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)
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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.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CommUnity Celebration Weekend
Jan
18
to Jan 21

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CommUnity Celebration Weekend

ENGAGE • IGNITE • ORGANIZE • UNITE

  • Friday, 1/18 - 4th Annual Dr. King Challenge

  • Saturday, 1/19 - Women’s March; Workshops & Presentations

  • Sunday, 1/20 - Community Dinner & Dance

  • Monday, 1/21 - Day of Service & CommUnity Celebration

Please visit the MLK website for times, locations and updated information: mlksaratoga.org/celebration

LWVSC is proud to be a co-sponsor of the MLK Celebration and will be providing volunteers for some of the activities, so please step up when asked. Mary Ann Holohean is our representative on the MLK planning committee.

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Meetup: The Electoral College: Disaster or Genius?
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Meetup: The Electoral College: Disaster or Genius?

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

Speaker: Bob Turner, Associate Professor of Political Science, Skidmore College

Bob’s article, Do Nebraska and Maine Have the Right Idea? The Political and Partisan Implications of the District System, published in Presidential Studies Quarterly examines the issue of reforming the electoral college.

All are welcome.

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Meetup: Lobby Day Preparation
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Meetup: Lobby Day Preparation

  • Adirondack Trust Mabee Office Building - Parking Lot Entrance Top Level (map)
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Facilitators: Ann Kril and Barb Thomas

All are welcome.

Location: Adirondack Trust Mabee Office Building Community Room (enter through top floor of parking garage on Woodlawn and Church Streets), Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Famous Person Fundraiser: Breakfast with Carrie Chapman Catt
Mar
23
12:00 AM00:00

Famous Person Fundraiser: 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. Flyer with coupon to make reservation.

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Meetup: Observer Corps
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Meetup: Observer Corps

  • Adirondack Trust Mabee Office Building - Parking Lot Entrance Top Level (map)
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Facilitator: Linda Gush

All are welcome.

Location: Adirondack Trust Mabee Office Building Community Room (enter through top floor of parking garage on Woodlawn and Church Streets), Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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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

Topic: Know Your News Sources / Being an Informed Voter

Facilitator: Jackie McConnell

All are welcome.

Location: Adirondack Trust Mabee Office Building Community Room (enter through top floor of parking garage on Woodlawn and Church Streets), Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Holiday Party
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Party

  • Embassy Suites, Congress Plaza (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’ve worked hard this year. It’s time to celebrate with friends. Join us for our Holiday Party. Please RSVP by Friday, Dec. 7th.

Flyer with details and RSVP form. Please RSVP by Dec. 7th. Make $30 check payable to LWVSC and mail to: Susan Ransom, 23 Lamplighter Lane, Saratoga Springs, 12866 or pay online on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lwv-holiday-party-tickets-52437056648

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The Times They Are A Changin’ - NYS Legislature
Dec
8
9:30 AM09:30

The Times They Are A Changin’ - NYS Legislature

  • Calvary United Methodist Church (map)
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Join us as we hear prospects for legislative action in the newly elected Legislature with a Democratic majority in the Senate. Jennifer Wilson, LWVNYS Program / Policy Director, will lead a discussion and YOU can help shape the 2019 LWVNYS Legislative Agenda. We’re also celebrating the Winter Solstice and holidays with a festive Brunch. Come and join your League friends (from Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady) and plan the
League’s advocacy agenda.

For more info contact Aimee Allaud, Communications Director of LWV of Albany County at 85aimee@nycap.rr.com.

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Film Screening - Line in the Street (Snow Date)
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening - Line in the Street (Snow Date)

  • The Linda WAMC's Performing Arts Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Premiere screening of the gerrymandering documentary, “Line in the Street.” Director Robert Millman will be available for a Q&A after the show.

“Line in the Street,” a documentary film about gerrymandering, focuses on the ongoing political and legal battles in Pennsylvania, one of the most heavily gerrymandered states in the country.

Event Info

Eventbrite link to buy tickets


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Joy and Pain, Sunshine and Rain (New Date): Understanding the 2018 Midterm Elections
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Joy and Pain, Sunshine and Rain (New Date): Understanding the 2018 Midterm Elections

The results of the 2018 elections caused joy and sorrow - and left more than a few puzzles. Join Professor Christopher Mann of Skidmore College for an analysis of the midterm election results.

This talk digs beyond the media coverage to understand the results of 2018 election - at the local, state, and national level. We will look at what the campaigns did and whether it worked as they hoped. We will look at how different election rules in different places shaped the outcome. We will look at who turned out, who they voted for, and how the electorate compares to recent midterm elections.

