Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
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Rochester Metro The Rochester Metro League’s 2022 GOTV includes getting local fire stations involved! Thanks to Annette Hunt of the Voting Rights Task Force, the League has two messages displayed on the message board outside of a local firehouse. The signs were Annette’s idea and she followed through with making it happen. Through October 14th,...
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Jane Colvin (LWVNYS Board Member), janecolvin914@aol.com The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which...
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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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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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Feels like we are moving through January at lightning speed! But that is exactly why the sign-up for the 21-Day Better Listening Challenge© has been extended! You can still participate… just enroll with us by next Sunday, January 31st. Last month, we told you about the Challenge and its merits to us as individuals in...
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