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

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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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Register for our Spring Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Webinars We will be hosting three webinars on DEI this Spring. Topics will include knowledge sharing on terms and theories in the DEI space and how and why DEI should intersect with your League work. All League members with an interest in these important topics are...
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The issue of guns and violence in our neighborhoods hits us whenever we pick up a newspaper or turn on our TV.  We read about it, we talk about it and the question of what to do about it was the subject of the League of Women Voters of Southwest Nassau meeting at the Elmont Memorial...
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The following document summarizes some of the commonly-held myths and misconceptions regarding the definition of human trafficking and the types of human trafficking operations that exist in the United States. The goal of the document is to address these misconceptions and help shape a more accurate “lens” for identifying and understanding trafficking. A “Top 10”...
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Human trafficking appears in many guises in the United States. This is a list of the most common cases as compiled by www.polarisproject.org: Labor Trafficking: This type of human trafficking several industries such as Domestic Servitude/Domestic Worker (i.e., nannies, maids and housekeepers, Small Businesses/”Mom and Pop” Operations (i.e., Landscaping, nail salons, restaurants, industrial cleaning construction...
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The LWVUS Board at its February meeting established the following as Legislative Priorities for 2014: Money in Politics Voting Rights In addition, the following were included as a second tier of focus for 2014: Affordable Care Act Reproductive Choice Immigration and the Environment. Other issues, third tier (watch) such as Fiscal Policy/Social and Economic Justice...
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is available in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. To get SNAP benefits a household has to meet the following criteria: Households may have $2,000 in countable resources, such as a bank account, or $3,250 in countable resources...
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Congratulations to everyone who worked on Vote411.  Since this year’s elections involved local municipalities, there was a very large number of races to cover.  With the addition of many leagues using Vote411 for the first time this year, we had broad coverage of races across the entire state.  Over 32,000 people from New York State visited the Vote 411...
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Election Day (Nov. 5) is quickly approaching. Click to download your copy of the ballot proposals to get familiar with the latest issues that affect you. Did you know you can get your voting ballot online? When you type your address into http://www.Vote411.org, you will see your local ballots along with a wealth of voting-related information. Here are step-by-step...
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Election Day (Nov. 5) is quickly approaching. Click to download your copy of the ballot proposals to get familiar with the latest issues that affect you. Did you know you can get your voting ballot online? When you type your address into http://www.Vote411.org, you will see your local ballots along with a wealth of voting-related information. Here are step-by-step...
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