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UN Expert on Conflict Resolution to Speak at LWV of New Rochelle Annual Meeting, May 30 (details at right)
LWV Westchester Issues Statement on the Westchester County Fair and Affordable Housing Controversy addressed to the County Executive, HUD, and the Board of Legislators
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download Journal-News Community View 5-17-13 pdf
New 2013 Directory of Government Officials Has Arrived Read more>
April 18th Second Running and Winning Workshop Gave Westchester High School Girls the Opportunity to Meet Women in Politics and be Inspired to Run for Public Office On Thursday, April 18, the second annual Running and Winning workshop gave 36 Westchester high school girls the chance to meet and talk with 16 women elected officials and learn what it means to run for office and work for the interests of the people of Westchester. The workshop was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Westchester, the American Association of University Women of Westchester, and the YWCA of Central Westchester, which provided the location. The Westchester Community Foundation provided funding. Read more>
Westchester County Charter Revision Commission Update The Charter Revision Commission met recently to discuss each of its four focus groups' reports. Read the League's response>
Skeptical Supreme Court to Hear Case on 2/27/13 Challenging the Very Successful Voting Rights Act of 1965 Read more>
LWV Supports Voting Rights Act Read message from LWVUS president>
Power the Vote 2012: How a New Initiative Launched Results for Millions of Voters Read the summary of the League's work during 2012 on voting>
Campaign Finance Reform in NY State. Read report of forum March 13, 2013, sponsored by local Leagues.
Campaign Finance Reform Would Restore Public Trust Read White Plains LWV President Madeline Zevon's article published in the Mar. 20 Journal News
LWV Forum on Need for Fair Property Tax Assessments can be Viewed on Web Read more>Download 4pg pdf Background Information.
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LWVW is a Sponsor for the Students in Albany
Program Enabling High school Students a Closer Look at How Our Government Functions
State League Submits Comments on Hydrofracking Read more>
Want to Know What's Going on in Albany? Read the State League's revived blog, Capitol Beat
Interested in NYS politics? Want to participate directly in the legislative process and development of policies? Join the new LWVNYS Lobby Corps
The League of Women Voters of NYS is developing a Lobby Corps, similar to that of LWVUS. The purpose is to train a group of volunteers who will then communicate the League's position on proposed legislation in person directly to the members of the state Senate and Assembly. The volunteer lobbyists will receive background information, talking points and individual assignments of legislators. A meeting will be held prior to the start of the legislative session in Albany to train and brief the Corps.
These volunteers are not to replace the Issue Specialists on whom the League currently depends for specific information, testimony and memos on particular issues as they are considered by the legislature. Instead, the Lobby Corps will be generalists who will provide the direct contact with the legislators on the key talking points. The Corps will also attend legislative committee meetings to report to the state League on important discussions and votes. It would be expected that the Lobby Corps volunteers would agree to lobby on a regular basis as assigned in Albany, for example, at least 2 days a month.
The Corps will work very closely with the state League's Vice President for Issues and Advocacy, Sally Robinson, and our Legislative Director, Barbara Bartoletti. The volunteers will "shadow" Barbara to meet the legislators, become familiar with the capitol and the legislative procedures, and learn the aspects of good lobbying techniques, especially during the volunteers' first year.
Come make a difference - and try something new in the League! For more info contact Laura Ladd Bierman,
LWVNYS Executive Director,
Thurs. May 30 LWV of NR Annual Dinner Meeting with Chris Coleman, director of the United Nations Civilian Capacity Project, talking on “Resolving Conflicts through Political Inclusion” 6:30 pm at the Modern Restaurant, 310 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle. The public is welcome. For reservations, please send a check made out to LWVNR for $35 to Joan Alexander, 373 Stratton Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804. For information call Joan at 914-715-3916 or e-mail Monica Grey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download flyer.
Sat-Sun June 1-2. LWV of New York State 55th Biennial Convention Details
June 6. LWV of Westchester Annual Meeting and Luncheon, 9:30 meeting, 11:30 luncheon & speakers NY State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Diana Kasdan of the Brennan Center. For reservations:email@example.com Scarsdale Woman's Club, 37 Drake Avenue, Scarsdale. Download revised flyer.
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The New York State LWV's Newsletter is now available online.
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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan grassroots organization which promotes informed citizen participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. League members make a difference in their community, statewide and nationally through active volunteering and/or financial support.
Membership is open to all citizens of voting age. Non-citizens may join as associates. Students may join at a reduced rate. For further information on membership, contact a local League through the link on this page or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and phone number and we will contact you with further information.
County League Seeks Volunteers
If you know of someone who may be interested in serving on the County Board or any of the committees, or if you have an interest in doing so, contact the League office:
Tel: 914-949-0507; email LWVwestchester@verizon.net
Voter Service Moderators Needed!
Moderator Training Available
See details on Voter Service page. Contact Susie at
472-7797 or email@example.com .