An Invitation to the Dedication of the ECC Atrium to Joan Bozer

A portrait of Joan Bozer and a banner with the title of this event

Image courtesy of Erie Community College Foundation, Inc.

On Thursday, April 18, 2024, SUNY Erie will celebrate the life, leadership and legacy of Joan Bozer, a past president and longtime member of LWVBN. The Joan K. Bozer Atrium at the City Campus of Erie Community College will be dedicated during a ceremony from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Among her many achievements, Joan led the effort to preserve and restore the Old Post Office, now ECC’s downtown location. Our League will be represented as a Grand Benefactor.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to make a donation, please visit the event website. All proceeds will benefit the Joan K. Bozer Scholarship, which will assist future ECC students in reaching their educational goals.

April 30: 26th Congressional District Special Election

A map of New York's 26th Congressional District
Image Credit: Open Maps via Wikipedia

  • Election Day: April 30, 2024
  • Early Voting: April 20 - April 28
  • Spans parts of both Erie and Niagara Counties
  • Polls open 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m

This special election will determine the successor to Representative Brian Higgins, who resigned his seat on February 2, 2024.

If you are not sure this election is for you, the US House of Representatives' Find Your Representative service can tell you your congressional district based on your zip code (and, if needed, street address).

For more information on upcoming elections this year, including the text of the New York State Equal Rights Amendment (which will be on the ballot in November), see our Voter Information page.

Help us welcome new citizens!
Special Ceremony at the Southtowns YMCA

  • Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • Time: Report at 9 a.m. and expect to stay until about 11:30 a.m.
  • Place: Southtowns YMCA, 1620 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca
Photo of two LWV voluneers from Pasadena, California sitting at a voter registration table' both are smiling widely

Photo Credit: League of Women Voters via Flickr,
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Each month, LWVBN attends naturalization ceremonies to welcome our new U.S. citizens and help them register to vote.

Volunteers are needed for a special Naturalization Ceremony being held at the Southtowns YMCA. No experience is needed! You will be paired with an experienced volunteer!

For more information: Contact Deborah Shiffner via the League office at

There are additional Volunteer Opportunities on our Volunteers page.

What's New

State League Newsletter

The March 2024 State Voter is online. (03/30/2024)

State League on New Congressional Districts

Read the LWVNY League Statement on New Congressional Districts Adopted by the New York State Legislature (02/28/2024)

State League: Call for Transparency

After Redistricting Commission Vote, Civil and Voting Rights Organizations Call for Transparency and Call for the Legislature to Hold One Public Hearing Before Vote on New Congressional Maps: Read the statement (02/15/2024)

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)

Save the Date!

This year's LWVBN Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 1.