LWVBN Holiday Party

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Our annual holiday party luncheon is an opportunity for our members and friends to get together to share holiday cheer and hear from a local organization working to improve our community.

The deadline to register is November 26, 2023

  • Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Place: Banchetti By Rizzo's; 550 N French Rd, Buffalo

H.E.A.L.International Inc. is a nonprofit charitable tax-exempt organization run and managed by former refugees to help new arrivals in the country adapt to the challenges that arise from leaving a region of conflict and violence arriving to a new life in the U.S.

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Registration can be made by check via U.S. mail by using the registration form in the current issue of The Voter newsletter, or by calling the League office at 716-986-4898.

LWVBN Volunteer Opportunities
Autumn 2023

1940s booth staffed by League members. Photo Credit: League of Women Voters, All rights reserved

Naturalization Ceremonies

Volunteers are needed on November 1 and December 6 for the naturalization ceremonies taking place in downtown Buffalo at the U.S. Courthouse. You will meet people from many countries and help them register to vote. If you are interested, please email Deborah Shiffner via the League office and let her know the date you are available.

Candidate Forums

We have need of more people to help out at candidate forums. We have developed a training PowerPoint as a resource to help anyone feel comfortable in the roles needed at each event. Please consider joining us in this important voter education effort. The League has well-earned respect for our fair and civil events that give citizens an opportunity to hear directly from candidates about the issues that matter to voters. Send me an email at if you’d like to learn more or, better still, are willing to volunteer. There will surely be events in the spring for primaries and school board elections.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please email the League office or give us a call at (716) 986-4898.

Upcoming LWVB/N Meetings

Some meetings are held in person, many meetings are held remotely

Please use the members calendar to find all upcoming meetings and events and automatically add them to your calendar app.

What's New

State League Newsletter

The October 2023 State Voter is online. (10/27/2023)

LWVBN Nat'l Voter Registration Day Efforts Featured in the Buffalo News

In advance of National Voter Registration Day, The Buffalo News published this "Another Voice" piece by LWVBN President Lori Robinson and, among other media outlets, The Buffalo News helped alert citizens to locations where our League volunteers would be available to register new voters on National Voter Registration Day on September 19. Both articles were published in the Sunday, September 17 edition.

LWVNYS Criminal Justice Committee

Voting in New York State Jails: A Qualitative Analysis of Access a study conducted by Hazel Weiser of LWVNY. (June 2023)

LWVNY Legislative Hot Topics

See the State League's "Hot Topics" for 2023 (PowerPoint presentation); this information is also available as a YouTube video (LWVNY via YouTube, 01/23/2023)

Support for a state-level ERA ballot initiative in the state of New York

LWVNY "ERA One Pager"

Outer Harbor Waterfront Must Remain Accessible

Read the opinion piece by LWVBN President Lori Robinson published in the Buffalo News (09/18/2022).

Statement on Buffalo shooting

League Condemns Racist Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY (05/16/2022)

Calling all content creators!

Do you like to write or take photos? Are you a social media maven? We can use your help! Contact Amy Moritz at or drop in to our next Communications Committee meeting.