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

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Water for Long Island
Advocacy Training/Lobby Day This year’s Lobby Day was a major success! Thank you to all of the members who spent their Tuesday in Albany lobbying for voting reforms, health care, women’s issues, and environmental conservation. Although the day was a bit chaotic, we managed to fit in a very exciting press conference on the need...
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At a recent LWV of Rochester forum, more than 60 attendees heard Sister Anne Urquhart, Sister Barbara Lum and Sister Josepha Twomey of the Sisters of St Joseph of Rochester tell the story of their work in Selma, Alabama. The Sisters of St. Joseph began their work in Selma in 1940 with black families living in...
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LWV of Huntington held our first youth committee meeting where we had three  students  attend and participate.  We did a role play of Vote 18  and the students gave us some great ideas to use for hot topics to bring up when we are presenting it to schools.  They will also be contacting their schools and arranging for...
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Time is running out to protect and manage the aquifers and water supply of Long Island. The Long Island water supply, the groundwater stored beneath all of Long Island, continues to be polluted, wasted and depleted. Seventy percent of New York State is served by one of the three professional management compacts (river basin/watershed commissions)...
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The Nassau County Water Resource Board Must Halt Over-PumpingNewsday’s [May 18, 2015]New York City shelves reopening of Queens wells that share water with Nassau County article is indeed excellent news for Nassau County. But, just because the City has backed-off, doesn’t mean the County’s water worries are over. They are far from over! The article,...
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The 2015 Groundwater Symposium, December 4th, presented by Water For Long Island (WFLI), (of which the League is a member) was a dialogue on groundwater protection and management for the Long Island region with a focus on considering how a Long Island compact would work. In attendance were several hundred concerned citizens, political leaders and...
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Hello everyone, We have officially kicked off the 2017 Legislative Session! Since the 2016 election, we have welcomed dozens of new members to the League. Many of these new members have expressed interest in the League’s involvement with policy at the state level. As our long time members know, the New York State League lobbies...
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In April, members of the League of Women Voters of Utica Rome spoke to students at BOCESNew Visions. The students commented that “it was reassuring to hear someone inform us that thevoter registration process is a lot easier than most of us thought”. The League also held a voter registration drive at City Hall on the...
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On March 15, as part of our celebration of Women’s History Month, LWV of East Nassau honored District Court Judge Andrea Phoenix, for her dedicated work in the special, problem-solving Mental Health, Drug and Veterans Courts of the county. Judge Phoenix and several of her staff and associates discussed how these courts work to keep people with...
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