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

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The League of Women Voters of the United States is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. So many issues today are framed in partisan terms that it can feel impossible to...
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As president of LWVNY I know Leagues throughout the state are extremely busy as they educate voters on the ballot proposals this year, hold voter registration drives, prepare for their very important candidate events, and strive to GOTV.   This is in addition to all the other areas your individual Leagues work on.  I cannot tell you enough how LWVNYS appreciates all...
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Our Nation Last week we saw what feels like the time turning backward, but we must not be dismayed. The Supreme Court failed to intervene on Texas’s new abortion law criminalizing abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. This infringement upon women and those who can become pregnant intersects with many of the issues we advocate...
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The League of Women Voters is proud to host our annual Congressional Reception. Since the 19th amendment passed in 1920, various civil rights strides have been made to expand the right to vote and increase access to the ballot box. This event is aimed at reflecting upon these achievements and envisioning a future where we...
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Brent Staples of the New York Times published an op-ed titled, How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women. The League of Women Voters was not mentioned in the piece, but we should have been. The League was founded in 1920—just months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment—by American suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt. Catt was...
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Histories of the State and Local Leagues in NYS In celebration of the state League’s 100th anniversary, the LWV of NYS has published two books: one commemorating the state League’s 100 years and one of histories from many of our local Leagues. You can purchase your copies now on the LWVNYS website:lwvny.org. A Force to...
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From the beginning — even at its birth — the LWV was controversial: It was to be political — but non-partisan. Always a tricky balance — as you well know. It was to be a women’s political organization, but outside of the political parties. Also tricky. But you have faithfully and joyfully followed that idealistic...
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Happy Birthday to us all! We’re sure that many of you have planned celebrations, events and activities to celebrate the League’s 100th anniversary. We will be posting a new resource kit on the state website in the next week, with examples of many of the great ideas already implemented. We hope others will share these...
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EVERY local League MUST complete and return the attached Local League Update form, even if no one on your board has changed! This is crucial for the state office to know who to contact for what and who to include on group emails, etc. The people you list do NOT have to be on your...
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Because of Her Story “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence” is part of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, “Because of Her Story.” The initiative is one of the country’s most ambitious undertakings to research, collect, document display and share the compelling story of women. It will deepen our understanding of women’s contributions to...
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