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Nancy Rosenthal, VP for Voter Services, nancyrosenthal9@gmail.com Now is the time for Leagues to execute what we do so well: registering new voters by October 14th, handling absentee ballot requests timely, GOTV during early voting October 29th –November 6th, and having candidate forums where we collaborate with neighboring Leagues and other organizations! National Voter Registration Day (NVRD)...
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Vote411.org goes live October 1st. Please urge candidates in your League’s area to respond so that voters can be educated and informed on all candidates running for office. The state League will email all members a flyer on Oct. 3 – we ask you all to print it out and post it in your neighborhood or community
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Sally Robinson, VP for Issues and Advocacy, Sally.s.robinson@gmail.com Erica Smitka, Deputy Director, Erica@lwvny.org As we head into the fall, many of our state committees have been meeting to discuss priorities for the next legislative session. If you would like to get involved with any of the following committees, please reach out to the committee leads...
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Judie Gorenstein, judieL728@aol.com Election Day, November 8, 2022 is about 6 weeks away, with Early Voting less than 5. Most everyone is registered to vote, but people have until October 14th to register. Now is the time to make sure you have you done everything you could to be knowledgeable, ready to vote yourself and get out...
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The state League will have a booth at the NYS Fair in Syracuse again this year! We are really excited to have a presence there and provide information to all voters in NYS. BUT we will need lots of volunteers to help staff the table. We will provide the admission ticket and parking ticket and...
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Judie Gorenstein, judieL728@aol.com CALLING ALL MEMBERS I do know that summer is a time for vacations and relaxation and I do hope that everyone has found some time to have fun and relax. I do also know that the League of Women Voters’ goal of empowering voters and defending our democracy is more important than ever.  I am therefore...
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People Powered Fair Maps
The League was a strong supporter of the Constitutional amendment on redistricting that was approved by voters in 2014. That amendment established an Independent Redistricting Commission (“IRC”) and adopted a ban on partisan gerrymandering. The IRC initially submitted a set of maps that were rejected by the Legislature. The Constitutional amendment required the IRC to...
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The NYS Government Compared to the US Federal Government Company NYS Federal Gov’t Executive Governor 4 year term, no term limits Lieutenant Governor Nominated on the same ticket as Governor President 4 year term, 2-term limit Vice President Nominated on the same ticket as President Legislative Bodies Assembly 2 year term, no term limits 150...
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Political Parties Although there are hundreds of political parties in the United States, only certain parties qualify to have the names of their candidates for office printed on election ballots. In order to qualify for ballot placement, a party must meet certain requirements that vary from state to state. For example, in some states, a...
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