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

State Convention is Coming!

The LWVNYS Biennial Convention will be held on June 2-4, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza Albany – Desmond Hotel (yes, it’ll be an in-person Convention). We have started to make plans for the Convention and your local League should, too. The Registration Kit was emailed, is posted on the state website, and is available here.

Boast about an event, activity, or accomplishment that your local League did this year by submitting an application for an Award at the State Convention. There are seven categories of awards and you can submit applications to as many as you want.

Let’s hear about your great project and honor those who made it all happen in your local League. Submit the application (click here) by May 1. Any member can nominate their League or a Committee for an award. Winners will be announced at the Saturday evening banquet at the State Convention.


Categories for Awards are (see more in the Awards packet here):

  • Educating Voters to Action Award (Citizen Education)
  • Mobilizing Democracy into Action Award (Get Out the Vote)
  • Lighting the Way Award (Membership and Leadership)
  • Building Bridges to Excellence Award (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
  • Thinking Out of the Box
  • Shaping Our Future Award (Youth Award)
  • Inspiring Citizens into Action Award (Citizen Engagement)


Volunteers Needed

To make Convention successful, we need lots of volunteers! We need just a few to help with registration and the sales/exhibit room, but we need more to help during the plenary sessions on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Delegates may volunteer at registration and sales, but they cannot volunteer during plenary sessions. Training will be provided for volunteers for plenary sessions. Email if you would like to volunteer and tell her when you can volunteer.


Volunteers who work either the Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning plenary session may attend EITHER the Saturday lunch or Saturday dinner at no cost. Plenary volunteers must agree to work the entire session and training before (Saturday 1:00-5:00 or Sunday 9:00-12 noon).


All volunteers may attend any workshops at no cost and if there is room, may observe during plenary (if not working then).


Come join the fun of the State Convention!

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