Climate Strike Event
Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

Climate Strike Event

Join us for a Climate Strike event!

Attend at SUNY Adirondack , 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, from 11-2.

You may have seen the newspaper reports of Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old Swedish Girl, who has been a leader of a youth movement in Europe and is now sailing across the Atlantic to draw attention to the need for climate action by the nations of the world who will be meeting at the UN climate summit three days later.

LWVSC supports this Climate Strike event initiated by Youth of the World. The Program, called "Climate Hope in Action" features displays and films provided by local environmental groups which will help us to understand the issue and the needs of the movement.

NOTE: We will be registering voters at this event.

In addition to the LWV, the Climate Strike is supported by the Sierra Club and 350.org. as well as many other organizations. There will be 100s of events nationwide on September 20 & 21.

If you are interested in our carpooling to the event, meet at 10:00 o’clock in the parking lot of the United Methodist Church on Fifth Ave. and Henning Rd. in Saratoga Springs. Contact Joanne at 518-882-1515 to be included in the carpool or for more information about the Climate Strike event.

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National Voter Registration Day
Sep
24
12:00 AM00:00

National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day is celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of every September to focus attention on the importance of registering to vote. The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County has participated in this effort since 2012. We expect to staff in excess of 30 venues around Saratoga County and beyond on National Voter Registration Day, meeting, greeting and registering new voters.

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Washington County History Fair
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Washington County History Fair

The Washington County History Fair, sponsored by the Washington County Historical Association, will take place at Hartford Central School on September 28, 2019. The History Fair includes many speakers and a morning artillery demonstration by the 2nd Continental Artillery Revolutionary War reenacting unit from Fort Edward NY.

This event is not sponsored by LWV Saratoga but is included in our calendar because we believe it may be of interest to our members.

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Practice Voting... and Voter Registration
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Practice Voting... and Voter Registration

Practice Voting…….
…….. for new voters of any age
…….. especially good for students in grades 4+

Saturday, October 5, 9am -5pm,
Salvation Army Building, 27 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs

LWVSC will be offering voter training on Saturday, October 5th from 9:00 to 5:00. The voting machine can be intimidating for some not familiar with it. The Board of Elections has kindly agreed to lend a training machine to us for the day. Thank you to the Salvation Army for opening its doors to us on a day it is normally closed.

Voter Registration will also be offered these same hours.

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Book Club
Oct
10
1:30 PM13:30

Book Club

Topic: Healthcare.

For October, we selected three books for you to choose from on our health care topic:

  • Code Blue by Mike Magee

  • An American Sickness by Elisabeth Rosenthal

  • Priced Out by Uwe E. Reinhardt

Everyone is welcome to join us for spirited conversation.

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The Unfinished Work of the Women's Suffrage Movement
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Unfinished Work of the Women's Suffrage Movement

  • Saratoga Springs Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join Sally Roesch Wagner, a nationally recognized lecturer and author of The Women's Suffrage Movement, for a program that gives voice to the unsung women who helped shape the suffrage movement, including African American suffragists who faced racism within the movement, and Iroquois women whose society influenced suffragists. There will be a book signing at the program’s conclusion. Co-sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Free and open to the public. No registration required.

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Book Club
Nov
14
1:30 PM13:30

Book Club

  • Saratoga Springs Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Conservation.

November presents us with four choices:

  • Corrosion of Conservatism Why I Left the Right by Max Boot

  • God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It by Jim Wallis

  • How the Right Lost its Mind by Charles J. Sykes

  • The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great by Ben Shapiro

Pick one or more to examine an issue from many authors.

Everyone is welcome to join us for spirited conversation.

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Holiday Party
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Party

Save the date for our Holiday Party at the Embassy Suites, Skidmore Room.

6:00 pm - Cash bar, 6:30 pm - Buffet dinner

Details and RSVP info coming soon. $30 payable to LWVSC.

