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

Meetup: Exciting and Ttimely 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.

View Event →
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!

View Event →
Naturalization and Independence Celebration
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Naturalization and Independence Celebration

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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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 23 venues around Saratoga County and beyond on National Voter Registration Day, meeting, greeting and registering new voters.

View Event →

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.

View Event →
Meetup: County Government as  Seen by Supervisors / The Role  of the Observer Corps
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Meetup: County Government as Seen by Supervisors / The Role of the Observer Corps

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

We have invited two Supervisors to talk about their role as representatives of their locality and the way that our county government operates, including the committee process, agenda setting, weighted voting. We’ll hear how the Observer Corps operates and furthers transparency in government. Terry
Lowenthal is leading this program and reports that Supervisors Tara Gaston and Matt Veitch have accepted our invitation. Come with your questions.

View Event →
Flourishing in the Age of Climate Change - Finding the Heart of Sustainability
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Flourishing in the Age of Climate Change - Finding the Heart of Sustainability

  • Skidmore College, Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The League of Women Voters, Sustainable Saratoga & Skidmore College Sustainability Office present Flourishing in the Age of Climate Change - Finding the Heart of Sustainability. Our speaker will be Bill Throop, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Green Mountain College. Flyer

View Event →
L.E.D. Talks (League Embraces Democracy)
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

L.E.D. Talks (League Embraces Democracy)

This third program in our Democracy Series is modeled after TED Talks. Selected ‘talkers’ from the community will present their perspectives on various aspects of making democracy work. A fun night when our neighbors will educate us about what's at stake if we don’t pay attention.

Facilitated by former Saratogian editor, Barbara Lombardo, who now teaches journalism at the University at Albany. Free admission, open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm. Students welcome. Food and beverages available from the Caffe menu.

Flyer with details.

View Event →
Breakfast with Carrie Chapman Catt
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Breakfast with Carrie Chapman Catt

Join us for breakfast with Carrie Chapman Catt (portrayed by Linda McKenney).

“The League of Women Voters is an effort to make into a working
reality those dreams of a free American … that democracy is something
worth giving a life-time to obtain, that they will not rest until there is an
All-American democracy which lives up to its own boasts.” —Carrie Chapman Catt

Reserve by Wednesday, March 13. Buy tickets online at Eventbrite or print out flyer to mail with check.

View Event →
Meetup: Lobby Day Preparation/Jump Starting Civics Education
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Meetup: Lobby Day Preparation/Jump Starting Civics Education

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

The first part of this Meetup will focus on the Legislative priorities we want to talk about with our representatives in Albany and the way we will organize ourselves to get our messages across. The second part will focus on the newly developed lesson plans about civics education and on strategies we can use to inform teachers of their existence, as well as ways we might use the plans with adult groups.
Facilitators: Ann Kril, Barb Thomas and Margie Van Meter

View Event →
New York Counts 2020 Lobby Day
Mar
5
12:00 AM00:00

New York Counts 2020 Lobby Day

  • Legislative Office Building / Capitol (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Save the date. The League recently became a coalition partner with New York Counts 2020. New York Counts 2020 is a broad-based, statewide coalition composed of racial, ethnic, immigrant, religious, health, education, labor, housing, social services, and business groups working in partnership with state and local gov-ernment officials. Their aim is to ensure that New Yorkers across the state - particularly marginalized communities in hard-to-count districts - can fully maximize their participation in the 2020 Census.

On March 5th they will hold a lobby day in Albany in support of funding for educational efforts surrounding the census question. You can learn more about New York Counts 2020. www.newyorcounts2020.org/.

View Event →
Women Rising: A New Wave of Leadership
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Women Rising: A New Wave of Leadership

  • Skidmore College, Gannet Auditorium in Palamountain Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This second in our Making Democracy Work series will be a panel discussion. A panel of three women representing business, advocacy, and politics will discuss their experiences, including challenges, growth, overcoming adversity and finding their inner strength or resilience.

View Event →
Cancelled - Democracy in Crisis: A Report from the National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Cancelled - Democracy in Crisis: A Report from the National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy

  • Skidmore College, Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please note: This event will go forward despite the snow. Our speaker will be in town.

Democracy in Crisis: A Report from the National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy. Martha Kinsella of the Brennan Center for Justice will speak at the first in our three-part Democracy Series.

View Event →
Meetup: Climate Change - Proactive Solutions
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Meetup: Climate Change - Proactive Solutions

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

We are collaborating with Sustainable Saratoga on this topic. We’ll discuss what we can do as individuals and as an organization to encourage businesses, schools, faith communities and governments to help reverse global warming. We encourage members to check out: www.drawdown.org.

Dr. Stephen Danna will be the facilitator. Dr. Danna is Dean of the SUNY Plattsburgh at the Queensbury Branch Campus.

View Event →