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

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LWV of Tompkins County The Tompkins County League joined Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, who organized rallies in Corning and Ithaca, for the Bans Off our Bodies rally. People gathered in opposition to the potential overturning of Roe Versus Wade and Planned Parenthood versus Casey on the Ithaca Commons at Bernie Milton Pavilion. LWVTC...
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Encourage members and voters to sign up for the League’s texting service (text VoteNY to 474747) to get timely reminders on voting. The Voter Service Committee and our voter service contacts with each local League are working together to GOTV. Check out the GOTV Tool Kit for new ideas (attached). And be sure to submit...
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Joy Rosenzweig, joyrose6@gmail.com, and Kathy Stein, kstein1@twcny.rr.com, Co-Chairs Welcome to the new LWV of Great Neck MAL Unit! The Local League Support Committee is happy to report that the LWVNYS Board approved the establishment of the LWV of Great Neck MAL Unit. Leaders of the new MAL Unit include Beth Friedmann, Marni Schlesinger, and Nancy...
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The State League Council meeting was held on June 7 by zoom. At the Council meeting, the delegates approved the LWVNYS 2022-23 Budget (thank you!) and heard reports from the state Board members and Committees. The link to the recording of Council is: https://youtu.be/MJLBlCEkLgo.
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At its Board meeting in December 2021, the LWVNYS Board approved materials to be distributed to all local Leagues and members in January 2022 for consideration of a new position on the structure of election administration in New York state. An Election Administration Structure Committee was created after approval of a new study on the...
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Sally Robinson, VP for Issues and Advocacy, Sally.s.robinson@gmail.com Erica Smitka, Deputy Director, Erica@lwvny.org League Lawsuits to Consolidate State Primaries As a result of the Court of Appeals landmark decision invalidating Congressional and state Senate maps drawn by the legislature, the legislative lines for Congress and state Senate were drawn by a special master appointed by...
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Nancy Rosenthal, VP for Voter Services, nancyrosenthal9@gmail.com NY State has two primaries: June 28 Primary: candidates in races for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, NYS Assembly seats; and August 23 Primary: candidates in races for US Congressional seats and NYS Senate seats Up to date and accurate information on the primaries and deadlines for the primaries, and for...
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The state League will have a booth at the NYS Fair in Syracuse again this year! We are really excited to have a presence there and provide information to all voters in NYS. BUT we will need lots of volunteers to help staff the table. We will provide the admission ticket and parking ticket and...
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Judie Gorenstein, judieL728@aol.com I am now completing my first year as president of LWVNYS. I would like to thank each one of you for being members of this very important, non partisan political organization. Our members are our greatest asset. Without you we would not have accomplished what we did this past year. Without you we cannot accomplish...
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State Budget Wins 2022 The state budget officially passed on Saturday, April 9th. We are pleased that this year many of the League’s budget priorities were included in the final budget proposal. Through our lobbying efforts the League was able to secure: •$5 million in TAP funding for incarcerated individuals •$4 million for local boards...
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