Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
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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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Getting Out the Vote in 2022 Nancy Rosenthal, nancyrosenthal9@gmail.com The key in 2022 will be Getting Out the Vote (GOTV)! All voters were helped last week with the signing of legislation allowing for Voting by Absentee Ballot due to the Covid-19 Pandemic through 2022. This legislation will “ensure the pandemic does not create inaccessibility for voters during...
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Ethics Governor Hochul has made abolishing JCOPE, the much-maligned New York state ethics enforcement agency her main ethics priority. Her office has been working with the good government groups, including the League on this but it will also need to be negotiated with the Legislature. She included her proposal in with her budget submission last week....
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