New York State
DEADLINE! This Friday, Feb. 14, is that LAST day to change your party affiliation for the April Presidential primaries and the June federal and state primaries.
- You can now change your party affiliation up to February 14, 2020, to be effective for these primaries. After February 14, any changes to party affiliation will not take effect until after the June 23 primary.
- Change your affiliation with the DMV or by submitting a new NYSBOE voter registration form.
National Day of Action: February 14th
On February 14th, 2020 LWVUS will celebrate its 100th anniversary. To memorialize this momentous day, Leagues from across the nation will be participating in a day of action. In New York State, we will be celebrating LWV's centennial by taking action on funding for voting in 2020.
League members will be encouraged to take remote actions on February 14th. We'll be asking members to contact their elected officials and urge them to include funding for voting in the 2020-2021 budget. A day of action toolkit to empower our members to take action using sample social media posts, graphics, call scripts, sample letters, and information on how to advocate for budget funding for voting is available now Here.
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March 10, 2020
CHAMPION FOR CHANGE: An Intimate Conversation with Barbara Bartoletti
NYS Cultural Education Center
Join Barbara Bartoletti, former Legislative Director for the League of Women Voters of New York State, and Liz Benjamin, journalist and Managing Director of Marathon Strategies, for an evening of honor and celebration. A tireless advocate and full-time volunteer who served as a voice for citizens and a force for change, Barbara will share a few of the many highlights, accomplishments and challenges spanning her 40+ year career—including passage of the Clean Indoor Air Act and the continued push for campaign finance reform and government transparency.
Co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters of NYS Education Foundation and the Archives Partnership Trust.
2020 Regional Training Workshops
The League of Women Voters of NYS invites all members to come to training workshops being held throughout the state on Saturdays from 9:30-3:00 in March. All members are invited to attend any or all of the workshops. Lunch will be provided and will allow for informal networking among the attendees. Click here for more info.
LOCATIONS & DATES
- March 7, New York City, 4 West 43rd Street, New York, $35
- March 14, Rochester Area, Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Ave, Rochester, $25
- March 21, Binghamton Area, Union Presbyterian Church, 200 East Main Street, Endicott, $25
- March 28, Albany Area, McKownville Methodist Church, 1565 Western Ave, Albany, $25
- League of Women Voters Testimony on Funding Elementary and Secondary Education (2/12/2020)
- State League Testimony before NYS Senate Public Hearing on Foundation Aid, Dec 3, 2019
- LWV of NYC Testimony before NYS Senate Public Hearing on Foundation Aid, Dec. 3, 2019.
- LWVNY Testimony on Redistricting Commission Funding (2/14/2020)
- Letter to Legislators on Independent Redistricting Commission Appointment Deadline (1/30/2020)
- Press Release on Letter to Legislators about Redistricting Commission Appointment Deadline (1/30/2020)
- LWVNYS New York State Independent Redistricting Commission Facts (11/12/2019)
- Press Release on Redistricting Formation Deadline (11/12/2019)
- League sends letter to all members of Legislature regarding Independent Redistricting Commission formation deadline (11/12/2019)
- League Signs Letter to Public Campaign Financing Commission Urging Early Release of Recommendations (10/7/2019)
- League Testimony before NYS Public Campaign Financing Commission (9/10/2019)
- League Joins Other Groups Urging NYS Public Financing Commission to Stay Focused on Campaign Finance Reform (8/27/2019)
GOVERNOR & BILLS
- League of Women Voters Testimony On Funding for Voting and Elections (2/12/2020)
- Report on Early Voting Survey (11/27/2019)
- Early Voting Testimony Before Joint Committee on Election Law and Early Voting Survey Report (11/20/2019)
- PRESS RELEASE (7/26/2019)
LWVNYS and LWVUS join others to send a notice letter warning the Rensselaer County Board of Elections that disclosure of DMV voter registration information to ICE blatantly violates the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA)
100 YEARS AND BEYOND: CELEBRATING THE STATE LEAGUE'S CENTENNIAL
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HISTORIES OF THE STATE AND LOCAL LEAGUES IN NYS
In celebration of the state League’s 100th anniversary, we have published two books: one commemorating the state League’s 100 years and one of histories from many of our local Leagues. Purchase your copies now!
- A Force to Reckon With: A Centennial History of the League of Women Voters of New York State.
- Forces to Reckon With: A Collection of Histories of the Local Leagues in New York State.
CELEBRATING OUR 100th ANNIVERSARIES
LWVNYS will be 100 years old on November 19, 2019; LWVUS will be 100 years old on February 14, 2020; The 19th Amendment giving women the vote was officially added to the U.S. Constitution on August 26, 1920. We have a lot to celebrate! And more to do reach the goals of the suffragists and really make democracy work for everyone. Here are some resources to help your League celebrate. Contact Joan Johnson & Barbara Thomas , co-chairs of the 100th Anniversary Events Committee for more information.
2019 LEAGUE DAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS
December 4, 2019
Topic of Briefings: Climate Change
Summary of Speakers
TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HOW TO ENGAGE IN POLITICS
The state League and the NYS Social Studies Supervisory Association (NYS4A) are pleased to announce the publication of seven lesson plans on state and local government for teachers of the New York Grade 12 Participation in Government course.
JOIN THE STATE LEAGUE'S EFFORTS TO REVIEW ITS POSITIONS
We are looking forward to working with local Leagues and members on the two specific updates approved at Convention in June (Constitutional Convention Position and Financing Healthcare) and the first two of our planned updates of different sections of Impact on Issues (Election Law and Government.) A thorough and complete review of Impact has been a major theme of program planning for the last couple years and was made more feasible by the recent changes made by the board to the update and study processes. Read more