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

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Issues
League takes positions on a variety of issues after careful study and consensus. We can take action under any or all of our positions. The positions of the League of Women Voters of Nassau County can be found on the website: www.lwvofnassaucounty.org. We can also take action under state and national League positions, which are...
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Redistricting is the word currently heard everywhere in government. States are planning their new district maps based on the 2020 census results, with varying results. And, the Nassau County legislature will soon be setting up a redistricting commission based on the requirements of its charter. This is a recurring event that takes place every ten...
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plastic garbage strewn over the beach
The “Perils of Plastic Pollution” were forcefully brought home to members of LWVEN on November 17 during a Zoom presentation by Brian Langloss, representing Oeana.Org. He began with a PowerPoint presentation graphically illustrating how plastic pollution has littered our oceans and endangered marine animals, as far away as the remote South Pacific, who mistakenly think...
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Update on NYS Redistricting Barbara Epstein The New York State Independent Redistricting Commission is scheduled to meet on January 3, at 11 am. The commission must submit a map or maps by January to the legislature. The legislature can reject, amend and request other maps. The legislature would then have until February 15 to agree...
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Attached below are slides from the LWVPWM Redistricting Committee on our work thus far this year (July-December 2021) that was presented at today’s board meeting. The letter from LWVNY Executive Director Laura Bierman about the breakdown of the Independent Redistricting Committee. Presentation Slides Laura Bierman’s Letter  
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recycled symbol on metal can
I try to reuse and recycle as much as I can. The cardboard in my husband’s cleaned shirts frequently go to my daughter for her students’ art projects, and I use some of them for signs – such as the “30 sec.” and “stop” signs we use for candidate forums. I reuse the cartons the...
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We were all excited about finally getting together in person to celebrate the New Year at the LWV of East Nassau’s 2022 Holiday Party which was to take place on Wednesday, January 19, at TOTO’S Restaurant at the Jones Beach Hotel. And, then came Omicron! Not wanting to take a chance on the health and...
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New York Redistricting Puzzle
April 29th the League held its first ever People’s Hearing on New York State Redistricting. In total we had 325 attendees on our Zoom webinar and the event’s livestream on Facebook has been viewed more than 750 times. Testifiers gave passionate accounts of how redistricting has impacted their communities of interest and why this redistricting...
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People Powered Fair Maps
Leading with advocacy, public education, and organizing to create fair, transparent, people- powered processes and eliminate partisan and racial gerrymandering in states during the 2021 redistricting process.  People Powered Fair Maps™ is the League’s national redistricting program focused on creating fair political maps in all 50 states and D.C. Since 2019, People Powered Fair Maps...
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Diversity Equity and Inclusion Team
The DEI Task Force met with a LWVUS Board member and representative of the National LWV DEI Committee, at her request on September 9, 2021. Ms. Lali Watt wanted to gain a better insight into what was transpiring at our State’s local chapters relative to DEI. We were thoroughly complimented after the meeting. A written...
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