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LWV of the Rochester Metro Area  The Rochester Metro Area League recently collaborated with several community groups to host a discussion of the NYS parole system. Participants viewed a short film, “The Interview”, which shows what coming up for parole is like and how it changed during the era of mass incarceration. Two 2022 legislative...
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2022 State Budget Wins! 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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Thank you for a fantastic month of feedback, best practices and resources shared through our state-wide regional training sessions. It made Nick and me extremely proud to work alongside each of our local leagues and continue to inspire our youth. All your hard work will allow other leagues to help reach more students across the state through...
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Diversity Equity and Inclusion Team
It was gratifying to get the messages of how folks had looked forward to the DEI workshop that had been scheduled with new author, Kimberlee Yolanda Williams and best-selling author, Debby Irving, for April 21st. Unforeseen circumstances required that the workshop be postponed. However, both authors are eagerly looking forward to the rescheduled workshop come...
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June 28 – Primary Election (as of April 2022) June 3 – last day to postmark Voter Registration application or register in person at BOE June 8 – last day for Change of Address June 13 – last day to apply via letter, fax, or email for Primary Election Absentee Ballot (MUST apply first) to...
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Equal Pay Day 2022 was March 15, but equal pay isn’t enough to provide the economic stability needed in today’s economy. Fair pay must be added to the mix for women’s economic recovery from Covid and to thrive in New York State. View Kathy Stein, President of LWV of St. Lawrence MAL Unit, speak at...
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Legislative Priority Summary The State League sent out the form for the 2022 legislative priorities late November 2021. The forms were due February 1st, 2022. Nineteen Leagues submitted their top three legislative priorities. The top three priorities (in ranked order) are election law, natural resources, and healthcare. Pre-Budget Advocacy Summary and Budget Update On Saturday,...
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During the recent budget negotiations, reform of certain parts of our criminal justice system became a central piece of the discussions between the governor and the legislative leaders. There were significant differences with regard to this subject, but in the end a compromise was reached. That compromise resulted in amendments to the laws affecting bail...
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Political Parties Currently Recognized in NYS Parties are listed in the order in which they appeared on the voter registration form and ballot in 2021. Descriptions are those of the parties themselves. Conservative (https://www.cpnys.org) The NYS Conservative Party, founded in 1962 is dedicated to individual freedom, personal responsibility, the protection of traditional American values of...
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