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

Month

September 2021
Independent NYS Redistricting Map
Redistricting Commission Update We had an extremely busy summer related to Redistricting. In addition to hiring our new Organizer (Milly Czerwinski), the Commission itself held public hearings in July and August but did not hold any public meetings until the start of September. At their September meeting they announced that they had hired two Redistricting...
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To maintain our Democracy, we have the responsibility to vote intelligently. This can only be done if we learn as much as we can about our candidates and issues before we vote. What will be on your ballot on November 2nd (or earlier, if you have decided to take advantage of Early Voting). Be sure...
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Voter Registration at vote.org
We are all gearing up for the League’s busy time of year with the general election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  Many of us have been busily entering candidates’ information into the League’s online Voters Guide,  vote411.org, as well as determining the questions for the candidates.  National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday September 28, 2021) was yesterday! Don’t forget...
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Local Leagues discussed some of the programs they had worked on, while acknowledging the difficulties we have all experienced working with students during the pandemic. Many noted they had difficulty getting into schools or on campuses. Barbara Gundersen of Buffalo talked about the different PowerPoint presentations she shares with schools as an access tool to...
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Vintage Schoolhouse Rock Image from the 1970s that says Vote
The Youth Committee met for the first time on September 28, 2021, to discuss the Committee’s role and goals over the next two years. Co-Chair Crystal Joseph provided an introduction to the Committee. She discussed identifying regional leads and how the Committee should be used as a resource to hear and engage youth. She emphasized...
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Vote Early Day 2021 Return Your Ballot Today
Vote Early Day is a movement of nonprofits, businesses, election administrators, and creatives working to ensure all Americans know their options to vote early. Vote Early Day was founded by MTV as a new civic holiday focused on helping every voter know how, where, and when they can vote early. Launched in the midst of...
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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law The Voting Rights Act (VRA) was signed into law 56 years ago. Since its passage in 1965, the Lawyers’ Committee has used the VRA as a basis to challenge discriminatory voting practices like racial gerrymandering, strict voter ID laws, voter purges, and other attempts to prevent Black voters...
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Senate Standing Committee on Elections Chair: Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie Public Hearing: To Review Elections Administration and Voting Rights in New York State Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12247 Time: 10:00 A.M.
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On Monday September 20th, the local League Voter Service Chairs convened by Zoom to share how they are engaging voters: Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties MAL Unit and the “I Voted” program with kids and parents three Leagues on the “opportunities” candidate forums offer voters: Tompkins Rochester Metro, and Port Washington-Manhasset Enjoy the replay!
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