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oil pipeline

Transportation of Oil in Our Region

Wednesday April 26 at 7pm

Speakers:

  • Andrew (AJ) Schneller, Ph. D., Environmental Studies faculty member at Skidmore Collge.

  • Stephen O. Shafer, MD, MA, MPH, a retired Clinical Professor of Neurology, Columbia University, and former vice-resident of Friends of the Earth Foundation, and volunteer with Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipelines NY.

  • A skidmore student from the Environmental Studies program will present findings from interviews conducted of residents near the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline

Flyer with details

Saratoga Springs Public Library - Community Room
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866


Climate Change March

Sat., April 29, at 10 a.m.

March or staff a voter registration table as we join the Glens Falls Peoples Climate March. This is a sister march to the Peoples Climate March in Washington DC. We will gather at City Park (next to Crandall Library) in downtown Glens Falls at 10AM and march to Crandall Park (that's the park by the Y and the ski trails, located at 600 Glen Street) for a big rally with speakers, music, tables of information and activities for children.

Come march for our and the future generations of families, communities and our earth. Speak out and take action NOW. Let Barbara Thomas know you will be there barb.lwv@nycap.rr.com or 518-681-7530 and also sign up on the Facebook event page.


Suffrage RallyWomen's Suffrage Rally

Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1-3 pm

City Park, Glens Falls

Re-enactment of typical suffrage rallies held all over the country before women were granted the right to vote. Historical speeches, letters, and songs will be performed by professionals & amatures alike in this celebration of history, women, and human rights staged as a timeline through the first wave of feminism. (Co-hosted by Crandall Public Library, Chapman Historical Museum, Warren County Historical Society, New York)

List of "speakers" (updated 4/21/17):

  • Gertrude Foster Brown- NYS Woman Suffrage Assoc. Pres.
  • Emily B. Nordstrom- Warren Co leader of NYS Woman Suffrage Party
  • Susan B. Anthony- Drafter of what would become the 19th Amendment
  • Lucy Price- Anti-suffrage speaker, & Vassar graduate

Susan B. AnthonyMeet Suffragist Susan B. Anthony

Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 12:00 noon

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York State, where women gained the vote three years before the passage of the 19th Amendment. Susan Brownell Anthony was a pioneer leader of the cause of woman suffrage, and worked tirelessly for women.

Join historical reenactor Linda McKenney for a look at Susan's journey from childhood through her lifelong commitment to the women's suffrage movement.

Co-sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County.

Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room
49 Henry Street, 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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