League Condemns Racist Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY

BUFFALO, NY & WASHINGTON — The League of Women Voters of Buffalo-Niagara, the League of Women Voters of New York State, and the League of Women Voters of the United States issued the following statement on the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York:

“This weekend, a terrorist with a violent and racist agenda brought tragedy to the Black community in Buffalo. This heinous attack is the result of hateful white supremacy we sadly experience far too often across America.

“We mourn the victims of this horrific shooting, and we stand in solidarity with the Black community in Buffalo. Our hearts are broken by the trauma inflicted on our friends and neighbors.

“Continued white supremacist attacks in our country make it clear that our leaders must do more to ensure anti-racism education in schools, curb the amplification of white supremacy on social media, and protect Americans against the threat of gun violence.

“Our nation has an ugly history of extreme violence against Black Americans that continues today. In a true democracy, everyone can live freely without the threat of extreme violence against their community. A racist attack on the Black community is an attack on American democracy.”

Call to the 2022 Annual Meeting

  • Date: Saturday June 11, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Place: Sean Patrick’s Restaurant, 3480 Millersport Hwy, Getzville

The Annual Meeting begins with coffee, tea, and pastries at 10:00 a.m. Guests for the luncheon only may plan to arrive shortly before noon.

Please visit the registration page for all details

Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara conducted six candidate forums this year:

Meet the Lockport City School Board Candidates

  • Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Place: Aaron Mossell Junior High School
  • View recording : on YouTube

Meet the Clarence School Board Candidates

  • Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Place: Clarence High School Auditorium
  • View recording : on Google Drive

Candidate Forum for East Aurora Union Free School District Board Candidates

  • Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Place: East Aurora Middle School All-Purpose Room
  • View recording in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2 on Youtube.

Meet the Starpoint Central School Board Candidates

  • Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Place: Starpoint Middle School Cafeteria
  • View recording : on Youtube

Meet the Williamsville Central School District Board Candidates

  • Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Place: Williamsville Central School District Offices
  • View recording : on Youtube

Upcoming LWVB/N Meetings

Due to the pandemic, most meetings are held remotely. Please contact the League office if you would like to attend any of these meetings, but are not sure how to do so.

Friday, May 20, 2022
1:00 p.m. Money in Politics Committee

Tuesday May 24, 2022
4:30 p.m. Education Committee

Friday, May 27, 2022
11:00 a.m. Healthcare Committee

Use the members calendar to find more meetings and events and automatically add them to your calendar app.

What's New

State League Newsletter

The March State Voter has been posted (03/25/2022)

2022 Legislative Agenda

The LWVNY 2022 Legislative Agenda (PDF format) has been posted. (01/25/2022)

Buffalo Transformation Fund

The preliminary draft spending plan for Buffalo's $331 million allocation from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) has been posted to the City's website (Local Government Committee, 10/15/2021)

It's almost summer!

We are planning a road trip to Chautauqua Institute during the last week in July.

The topic of the week is the VOTE and Democracy. We will be meeting up with our fellow League members from Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties.

Carpooling will be available!

More information on the main speaker, exact date and cost will be coming soon.

2022 Midterm Elections

  • Tuesday June 28 Primary Election
  • Tuesday November 8 General Election

In 2022, New Yorkers will be electing a Governor, members of the House and Senate and many other offices: find out what's on your ballot at vote411.