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Call for Nominations — Making Democracy Work Award

Please consider nominating a comm$ efforts to make democracy work. (LWVB/N Voter, 12/27/2019)

We Need Your Ideas!

Each year, the state League requests Word format or in PDF format (Buffalo News, 12/15/2019)

League Testimony

Before the New York State Public Campaign Financing Commission in Word formatPDF format (10/29/2019)

League Letter: Another Voice

League provides guidance on early voting (Buffalo News, Another Voice, 9/30/2019)

Press Conference

Members of LWVBN’s Waterfront Committee took part in a press conference at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. LWVBN is part of the Our Outer Harbor Coalition, which is advocating for the Outer Harbor to be turned into a state park.
(9/23/2019)
Photograph of 
some of the members of the Waterfront Committee that attended the press 
conference

League Event

Education Forum Recap: Perspectives on What Works in Public Education (5/23/2018)

League Letter

Letter to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) regarding "preferred plan” for the Buffalo Outer Harbor (5/2019)

League Event

Local Government Program Recap: Gentrification: Exploring Solutions (4/25/2019)

League Letter

Letter to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) regarding November 2018 open house (12/23/2018)

League Letter

Letter to the DOE opposing proposal to deregulate high-level radioactive waste at West Valley (12/10/2018)

League Letter

Letter to the Editor of the Buffalo News about "water-dependent" uses for the Buffalo Harbor (7/2018)

League Statement

Recommendations regarding the Independent Commission on Reapportionment: Statement on Local Law Intro No 12-2 (8/22/2016)

From LWVNY

Campaign Finance Reform

The State League released a statement criticizing the Public Campaign Financing Commission. (LWVNYS Voter, 12/2019)

Redistricting

The State League has called on NYS legislators to fund and populate New York's first ever independent redistricting commission by February 1, 2020 (LWVNYS Voter, 12/2019)

Early Voting Survey

LWVNYS report on early voting. Key issues and recommendations for an improved process in 2020 were shared with the Joint Committee on Elections (Senate and Assembly) and Boards of Elections. (11/20/2019)

LWVNYS position on Con-Con

At the State Convention in June 2019, delegates approved an update to the State League's position on a Constitutional Convention (9/2019).

Voter Education/Early Voting

LWVNY page on New York State Early Voting lists all early voting times and locations across the state

Issues

The State League wants you! Help with the updates to Impact on Issues

Youth Outreach

7 lesson plans for teachers of the New York Grade 12 Participation in Government course.

Voter Education

Facts for Voters voters guide (pdf)

Testimony

League Testimony before NYS Public Campaign Financing Commission Watch the video (9/10/2019)

League Letter: A 3276 / S 1819

League Urges Governor to Sign Maternal Mortality Review Board Bill (8/1/2019)

League Resources

Workshop presentations and handouts from the State Convention have great information on court simplification, moderating candidate forums, fundraisers, Vote411, and more! (7/2019)

From LWVUS

DEI guide

LWVUS has released a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Guide that includes resources that are most relevant around this topic LWVUS, 12/19/2019

Census

The LWVUS has joined the Census Project and other organizations in calling for full funding of the 2020 Census. (LWVUS, 12/6/2019)

League Letter

LWVUS Urges Congress to Vote Yes for H.R. 4, Voting Rights Advancement Act (December 4, 2019)

League Letter

LWVUS opposes IRS "Dark Money" Rule regarding the reporting requirements of exempt organizations Word format. (December 2, 2019)

Action: Secure Elections

Contact your Senators to demand election security (11/13/2019).

Suffrage Centennial

LWVUS Chief Exec Virginia Kase spoke at a Harvard event to celebrate the upcoming 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Watch Fighting for Political Power: Women’s Inclusion from the 19th Amendment to 2020 (10/28/2019)

League Testimnony

LWVUS Chief Exec Virginia Kase testified before the Congressional the Subcommittee on Elections. Watch her opening statement (10/17/2019)

Redistricting

If you have experience implementing redistricting reform in your state, LWVUS NEEDS YOU

Action: Gun Violence

Read the LWVUS position on gun control, then tell Congress to act.

People Powered Fair Maps™

National redistricting campaign of the League of Women Voters

2020 Legislative Priorities

Updated guidance to state and local Leagues

Get out the Vote

GotV best practices toolkit

Testimony

League of Women Voters of the U.S. took part in the United Nations event on violence against women politicians (Facebook Live, 9/19/2019).

Board

The LWVUS board nominating committee is looking for applicants for the 2020-2022 national board (Deadline: October 28, 2019)

Action: DC Statehood

Take action by signing our petition to support DC statehood today! Here's why

Action: For the People Act

Call your US Senator about the For the People Act

Action: Voting Rights

Contact your Representative to support the Voting Rights Advancement Act

Census

The Census counts. NOW is the time to get involved. Sign the pledge, then explore the toolkit and map out a plan.

In the News

LWV of Wisconsin and two registered Wisconsin voters challenge voter roll purge that is based on unreliable data

(LWVUS Press Release, 12/18/2019)

Voting Rights Advancement Act must also pass in the Senate

LWVUS Press Release, 12/6/2019

Judge orders 234,000 purged from Wisconsin voter rolls

and denies Wisconsin League of Women Voters' petition to intervene (USA Today, 10/15/2019). Nevertheless, they are persisting (AP, 10/19/2019).

Judge orders 234,000 purged from Wisconsin voter rolls

and denies Wisconsin League of Women Voters' petition to intervene (USA Today, 10/15/2019). Nevertheless, they are persisting (AP, 10/19/2019).

Official: Voting in New York State En Route to Modernization

(Spectrum NY State of Politics, 10/8/2019)

State's top jurist wants massive restructuring of NY courts Monumental overhaul would require constitutional amendments. (Albany Times Union, 9/26/2019)

Governor Signs Bill Extending Party Enrollment Deadline to Feb. 14 (Albany Times Union, 9/25/2019)

League hosts more than 500 voter registration events across the country for National Voter Registration Day (League Press Release, 9/23/2019).

Harmful Voter Registration Law Blocked in LWV of Tennessee Case (League Press Release, 9/12/2019)

League launches People Powered Fair Maps to end gerrymandering create fair and transparent district maps nationwide (ABC News, 9/5/2019)

LWVUS Statement on Rucho v. League of Women Voters of North Carolina Supreme Court Declines to Set a Standard to Rein in Partisan Gerrymandering (League Press Release, 6/27/2019)