Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE

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December 2018
Jessica Jones Capparell, LWVUS Will the 2020 Census include a question on citizenship? We sure hope not. The Census has not included a question about citizenship in nearly 70 years. It is the responsibility of the Census to count all the people living in the United States – not just the citizens. The League believes...
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It’s time for our leaders in Congress to reset the policy debate and pass the Dream Act. When President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last year he created a crisis. It’s time for Congress to resolve this crisis by passing the Dream Act to ensure that 800,000 dreamers are protected....
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The US Geological Survey (USGS) resumed their data collection activities in Nassau County in the spring of 2016. Their funding was continued until October 2018 by Nassau County. It is not clear how much longer Nassau County alone will be able to continue to support the essential work of the USGS. It is time for...
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The clock continues to tick as the massive groundwater plume emanating from the Navy-Grumman site continues to migrate south and to Nassau County’s south shore. A variety of meetings on the plume cleanup efforts were held over the past 5 months, including those sponsored by the NYS DEC/EPA/ Navy-Grumman; Congressman Thomas Suozzi; and Long Island...
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The New York Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union, and the law firm Latham & Watkins LLP filed a lawsuit challenging New York’s 25-day voter registration cutoff for arbitrarily disenfranchising tens of thousands of eligible voters. “There’s no excuse for excluding tens of thousands of potential New York voters from the political process,” said...
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Antonia Petrash, LWV Port Washington/Manhassset One of the best things about the upcoming centennial celebration of woman winning the vote is the new books that are gradually emerging for both adults and children. New to our Women’s History Bookshelf is a delightful new picture book by New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, illustrated by Maira Kalman,...
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Beth Radow, chair of the LWVNYS 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 and feed more people while saving money and our natural resources. Food Waste constitutes the third largest contributor to global warming....
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Inventive and delicious food, made from what most people throw away, by the co-founder of the celebrated Danish restaurant, Noma. SCRAPS, WILT & WEEDS, Turning Wasted Food into Plenty, by Mads Refslund, features 100 recipes using local ingredients in a sustainable, no-waste fashion. Mr. Refslund is one of the initial partners at Noma, a world-renowned...
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“Why are standards so much higher for our coffee apps than our voting machines?” This question was asked recently in an email from Verified Voting, a group with which we have worked in the past. When creating a password for a new Starbucks account, the instructions direct the user to choose a password of “between...
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