Making Democracy Work®
Consensus Meeting - Local Government
Sat., April 1, 2017, from 1-3 pm
Our League's study committee will present its findings relating to "whether local governments in Saratoga County should separate executive (or administrative) functions from legislative (or policy making) functions in the villages, towns, cities and the county government." We invite you to join us to learn about this subject and participate in the consensus.
We also offer you an afternoon of good conversation, good friends, and light refreshments.
See the Studies page for the consensus questions and background materials.
Woodlawn Commons, 2nd floor meeting room
156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs NY 12866
League Meetup: Food for Thought
Wed., April 19, 2017, 7 pm
Join us for a screening of Susan Rockefeller's short film, "Food for Thought, Food for Life" (20 min.) followed by discussion.
We want our food fast, convenient and cheap, but at what cost? As farms have become supersized, our environment suffers and so does the quality of our food. Rockefeller's film explains the downsides of current agribusiness practices, and also introduces us to farmers, chefs, researchers, educators, and advocates who are providing solutions.
Light refreshments will be served. The public is welcome.
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
Fake News: How to Recognize It
(and what to do about it)
Did you miss our standing room-only "Fake News" program with Rex Smith, Editor of the Times Union, on Feb. 27, 2017 at the Clifton Park Public Library?
- Read the Saratogian article: Fake news discussion draws big crowd to Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library;
- Watch the video of the event; and
- Use library databases as an excellent way to find credible information:
- Clifton Park Public Library: Databases for library members
- Saratoga Springs Public Library: Databases for library members
- For other areas, check you local library's website or go to NovelNY (New York's Online Virtual Electronic Library) for access to databases containing full-text newspapers, magazines, journals, encyclopedias, and business guides.
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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