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Make a Mother’s Day Tribute Gift and Help Educate Voters!
Make a gift to the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation in honor of your mother or another woman who inspires you before Sunday, May 1, 2016 and we will send a Mother’s Day card letting her know of your generosity on her behalf. You can make your tax-deductible gift here.

Your gift of $25 or more, will not only help the state League continue to provide quality, non-partisan education to the voters of New York but will also pay tribute to the women who taught you the value of participating in your government. Make a gift today and let her know how much she means to you.
(And, because the League is not for women only, stay tuned for a chance to honor the men who inspire you in time for Father’s Day.)

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2016 Legislative Agenda (1/22/2016)

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Health Care

  • Memo in Support A. 8580 (3/15/2016)
    An act to amend the public health law, in relation to nursing home and hospital nurse staffing patterns.

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2016 Election Information

NEW! Event on Modernizing Voter Registration (4/26/2016)

May 4th from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Rockefeller Institute
Discussion with Colorado Election Administrators Donetta Davidson and Matt Crane

Electronic Voter GuideVoter Information

Constitutional Convention Education

On November 7, 2017, voters will go into voting booths throughout New York State and, as they are every 20 years, will be faced with the Constitutionally mandated question, ”Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?”
  • Convention Land – Road Map to a Constitutional Convention (3/16/2016)
  • Website of Joint Project with Rockefeller Institute on Education of Public
    Timeline, Events, Potential Issues, Publications, and more
  • Can a NYS Constitutional Convention Strengthen Government Ethics
    • March 25th, 1:30-4:30, Albany Law School (To register, please e-mail Amy Gunnells)
    • Co-Sponsored by the Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY, the Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz, the Government Law Center at Albany Law School, the League of Women Voters of NYS, and the Siena Research Institute. Additional Sponsor: The NYS Bar Association.

      Friday, March 25, 2016
      With so much talk about the erosion of integrity in government, can the problems with elected officials that so frequently dominate our headlines be fixed statutorily or are they more appropriately addressed through constitutional change? 
    • Video
  • 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 (6/15/2015)
    A Forum co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Institute and Albany Law School.

    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.

news & upcoming events

NEW! League Advocacy Training and Lobby Day (4/26/2016)

May 10, 2016
Albany, NY

Come learn about our advocacy agenda, hear directly from the Issue Specialists about our expected action for the 2016 Legislative Session and lobby your own legislators!

NEW! Regional Training Workshops Handouts (4/14/2016)
Workshops were held in 4 locations across the state during March and April. Over 150 people attended the sessions, representing 39 local Leagues and the 3ILO’s. Handouts can be obtained or viewed here.

Listen to a Conversation with US Attorney Preet Bharara about Corruption in NYS (2/18/2016)

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LWVNYS President Dare Thompson with US Attorney Preet Bharara
LWVNYS President Dare Thompson with US Attorney Preet Bharara

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