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Supreme Court Strips Americans of Constitutional Right to Abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Decision Court signals threat to marriage equality, contraception, and private intimacy WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States President Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following joint statement in response to the 6 –...
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March to Colorado Capitol after Roe v Wade Verdict
Dear League members, Today, the US Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion, overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. We believed this was coming, but we still had some hope. Now, the hurt is extreme and real. Read my statement with LWV CEO Virginia Kase Solomón. It is appropriate to feel the pain...
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Looking Forward to November The events on January 6, 2021 did not disrupt our nation’s ability to conduct free and fair elections. As we enter another election year it is important to remember that there was no evidence of widespread fraud during the 2020 election and election security experts agree it was the most secure...
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LWVUS Concurrence Proposals The National League has requested that we discuss and determine our position regarding two concurrence proposals which will be discussed further at the National League Convention later this year. These are: 1. An update on the LWVUS Health Care Position (adding language excerpted from LWVNYS health care position). 2. Concurrence with the...
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South Nassau Water Authority The Town of Hempstead Has Appointed Commissioners to the South Nassau County Water Authority Board. John Reinhardt – Town of Hempstead Commissioner of Water Laura Ryder – Village of Lynbrook Trustee Joseph Baker – President of the South Merrick Community Civic Association NYS law provides for five commissioners with two appointed...
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Plastics NYS ban on polystyrene began with the New Year. The new law bans any single-use disposable polystyrene foam service containers including bowls, cartons, clamshells, cups, lids, plates and trays. Additionally, polystyrene packing peanuts will be illegal. Polystyrene is known as a problem piece of plastic. It is made from the chemical styrene, which environmental...
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February is Black History Month This federally recognized holiday celebrates the contributions African Americans have made to this country and provides a time to reflect on the continued struggle for racial justice. February 14th, 2022 marks the 102nd Anniversary of The League of Women Voters of the United States. The League was officially founded in...
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Who Wrote the Constitution? “That’s obvious, we think: it was crafted by 55 men in powdered wigs who met in Philadelphia over the summer of 1787 with the charge of “establishing in these states a firm national government.” But more than 40 percent of the Constitution was actually written after 1787 in a series of...
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The League was officially founded in Chicago in 1920, just six months before the 19th amendment was ratified and women won the right to vote. Formed by the suffragists of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, the League began as a “mighty political experiment” designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities...
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New York State League Happenings                                                       On January 6, approximately 150 people gather together in below freezing temperatures to stand with LWV of Albany at a Candlelight Vigil held...
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