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

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The Students Inside Albany (SIA) conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, Inc., is designed to increase students’ awareness of their responsibilities in our representative government and provide the tools necessary for meeting those responsibilities. The conference will bring together high school students from across the state to...
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Dear Leaguers, As we begin our new League year in these uncertain times, we will be working hard to continue to conduct our voter registration drives and to educate voters on the five constitutional amendments which will be on the ballot in November. We are forming a group of speakers who will make presentations to...
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Even when you do your research, you can wind up with a purchase that doesn’t live up to a company’s claims. This article tells you what to do to avoid losing money when marketing claims prove inaccurate. Gather pertinent information. Find the company’s return and exchange policies. For instance, time limits for retail returns can...
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They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress, you know that the filibuster was invented by men. ~ Claire Booth Luce   Picture Credit
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League of Women Voters Supports For the People Act (HR1)
The For the People Act (S1) is the democracy reform bill that includes reforms for which the League has been advocating for decades. This Federal legislation will put power back into the hands of American voters by removing barriers to voting, restoring the ballot to formerly incarcerated individuals, and modernizing future elections. It is up...
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Women marching to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment
The majority of Americans mistakenly believe that women and men are guaranteed equal rights under the U.S. Constitution. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) would, once and for all, guarantee constitutional equality between men and women. Its ratification would provide the constitutional guarantee that all men and women are truly equal under the law and that...
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Violence Against Women Act
By a margin of 244 to 172, the U. S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act, which had lapsed in 2019. The renewed VAWA makes important changes that will strengthen prevention measures and support for survivors, aim to reduce gun violence that targets women, and direct additional resources and...
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Once you complete this year’s taxes, you may wonder what to do with that pile of records, 1099s, receipts, and bank statements. The IRS recommends holding on to any documents related to the income you’re reporting or any deduction or credit you’re claiming, including: Proof of income, including W-2s and 1099s, bank and brokerage statements,...
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Writing a letter
In addition to urging Legislative Leaders to fund the Redistricting Commission, the League co-signed a letter to the State Legislature asking that they ensure that the final budget makes changes requested by the State Comptroller regarding oversight of state contracts and competitive bidding. The Governor’s executive budget proposed rolling back recently reinstated oversight of SUNY...
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Please join us on Wednesday, April 21, at 7:00 pm to discuss the very important subject of Structural Racism. Our guest speaker, Elaine Gross, is Founder and President of Erase Racism, a regional civil rights organization based on Long Island that exposes and addresses the devastating impact of historical and ongoing structural racism, particularly in...
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