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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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This country has waited too long for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to become part of the U.S. Constitution. Over 100 years later (some) women gained the right to vote, women and nonbinary people are still not guaranteed equality under the law. The League has been committed to the ratification of the ERA since it...
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A public meeting was held recently at Cedar Creek Park regarding the Cedar Creek Sewage Treatment Plant. Since we found out about it rather late, and were unable to have a member attend, a friend of League agreed to give us a report. The design of piping for treated sewage from Bay Park to Cedar...
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Note the LWV bag hanging from my hands in the photo on the left. As VP of Issues and Advocacy of the LWVNC, I was asked to be among the speakers at a rally against the proposed Williams Transco NESE (Northeast Supply Enhancement) pipeline, which would add another natural gas pipeline bringing gas from Pennsylvania...
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All 50 state Leagues and the District of Columbia League have joined the new LWVUS People Powered Maps Campaign to ensure fair representation across the country. On June 27, 2019, the Supreme Court abdicated its role deciding cases involving partisan gerrymandering with three decisions (including Rucho v. League of Women Voters of North Carolina). This...
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According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, 27 percent of data breaches in 2017 were medical or health related. This is unfortunate news on several fronts. Medical identity theft can be difficult to detect, be hard to correct and create potential health risks. It’s growing: Medical identity theft is becoming more common. Medical providers’ security...
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Long Islanders love their lawns, and work hard to keep them green and free of weeds. More than 200,000 acres of Long Island are lawns. These lawns are as green as they are because they are fertilized every year. Some of the fertilizer is used by the grass roots, but quite a bit of it...
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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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by Nancy Marr (LWV Suffolk County) The Federal Government is developing a five-year plan to lease ocean lands in federal offshore areas all along our shorelines, including two leases on the North Atlantic region of the Outer Continental Shelf to companies that would drill for gas and oil. (Each state along the Atlantic coast owns...
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According to laws already on the books, Equal Pay Day for ALL Women should be December 31. But it’s not. The average woman must work far into the next year to earn what the average man earned the previous year. It takes until April 2nd for women who work full-time to catch up with their...
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