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

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President’s Message
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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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As we all listen to maybe way-too-much chatter about the Mueller Report, we can be grateful for the way it is refreshing everyone’s awareness of the fundamental importance of our voting system in our democracy. In New York the new election law reforms mean that we are hyper-focused on both halves of our League mission statement, “Empowering...
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Written by Dare Thompson, Darethompson@gmail.com It’s finished!  No, not the Mueller investigation, though I’m sure you’ve been paying attention to that.  I’m talking about our centennial history book titled “A Force to Reckon With.”  We’ve read through it one last time to catch typos and other small mistakes, but it’s now out of our hands...
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Election Day, and the days leading up to it, were filled with celebrations of the women’s suffrage centennial that were exciting and educational. On Saturday, November 4th, a conference was held in Albany at the NYS Museum on the centennial and women’s issues today. Jennifer Wilson and I both coordinated and moderated panel discussions during...
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For almost two days of intense small group discussions, scribbling on big sheets of paper, sending friendly spies to get info from other small groups, voting some big ideas up or down, laughing, swapping League stories, and eating wonderful food, a group of 30 League leaders from all parts of the US met last week...
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My husband. Doug, and I are heading off soon to help chaperone Students Inside Albany – our second time! – and I encourage all of you who are sending students to make sure you use the stories and pictures they bring back to promote the good work the League does. It is truly a rare and...
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Whew!  April 19th has come and gone (along with the presidential candidates) and now we’re left with outrage about purged voters, poorly trained workers at many polling sites, and – on clear display this year – our very restrictive NY election laws. Finally everyone could see how wrong it is that if you want to...
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