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

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“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” Ruth Bader Ginsberg
“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” - Frida Kahlo
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For today’s forecast, let us put the year’s months in a hat Draw one month and discover the weather’s new chaos January’s snowstorm up in the Northeast with big snow drifts Dazed people in Carolinas had lawns with snow of ten inches Crowds were waking up in February to snow and zero degrees Residents in...
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Women's History Month
Women’s History Month celebrates the often- overlooked contributions of women in history, society, and culture. It has been observed annually in the United States and other countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia, every March since 1987 March is selected as the month for observing Women’s History Month to correspond with International Women’s Day on...
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Some residents in Garden City have found lead in their drinking water, and many are therefore testing the water in their homes for lead, which can be very unhealthy and dangerous, especially for children. If you would like to test your home’s water for lead, you can get a free test kit through the NYS...
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The Town of Hempstead has appointed Commissioners to the South Nassau County Water Authority Board. They are: John Reinhardt – Town of Hempstead Commissioner of Water Laura Ryder – Village of Lynbrook Trustee Joseph Baker – President of the South Merrick, Community Civic Association NYS law provides for five commissioners with two appointed by the Nassau...
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The National League has requested that we discuss and determine our position regarding two concurrence proposals which will be discussed further at the National League Convention later this year. These are: An update on the LWVUS Health Care Position (adding language excerpted from LWVNYS health care position). Concurrence with the Connecticut League’s position on Broadband...
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NYS ban on polystyrene began with the New Year The new law bans any single-use disposable polystyrene foam service containers including bowls, cartons, clamshells, cups, lids, plates and trays. Additionally, polystyrene packing peanuts will be illegal. Polystyrene is known as a problem piece of plastic. It is made from the chemical styrene, which environmental experts...
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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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