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

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November 22, 2021
Political Parties Currently Recognized in NYS Parties are listed in the order in which they appeared on the voter registration form and ballot in 2021. Descriptions are those of the parties themselves. Conservative (https://www.cpnys.org) The NYS Conservative Party, founded in 1962 is dedicated to individual freedom, personal responsibility, the protection of traditional American values of...
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Partisan Warfare Paula Blum In a Newsday article on Sunday, October 24, Yancey Roy cited a poll that said “Americans Share Values/Divided on Issues.” Many of us who grew up in the 50s, 60s and 70s remember a lot more cooperation, compromise, and willingness to work together to solve problems and resolve differences. We saw...
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Climate Emergency Resolution The rationale for Adoption of a Climate Emergency Resolution: The past decade has been the hottest in recorded human history. The natural disasters of 2020, consisting of wildfires, droughts, floods, and hurricanes, and the worst pandemic in more than a century are all symptoms, at least in part, of accelerating global climate...
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Welcome New Members Jeany E. – East Meadow Fran W. – East Meadow & Returnees to League Roberta R. – Jericho Mignon S. – Freeport
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Take Action: Support DC Statehood (S 51) The U.S. House Of Representatives has passed the Washington DC Admission Act (HR 51). The District of Columbia is home to over 700,000 people and yet does not have voting members in the U.S House or Senate. The people of DC are denied a voice in Congress, unable...
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The NYS Government Compared to the US Federal Government Company NYS Federal Gov’t Executive Governor 4 year term, no term limits Lieutenant Governor Nominated on the same ticket as Governor President 4 year term, 2-term limit Vice President Nominated on the same ticket as President Legislative Bodies Assembly 2 year term, no term limits 150...
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Public Mapping Project The U.S. Constitution mandates that electoral district lines be redrawn following each decennial Census, as we learn where we, the people, live. “The drawing of electoral districts is among the least transparent processes in democratic governance. All too often, redistricting authorities maintain their power by obstructing public participation. The resulting districts embody...
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Voter Service Kudos to Barbara Epstein for her indefatigable work presenting and explaining the ballot proposals to just about every group in the county that was interested in hearing about them. Barbara’s talk and our PowerPoint presentation (produced expertly by Peggy Stein and Barbara and reviewed by our board of directors) helped to ensure that...
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Election Day History January 7, 1789 – The first electors were chosen for the first US presidential election. February 4, 1789 – George Washington was elected president. January 23, 1845 – By the act of Congress, the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November was designated as Election Day for presidential elections. Why November?...
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The Perils of Plastic Pollution “Ocean plastic pollution threatens the viability of critical marine ecosystems, and plastics never go away. Instead, they break down into smaller and smaller pieces, which act as magnets for harmful pollutants. When eaten by fish, some of those chemical-laden microplastics can work their way up the food chain and into...
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