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WE ARE THE LEAGUE OF WOMEn vOTERS

Published by LWVUS on June 17, 2014
The Success of Democracy doesn't depend on a few persons who do great things, but on many persons who do small things faithfully...

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2015 State Convention
June 6-7, 2015
Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany
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NYAD logoNEW! Register to be an Organ Donor(6/22/2015)
In 2009, New York became the first state to include an organ and tissue donor enrollment section on voter registration forms.  Since inception, over 160,000 individuals have joined the New York State Donate Life Organ and Tissue Donor Registry via voter registration forms.  LWVNYS has joined with NY Alliance for Donation to help increase organ donor registrations through the voter registration forms. Click here for more information, and click here for the YouTube video.

NEW! Budgets and the Balance of Power: The Lasting Impact of Silver v. Pataki and How It Shapes the Future of Government in New York State(6/16/2015)
A Forum co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Institute and Albany Law School.

Recently, there was a showdown in Albany over what constitutes an appropriate use of executive authority in the budgeting process. This is not new but is, rather, reminiscent of similar budget challenges that have occurred between legislatures and the governor dating back decades. At this forum, some of New York State's top legal and government scholars and leading actors in showdowns in recent years provided an account of what led to and occurred as a result of this landmark case and why, as well as discussed potential ways that budget gridlock can be avoided.

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