League of Women Voters of Saratoga County

Fake NewsHow to Recognize
Fake News

(and what to do about it)

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
7 pm

Everyone is talking about Fake News. How can we recognize it? How can we combat it? What has really occurred and what is made up?

Join us for program on this topic featuring Rex Smith, Editor of the Times Union. No registration required.

Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library 475 Moe Road, Clifotn Park, NY 12065

Petticoats of SteelPetticoats of Steel

Thursday, March 2, 2017
5:30 pm

The regional theater group, Cap Rep, has developed a theatre piece on the history of women's suffrage in NYS. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in New York State with this powerful production. Experience the battles for women's suffrage told in the voices of the brave warriors who fought them.

Petticoats of Steel uses primary sources to tell the true stories of the women of New York State – Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton – and the roles they played in gaining voting rights for all women of the United States of America.

45 minutes with a 15 minute post-show talk. Bring your children and grandchildren – it is appropriate for preteens and older, all the way up to senior citizens.

Event is FREE but seating is limited - pre-registration strongly encouraged. Register online or by calling (518) 474-1303. Flyer with details.

Huxley Theater, New York State Museum, 222 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12230

Cuban carLeague Meetup:
Life in the Cuban Dictatorship

Wed., March 15th at 7 pm

Four members of the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County traveled to Cuba just as the country was observing the mourning period for Fidel Castro. Janice Burns, Pattie Garrett, Zoe Nousanian and Barb Thomas will present their impressions of life in the Cuban dictatorship and share pictures from their recent trip.

Light refreshments will be served.

League Meetups are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm, and feature an introductory topic, interactive discussion of events and issues of importance to members, and advocacy.

Adirondack Trust Building Community Room
Map and entry directions
(Entry on top floor of Woodlawn & Church St. parking garage)
35 Church Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Woman of Vision

Sat., March 18th, 9-11:30 a.m.

Join us for our Annual Famous Person Fundraiser, this year featuring Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton is portrayed by Eleanor Stearns, who has researched and written portrayals of "Women of Vision" for schools and organizations throughout New York. She has participated for many years in the National Park's dramatizations of the 1848 Convention and portrayed Elizabeth Cady Stanton on C-Span's Writers and Books series in 2001.

Breakfast buffet is included.

RSVP by March 6th. Register online or by completing print form.

Gideon Putnam Hotel, Arches Room
Saratoga SPA State Park, 24 Gideon Putnam Rd., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Hands-on work to safeguard democracy

You can be part of a grass roots network of women and men in communities across the country. Here in Saratoga, we are actively involved in making democracy work. We conduct candidate forums, provide voter registration information to local High School seniors, produce an online Voters' Guide, and lobby on many important issues in Albany.

Because your local membership dues also enroll you at the state and national League levels only a small portion of the dues stay here in Saratoga County. We work hard to write grants and raise funds to support our events and activities, so we have been able to keep our dues at the same level for the past four years. Join our vibrant group!

Aside from membership, you can stand with us and support our efforts by making a donation to support our activities.

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