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2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION CALENDAR  

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CAMPAIGN FINANCE

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ELECTION LAW

  • PRESS RELEASE (7/26/2019)
    LWVNYS and LWVUS join others to send a notice letter warning the Rensselaer County Board of Elections that disclosure of DMV voter registration information to ICE blatantly violates the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) 

Centennial Celebrations

LWV Centennial Logo 100 Years Strong
100 YEARS AND BEYOND: CELEBRATING THE STATE LEAGUE'S CENTENNIAL

Photos coming soon!


HISTORIES OF THE STATE AND LOCAL LEAGUES IN NYS

In celebration of the state League’s 100th anniversary, we have published two books: one commemorating the state League’s 100 years and one of histories from many of our local Leagues. Purchase your copies now!

  • A Force to Reckon With:  A Centennial History of the League of Women Voters of New York State.
  • Forces to Reckon With:  A Collection of Histories of the Local Leagues in New York State.

CELEBRATING OUR 100th ANNIVERSARIES

LWVNYS will be 100 years old on November 19, 2019; LWVUS will be 100 years old on February 14, 2020; The 19th Amendment giving women the vote was officially added to the U.S. Constitution on August 26, 1920.  We have a lot to celebrate! And more to do reach the goals of the suffragists and really make democracy work for everyone. Here are some resources to help your League celebrate. Contact Joan Johnson  & Barbara Thomas , co-chairs of the 100th Anniversary Events Committee for more information. 

News and Announcements

UNITED NATIONS

League Day at the United Nations

LEAGUE DAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS: BRIEFINGS ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Join us for a full day at the United Nations, including a tour of the facility, lunch in the Delegates’ Dining Room and briefings by UN experts on the topic of climate change. 

  • Register here
  • Roundtrip bus is available from Albany (see registration form)   

CIVICS EDUCATION

TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HOW TO ENGAGE IN POLITICS
The state League and the NYS Social Studies Supervisory Association (NYS4A) are pleased to announce the publication of seven lesson plans on state and local government for teachers of the New York Grade 12 Participation in Government course. 

League Communication

ROAD TO THE VOTING BOOTH (RESOURCES FOR LOCAL LEAGUES) 

JOIN THE STATE LEAGUE'S EFFORTS TO REVIEW ITS POSITIONS 

We are looking forward to working with local Leagues and members on the two specific updates approved at Convention in June (Constitutional Convention Position and Financing Healthcare) and the first two of our planned updates of different sections of  Impact on Issues  (Election Law and Government.) A thorough and complete review of  Impact  has been a major theme of program planning for the last couple years and was made more feasible by the recent changes made by the board to the update and study processes. Read more

 

STATE NEWS FOR LOCAL LEAGUES

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS

  • Make every day Thanksgiving. VOTE with your consumer dollars to prevent food waste.
    Beth Radow, chair of the NYS League’s committee on Energy, Agriculture and the Environment has prepared a BE EARTHWISE GUIDE for you to VOTE with your consumer dollars and daily practices to toss less food & feed more people while saving money and our natural resources.
  • Watch Beth Radow’s interview with League member Ina Aronow on the environment and making a difference against climate change--with a focus on food.