Menu:

-Chicken Marsala
-Butternut Squash Ravioli pepper sage butter
-Roasted potatoes
-Baby carrots
-Garden Salad
-Heirloom Tomatoes and Mozzarella
-Cookies and brownies
-Herb Focaccia Bread & Butter
-Coffee, tea, and soft drinks
-Cash bar

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Training for Registering Voters: 7:00 session
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Training for Registering Voters: 7:00 session

  • Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

To prepare volunteers for registering voters on National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 24), the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County is offering two training sessions for volunteers. Both will take place on Tuesday, September 17th at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church at 175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs. In order to make training as convenient as possible, the first session will be held at 2 pm, and the second at 7 pm. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

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Training for Registering Voters: 2:00 session
Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

Training for Registering Voters: 2:00 session

  • Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

To prepare volunteers for registering voters on National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 24), the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County is offering two training sessions for volunteers. Both will take place on Tuesday, September 17th at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church at 175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs. In order to make training as convenient as possible, the first session will be held at 2 pm, and the second at 7 pm. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

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Book Club
Sep
12
1:30 PM13:30

Book Club

  • Saratoga Springs Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Suffrage.

We have two books for you to choose from in September to highlight the 100th Anniversary of women’s right to vote:

  • The Suffrage Movement by Sally Roesch Wagner

  • Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State by Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello

Everyone is welcome to join us for spirited conversation.

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Naturalization and Independence Celebration (with voter registration)
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Naturalization and Independence Celebration (with voter registration)

On Thursday, July 4, at the Saratoga National Historical Park, twenty new citizens will pledge their allegiance to the United States of America. The public is invited to attend and the new citizens and their families arrive by 9 a.m.

The hour-long ceremony starts at 10 a.m. with a welcome by Amy Bracewell, Superintendent of the Park, and a musket salute. Near the end of the program all present join in a (lemonade) toast to the Declaration of Independence. It is a very happy event for all.

A table is provided for the volunteers from the LWV of Saratoga County to display materials about voting. When asked we help new citizens or others with filling out voter registration forms and other voting concerns. Volunteers need to be at the park by 8:30 a.m. Please let Helen Crawshaw know 518-584-2636 if you would like to help at the table the morning of July 4.

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Primary Election
Jun
25
12:00 PM12:00

Primary Election

Polls open Noon to 9:30 p.m. Only contested races within a party are in primaries.

Primary Elections will be taking place in these following Parties and Towns/Cities:

  • Democratic - Saratoga Springs

  • Republican -Ballston, Corinth, Mechanicville, and Milton

  • Conservative - Milton

  • Independence - Milton

EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!

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Meetup: Exciting and Timely Highlights from the 100th Anniversary LWVNYS Convention
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Meetup: Exciting and Timely Highlights from the 100th Anniversary LWVNYS Convention

  • Adirondack Trust Mabee Office Building - Parking Lot Entrance Top Level (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

State Convention is where we make grassroots decisions about leadership, budget, and program at the state level. Local Leagues share successful programs; members discuss new ideas, lobby for League priorities, and hear from inspirational speakers.

Facilitated by Lori Dawson who will hold a caucus at LWVNYS Convention to gain support for and answer questions about an upcoming Concurrence on Voter Representation/Election Process that will be introduced at LWV National convention in 2020.

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Stealing Democracy Conversation
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Stealing Democracy Conversation

In Our Name Initiative and MLK Saratoga are sponsoring a community conversation on the theme of “Stealing Democracy.” A panel of local community members, activists, writers and thought leaders will discuss voter suppression and disenfranchisement and the threat it poses to our democratic order.

Featured Speakers:

  • Justine P. Harrison, the former legal director of the ACLU of Louisiana and now the Legal Committee Chair for New York Civil Liberties Union Albany chapter.

  • Laura Bierman, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of New York State

Carol Anderson’s recently published book, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy will serve as the main focal point of the evening’s conversation. Copies of the book will be made available for purchase at the event.

Free and open to all.

The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County will have a voter registration table at this event.

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Meetup: Know Your News Sources / Being an Informed Voter
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Meetup: Know Your News Sources / Being an Informed Voter

  • Adirondack Trust Mabee Office Building - Parking Lot Entrance Top Level (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Jackie McConnell, career journalist, will point us toward credible sources and help us evaluate news and news sources. After studying journalism at NYU and applied anthropology at Columbia, Jackie worked at the Time-Life news desk, at a community weekly newspaper and in business journalism.

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