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

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April 2019
The annual Spring Lobby Day to urge lawmakers to make New York the next state to authorize medical aid in dying for terminally ill adults is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14. Our campaign (Compassion and Choices NY) to authorize the Medical Aid in Dying Act has built support among doctors and seen new co sponsors...
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FEATURED SPEAKERS (more details in registration kit) “Civil Discourse: How Can We Achieve That Today?” Friday, June 7, 6:30 pm Robert Boatright, PhD, Director of Research, National Institute of Civil Discourse and Professor and Chair, Political Science Department, Clark University “Action Civics: A 21st Century Approach to Educating Youth for Democratic Participation”  Saturday, June 8, 12...
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Convention is coming and there's loads to do for our 100th anniversary. Learn more ...
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As a tribute to the special women in your life, click here to make a tax deductible donation to the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation for Mother’s Day by May 1, 2019. This gift may be made in honor or your mother, sister, friend or any woman who has impacted your life. In...
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Representatives of the LWVNC Inter-League Organization (ILO), including our own Barbara Epstein met recently with representatives of the NC Board of Elections to discuss early voting, electronic voting books, and other new changes to the way we will be voting in NYS. All of these new state mandates will have to be worked out and...
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As we all listen to maybe way-too-much chatter about the Mueller Report, we can be grateful for the way it is refreshing everyone’s awareness of the fundamental importance of our voting system in our democracy. In New York the new election law reforms mean that we are hyper-focused on both halves of our League mission statement, “Empowering...
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The League of Women Voters of New York State is pleased that the 2019-2020 state budget includes $10 million for early voting implementation funding for counties and $14.7 million for electronic poll-books. These funds will be critical to help early voting get off to a good start in New York State.
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There are members of the current state legislature who would like to end the practice of Fusion Voting in New York State, and others who feel it is important to keep this practice, so perhaps it is time for us to think about where we stand on this issue. What is Fusion Voting? When a...
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Because of Her Story “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence” is part of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, “Because of Her Story.” The initiative is one of the country’s most ambitious undertakings to research, collect, document display and share the compelling story of women. It will deepen our understanding of women’s contributions to...
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