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25
Jan

Equal Rights Amendment Advances to NY Voters in November 2024

New York Legislature passed constitutional amendment in second consecutive legislative session   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:...
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11
Jan

Redistricting: January 2023

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29
Dec

State Convention is Coming!

The LWVNYS Biennial Convention will be held on June 2-4, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza...
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26
Dec

LWVUS President Visit

LWVUS President, Dr. Deborah Turner, came to Albany for a couple of days. She was invited by LWV of Albany to attend their gala celebrating their 100th anniversary. The state League staff took Dr. Turner to the NYS Capitol for a tour – the 45 minute tour turned into 1.5 hours which was full of...
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21
Dec

Nancy Rosenthal, VP for Voter Services

Compiled and written by Nancy Rosenthal, Jane Colvin and Sheila Bernson (and Milly Czerwinski, staff) Many thanks to the local Leagues that responded to the 2022 Voter Service Survey! To date, we have tallied the information from 31 Leagues that have responded (that’s 74% of the 42 Leagues!) and know that we will be receiving...
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19
Dec

Vote 411

Milly Czerwinski, Organizer, From LWVUS, we received the following data on Vote 411 usage from January through November. Total Users: 285,359 New Users: 262,494 Returning Users: 22,865 Total Number of Sessions: 339,163 During the 2022 election season, New Yorkers visited Vote411 339,163 times. The “New Users” amount indicates the number of people who hadn’t used...
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15
Dec

Issues and Advocacy

Sally Robinson, VP for Issues and Advocacy, Sally.s.robinson@gmail.com Erica Smitka, Deputy Director, Erica@lwvny.org New York State Equal Rights Amendment Currently 26 states have a state level ERA, including sex as a protected class in the state constitution—New York State does not. The good news is that we worked on the passage of a statewide ERA...
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14
Dec

In Memory of Elizabeth Hubbard

Libby Hubbard, Past President of the LWVNYS, passed away in October, 2022. She was Judicial Director of the NY State League of Women Voters, and later served as President of the state League. She served on a state commission to reform the state court system. She was also Chair of the Board of the Correctional...
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13
Dec

Regina Tillman, 3rd Vice President for DEI and Crystal Joseph, DEI Task Force Co-Chair

21 Day Racial Equity Indigenous Challenge: We had 115 people register for the 21 Day Challenge which ended on November 26th. Much appreciated also were the Board members that joined in on the challenge! We had taken a lesson from the previous 21 Day Challenges conducted, having learned from them that daily reminders were critical...
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