Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
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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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To: Members of the General Government & Public Protection Budget Subcommittees From: Blair Horner, Executive Director, NYPIRG Laura Ladd Bierman, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of NYS Date: March 21, 2022 Reactions to “one-house” budget bills regarding democracy Ethics. Support: Governor Hochul called for the replacement of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE)....
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The future depends on what you do today
It has been nine months since the LWVNY convention in 2021 when I was elected to be president of the LWVNY. This month for the first time we were able to hold an in-person board meeting. We were also able to hold two Regional Training Workshops in person with the remaining two (Scarsdale and Ithaca)...
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President’s Message Judie Gorenstein, judieL728@aol.com “To every season there is a purpose” Throughout the summer and fall, LWVNYS, local Leagues and League members have all been extremely busy registering and educating voters, holding candidate events and getting out the vote. With Election Day only a few days away, election season is almost over although there are...
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Looking for a lasting gift to honor a League leader from your League? Look no further!  For a gift of $200 or more, your honoree’s name will be added to the Sustainers’ Plaque, which is permanently displayed in the state office and proudly exhibited at state Conventions. The plaque reads: “In Honor of Service as...
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We’re putting the final touches on the state Convention schedule and there’s a great line-up of speakers and workshops. It’s always a joy to see a lot of first-time Convention goers there, so we’ve planned topics to appeal to both the seasoned and the new League member. A good convention needs lots of both, so...
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Yes, we do realize that it’s already October and this is the September State Voter, but I think most of you understand. This fall is already going way too fast and we just haven’t had enough time to do all that we want. Thanks to all of the great work our members provided on Primary...
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Membership Team: LWVNYS board members Betty Ann King (North Country), Suzanne Stassevitch (NYC), Dare Thompson (Mid-Hudson) plus off-board members Susan Schwarz (Rivertowns and Westchester Co. ILO), Lisa Scott (Smithtown and Suffolk Co. ILO), Kathy Stein (St. Lawrence Co.), and Carole Torok Huxtable (Utica-Rome). Tough political times at least have translated into membership growth and the...
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Constitutional Convention Ballot Proposal After discussion and review of the process under which the state board applies League positions to specific action and advocacy, and the precedent of how the League board applied the Constitutional Convention position to the 1997 ballot question, the 2017-2019 State board agreed at its first meeting after Convention 2017 that...
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We thank all those local Leagues who voted on our annual budget and sent directions to the board in advance of our June 7th Council. 23 local Leagues participated. A total of 170 proxy votes would be available if all Leagues participated, with 17 (10%) needed to constitute a quorum. The 84 qualified proxy votes...
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