

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