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

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July 2019
By Stephen Romano, Patch The Town of Oyster Bay has launched a pilot program for disposal of glass products; the first in Nassau County, The impetus was the new restrictions in the international recycling market which left towns all over the country without any way to dispose of their collected glass items in an environmentally...
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By Elizabeth Gardiner Barbara Epstein and I recently attended the LWVNYS Biennial Convention. There were many workshops and guest speakers. Among the special interest workshops were: Social Media, websites and other technology: This concentrated on a new service offered by the state called My League Online. This new website will allow the Leagues to share...
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has finally reached a decision to contain and treat groundwater pollution from the chemical plume in Nassau County that has affected 11 public water supply wells and threatens another 16 as it moves slowly southward. The state plan is the first major effort at remediation of...
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Voter Registration – No Experience Necessary When: August 6, 2019, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Where: Cow Meadow Park, Freeport, NY This is an opportunity to do voter registration and educate people about early voting. Ability to speak Spanish would be a big help but is not required. Contact Barbara Epstein, epsteinb1@gmail.com, 516-221-1948.
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For the first time in the history of NYS, New Yorkers will be able to vote early. What does that mean? It means that Nassau County voters will be able to vote in person at any one of fifteen different voting sites around the county from October 26th through November 3rd, as well as at...
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The state League received a grant as part of the Making Democracy Work Project sponsored by The League of Women Voters of US Education Fund. The project is to educate citizens throughout New York State on all of the new voting laws, and to evaluate the implementation of the new laws during the election. The...
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The photo above shows the high school students from all over NYS who attended the LWVNYS Students Inside Albany conference in May 2019. Our local League has been sponsoring students to attend this amazing conference since its inception. Every one of the students who attended told us how wonderful the experience was, and how meaningful...
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