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

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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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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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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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The honor belongs to Arsinoe II, a Ptolemaic queen of Egypt, who appeared on a coin in the third century B.C., says Ellen Feingold, curator of the National Numismatic Collection. Others have included: Queen Elizabeth I of England in the 16th centuryIndira Gandhi in the 1980sMaria Montessori in the 1990s, and Eva Perón and Marie...
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In the 1840s, when most women in the U.S. were considered the property of their husbands and courts blocked the use of domestic violence protections, early suffrage leaders, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Jocelyn Gage, saw that their neighbors, members of the Haudeosaunee indigenous people, had rights for women against assault and rape which were unknown...
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As we celebrated the 97th anniversary this week, plans are underway for the League’s 100th birthday in 2020! The League Anniversary Committee approved a logo and belief statement for the celebration which you can see HERE. We will be providing updates to this page as the plans unfold, including customizable graphics for state and local...
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LEAGUE CELEBRATES 97TH BIRTHDAY Dear Friend, As we mark 97 years of Making Democracy Work™ this week and gear up for our 100th celebration (see below), let’s also make the most of urgent opportunities to act, including during the upcoming Congressional recess, February 20-24.   Recess is a great opportunity for Leagues around the country...
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The League of Women Voters of the Nassau County, first organized in 1920s, is one of the three Inter-League Organizations in NYS. Thus, the LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NASSAU COUNTY emerged, not as a directive from state and national Leagues, but at the instigation of local Leagues and their members, seeking to form a...
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