LOCAL LEAGUE NEWS

LWV of Buffalo/Niagara organized its annual potluck summer lunch at which they discussed the LWVUS study on Money in Politics. Janet Massaro, chair of the Money in Politics committee presented the information. Included was a “Ted” talk from Lawrence Lessig introducing his book,

Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress – and a Plan to Stop It.

The Health Committee of LWV of Schenectady spent much of its time and attention this year on issues related to aging and on the New York Health Act which describes a single payer health insurance plan for New Yorkers. We invited Laurie Bacheldor from Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services and Ann DiSaro, consultant in aging services, to present “Aging in a Changing Landscape of Services and Resources- Challenges and Opportunities”. Collaborating with AAUW, Schenectady County Retired Teachers, the Jewish Community Center and the Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services brought out a sizable audience and enthusiasm for the program.[Continue Reading…]

FROM THE STATE LEAGUE OFFICE

Convention Handouts

Handouts from all of the Convention workshops are FINALLY posted on the state website – please share with leaders and members. There are great ideas and tips for all local Leagues! Sorry for the delay in posting them!

100th Anniversary Activities

The state League has an intern, Lauren Thomas, in the office this summer helping to gather information on all activities, events and forums that will be held during the next 5 years to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in NYS (2017), 100th anniversary of State League (2019), and 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in US (2020). We hope to make plans to coordinate the League’s activities with the other organizations across the state. If you know of plans in your communities, local organizations, or your own local League, please share them with us (emailLaurenThomas830@gmail.com). We’re creating a big calendar of the events that we’ll share with all. We will also be creating a Committee to help plan and organize the state League events – if you or you know of someone who would like to work on this project, email Laura@lwvny.org.

GRASSROOTS LOBBY DIRECTOR

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The delegates at the state Convention agreed to engage our members in a concurrence on the issue referred to as "Raise the Age." New York is the only state other than North Carolina that prosecutes ALL youth 16 years of age and older as adults. LWV … [Continue reading]

ISSUES AND ADVOCACY

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The State League Needs You! We are looking for volunteers for three different issues-related committees. Please email me (or Laura@lwvny.org) with any questions about the committees. If you have an interest in serving on the study committee for … [Continue reading]