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

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President’s Message
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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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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March to Colorado Capitol after Roe v Wade Verdict
Dear League members, Today, the US Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion, overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. We believed this was coming, but we still had some hope. Now, the hurt is extreme and real. Read my statement with LWV CEO Virginia Kase Solomón. It is appropriate to feel the pain...
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The future depends on what you do today
April 2022 was a very busy month for the LWVNYS On the first two Saturdays of the month, LWVNYS held our final two regional training workshops. At the training in Scarsdale during my opening remarks, I spoke of what two things the past year had taught all of us. 1.) We cannot be certain things can...
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As I sit at my home workspace, I can’t believe it’s May. The last few weeks in quarantine have moved both glacially and at warp speed—all at the same time. I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. Some of my friends and family have gotten sick, but none have been...
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Last year, before COVID-19 locked us all inside, a few League members and I took an NYS League-sponsored tour of the United Nations. The entire day was awe-inspiring, from the grandness of the spaces to the recognizable rooms, to the docents and speakers. If ever you have the opportunity to take a tour of the...
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The League of Women Voters of the United States is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. So many issues today are framed in partisan terms that it can feel impossible to...
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Do you know: How to register to vote? Where to vote? What candidates are on your ballot? Your candidate’s position on issues? To get answers to all of these questions: Go to www.Vote411.org    
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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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With your support, I am embracing my new role as President of the New York State League and I thank you for the opportunity to lead LWVNYS during our centennial celebrations, the celebration of the 19th Amendment and a challenging election season. The first order of business for me is to address the 15 “Directions to...
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