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Shore Stories (Film Screening) - Seismic Testing and Offshore Drilling
Nov
14
to Nov 15

Shore Stories (Film Screening) - Seismic Testing and Offshore Drilling

  • Skidmore College, Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium (map)
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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is proposing to expand offshore oil and gas drilling throughout the Eastern Seaboard.

As Project Pericles Debating for Democracy award recipients, Skidmore students Isaac Bardin ('20) and Ted Randell ('19) will be hosting a documentary film screening of Shore Stories (35 minutes), co-sponsored by the Environmental Action Club, Environmental Studies and Sciences Program, and generously provided by Oceana. This 35 minute film and event features a documentary that tells the story of six different communities and individuals that have been negatively affected by offshore oil and gas drilling. We will provide action alert postcards to be mailed to elected officials, so you will have the opportunity to share your perspectives on this is monumental issue.

This event is not sponsored by the League of Women Voters and is being shared on this calendar of events because we believe it may be of interest to our members.


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Candidate Forum for 49th NYS Senate- Now Rescheduled
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Candidate Forum for 49th NYS Senate- Now Rescheduled

The Candidate Forum for the 49th NY State Senate District has been rescheduled. It is now combined with the forum for the 20th Congressional District on Tuesday, Oct. 30th.

The schedule is below:

  • Part I: For 20th Congressional District: Both candidates have indicated they will attend.

    • Paul Tonko (Dem)

    • Joe Vitollo (Rep)

Co-sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Saratoga, Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties.

  • Part II: For NYS Senate 49th District: Both candidates have indicated they will attend

    • James Tedisco (Rep)

    • Michelle Ostrelich (Dem)

    Sponsored by the LWV of Saratoga County and the LWV of Schenectady County.

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Midterm Elections 2018
Oct
25
12:00 PM12:00

Midterm Elections 2018

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

Join Professor Christopher Mann of Skidmore College for a talk on the upcoming midterm elections. Which factors appear to be shaping the election? What should we look for in the polls? What should we watch in the running of the election process? No registration required.

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Candidate Forum - 21st Congressional District
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Candidate Forum - 21st Congressional District

  • Lake George Jr. - Sr. High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

7 pm at the Lake George Jr.-Sr. High School.

Candidates Tedra Cobb (Dem) and Lynn Kahn (Green) will attend. Candidate Elise Stefanik (Rep) did not include this event on her schedule. Consistent with League policy, Ms. Stefanik has been invited to submit an opening statement.

We will start the evening with opening remarks from the moderator.

Our format thereafter will be as follows:

  • Candidates’ opening statements of no more than 2 minutes.

  • Questions from the audience, questions will be limited to 30 seconds.

  • Audience members will be asked to write out questions in advance and read them.

  • Candidates’ answers will be no more than 1½ minutes.

  • Each candidate will be given two red cards to be used in the Question and Answer period. Each card will allow an additional 1½ minutes to add to your response or to respond to something.

  • Candidates’ closing statements of no more than 1 minute each.

Invitation letter to candidates

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Eunice Newton Foote - Suffragist, Scientist, Inventor and Saratogian
Oct
11
12:00 PM12:00

Eunice Newton Foote - Suffragist, Scientist, Inventor and Saratogian

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

Eunice Newton Foote, a resident of Saratoga Springs from 1859 to 1865, was instrumental in the movement to secure equal rights for women, and was a published female scientist and an inventor. Join Sam McKenzie as he shares the story of this influential and talented woman. No registration required.

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Whose Truth is it Anyway?
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Whose Truth is it Anyway?

  • Clifton Park-Half Moon Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Can you ferret out the facts in these chaotic times? What’s the media’s role? Hear from an expert, Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight and author of the blog, State of Politics. Breaking news will force a cancellation, so check back here before you leave home.

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Meetup: Ice Cream Social & Member Orientation
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Meetup: Ice Cream Social & Member Orientation

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

Ice Cream Social. Bring a friend. Meet members and join the discussion about the LWV and the upcoming year. Featuring Jennifer Wilson, LWVNYS Director of Program and Policy. She’ll tell us about legislation we need to watch. Continuing members, new members, people thinking about becoming a member are welcome. Free. No RSVP needed.

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Observer Corps Meeting
Sep
17
1:00 PM13:00

Observer Corps Meeting

Join us for our next meeting of the Observer Corps at the Uptown Cafe. The LWSC Observer Corps is a group of volunteers who regularly attend Saratoga County Board of Supervisor meetings and school board meetings to monitor the legislative process in Saratoga County.

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