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

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The Funds for Modern Courts
We have shipped over 29.000 Voter Guide Part IIs in English to local Leagues. We have also shipped almost 9,000 in Spanish and 600 Korean and 700 Chinese versions. On the website we have all these, plus Arabic, Karen and Burmese posted. We also created a flyer with a QR code that can be used...
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LWVNYS DEI News and Drop In Zone
Attendance of the President’s Meeting Conversation about school Board meeting disruptions indicated that the topic shifts over time from resistance to mask mandates to that of rejecting CRT (Critical Race Theory). Presidents asked for advice on how to deal with. After the meeting, Task Force Co-Chairs agreed between themselves to research for several resources on...
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Voter Registration at vote.org
We are all gearing up for the League’s busy time of year with the general election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  Many of us have been busily entering candidates’ information into the League’s online Voters Guide,  vote411.org, as well as determining the questions for the candidates.  National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday September 28, 2021) was yesterday! Don’t forget...
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Vintage Schoolhouse Rock Image from the 1970s that says Vote
The Youth Committee met for the first time on September 28, 2021, to discuss the Committee’s role and goals over the next two years. Co-Chair Crystal Joseph provided an introduction to the Committee. She discussed identifying regional leads and how the Committee should be used as a resource to hear and engage youth. She emphasized...
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Diversity Equity and Inclusion Team
The DEI Task Force met with a LWVUS Board member and representative of the National LWV DEI Committee, at her request on September 9, 2021. Ms. Lali Watt wanted to gain a better insight into what was transpiring at our State’s local chapters relative to DEI. We were thoroughly complimented after the meeting. A written...
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This month the challenges as well as the opportunities for voter service have continued.  The challenge is to gather information and progress that state and county BOEs are making, find out more specifics, and disseminate it to first our local Leagues and then to the voters.  The Making Our Democracy Grant we received from LWVUS...
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During the past month, the state League provided testimony on many issues (see the testimony on the state League website homepage): NYS Complete Count Commission on the 2020 Census NY Health Act Automatic Voter Registration (to be given on Thursday this week) Before NYC BOE: Early Voting Implementation Laura Ladd Bierman, LWVNYS Executive Director, is...
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So much for those lazy, hazy days of summer we used to know! If your local League is like mine, you are having a surge of interest in the critical work we do that you haven’t seen for years, maybe ever. Voter registration, candidate events, forums on immigration and other hot topics, and more are...
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So much for those lazy, hazy days of summer we used to know!  If your local League is like mine, you are having a surge of interest in the critical work we do that you haven’t seen for years, maybe ever. Voter registration, candidate events, forums on immigration and other hot topics, and more are...
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If you weren’t at one of our regional meetings in Schenectady, Cortland or Rochester, you missed some good times and some even better conversations about a wide range of issues. We have so much to learn from one another and we thank all who came. At lunch at all three gatherings we talked with all...
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