League of Women Voters of Saratoga County

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Calendar of Events

In addition to the Meet the Candidate Events sponsored by the League, the League provides a series of programs that are open to the public. Mark your calendar for the upcoming events sponsored by the League.

Upcoming League Events

April 25, 2017
Tuesday

League of Women Voters of New York
State Advocacy Training and Lobby Day

  • 10am - 1pm Presentations by Issue Specialists
  • 1 pm - 2:30 pm Members lobby own legislators
    (appointments made by attendees in advance)
  • 3 pm - 5 pm Observe Senate and Assembly in Session

Location: Legislative Office Building (LOB) Room 711A

Presenters include: Dare Thompson, LWVNYS President Sally Robinson, LWVNYS VP for Advocacy Barbara Bartoletti, LWVNYS Legislative Director along with LWVNYS Issue Specialists ( election reform, women's issues, ethics, financing education, judicial reform, healthcare and more )

Registration fee: $15 (includes lunch)
Details and reserve online or by mail

April 26, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

Transportation of Oil in Our Region

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

Saratoga Springs Public Library - Community Room
49 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs ny 12866

April 29, 2017
Saturday
10 am gather

Climate Change March

March or staff a voter registration table with the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County 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.

May 3, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

Board Meeting

Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Methodist Church, 175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs. All members are welcome to attend.

May 7, 2017
Sunday
1-3 pm

Women's Suffrage Rally

Step Back In Time! Speakers, Re-Enactors, Music, Speeches (pro and anti-suffrage), songs, and historical dress. Free and open to the public.

City Park, Glens Falls NY

May 10, 2017
Wednesday
1:00 pm

Book Club

Book: Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics by Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox.

Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866

May 17, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

League Meetup

Topic TBA

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

May 18, 2017
Thursday
12:00 noon

Meet Suffragist Susan B. Anthony

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

May 21-24, 2017

Students Inside Albany Conference

Apply by Mon., Feb. 6.
Details and application forms

Empire State Plaza Albany, NY and
Albany Hampton Inn & Suiites

June 3, 2017
Saturday
11:30 am

Annual Membership Meeting

Speaker: Ron Deutsch

Details TBA. $25.00

Bravo Restaurant
3246 S Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

June 7, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

Board Meeting

Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Methodist Church, 175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs. All members are welcome to attend.

June 9, 2017
Friday

Field Trip to Seneca Falls

To celebrate women achieving the right to vote in 1917 in NYS, the state League is organizing a field trip from Liverpool to Seneca Falls on Friday, June 9 (day before Convention actually begins). This is will a separate charge and everyone is welcome (not just convention attendees); tours of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton home, Women's Hall of Fame and the Women's Rights National History Park (and Wesleyan Chapel), as well as dinner and a speaker at an historic restaurant in Seneca Falls, will be included. You will need to be in Liverpool by noon on Friday to join this trip

Details TBA.

June 9-11, 2017
Friday-Sunday

LWVNY State Convention

Workshops will be held prior to Convention on Friday evening, 6/9, and Saturday morning, 6/10.

Registration materials will be available in February.

Holiday Inn Express in Liverpool, NY

June 14, 2017
Wednesday
1:00 pm

Book Club

Lunch and Planning Meeting

Location TBA

October 19, 2017
Thursday
12:00 noon

Votes For Women:
100th Anniversary of Suffrage in New York

New York State was key to the women's suffrage movement. Women gained the vote here 100 years ago, three years before the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Join us for a talk by Natalie Taylor, Political Science professor at Skidmore College, about the key players and changing political strategies that led to success in New York State and eventually nationally. Taylor will talk about the moral arguments advanced by Susan B. Anthony and early suffragists, and the evolution of political strategies over time, including Carrie Chapman Catt's "Winning Plan" that focused on winning the vote state-by-state, and Alice Paul's more militant tactics at the federal level.

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

November 6, 2017

100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New York

Women won the right to vote in New York State in 1917. Women across the coungfy were granted the right to vote in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

November 6, 2017
Sunday

Women's Suffrage Exhibit at NYS Museum

Details TBA.

November 19, 2019

100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters of New York State

February 14, 2020

100th Anniversary of the National League of Women Voters

August 26, 2020

100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in the US

100th Anniversary of the official certification of the ratification of the 19th amendment by the U.S. Secretary of State.

  

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