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)
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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: 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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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.

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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)
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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)
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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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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)
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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.

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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)
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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

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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.

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