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Welcome to the League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters is a trusted nonpartisan volunteer organization. Our members do the hands-on work to encourage an informed electorate and to advocate for civic improvement.

Election Day

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

2015 LWVBN Voters Guide

LWVBN Lunch and Issues


Raise the Age

Should the League of Women Voters of New York State support raising the age at which a young person can be prosecuted as a juvenile?

The League of Women Voters of Ohio conducted a full study on Juvenile Justice and arrived at a position that children under the age of 18 are not adults and their treatment within the system should relate to their stage of development with the purpose of rehabilitation. New York is one of the two states that still automatically processes 16 and 17 year-old offenders as adults. Nearly 50,000 16 and 17 year-olds are arrested and face the possibility of prosecution as adults in criminal court each year in New York.

Guest speaker
Judge Susan M. Eagan

[Judge Susan Eagan]

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 12 noon
Scotch 'n Sirloin Restaurant
3999 Maple Rd., Amherst, NY 14226

Make reservations below or call the League Office at 884-3550 by noon Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

Pay at the door in cash or with check written to LWVBN. Please call the League Office if you'd like to join us only for the program.

Since her appointment to Buffalo City Court, the Honorable Susan M. Eagan has presided over thousands of criminal cases, managed a civil calendar, and heard Special Term matters including civil motions, landlord/tenant issues and search warrant applications. She has also been designated an acting County Court judge when presiding over the Buffalo City Court Domestic Violence Court.

If you would like to attend our event, please register here. Seating is limited.

Recent Actions

Use taxpayer dollars for public education

Letter to the Editor
The Buffalo News, March 30, 2015
PDF copy

County residents should ensure that their budget priorities are understood

Letter to the Editor
The Buffalo News, November 5, 2014
PDF copy

Outer harbor planning flawed from inception

Letter to the Editor
The Buffalo News, October 25, 2014
PDF copy