Letter to the editor published in the Post Star April 6, 2019. Change needs to happen, but there is good news. Our Legislature and governor have the opportunity to pass game-changing laws this session. And, Congress may finally move forward on common sense reform. That will only happen if we all speak out, contact our elected representatives, and call for equal pay for all New York women, now.
The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County asks the Board of Supervisors to appoint a special committee to examine options to deal with applying the “one person-one vote” principle to the results of the 2020 census. Statement
The League of Women Voters is proud to support H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) which will restore sections of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court stripped in the Shelby County v. Holder decision in 2013.
We did it! We finally passed early voting in New York State. Congratulations to us all! On Monday the legislature passed a package of reforms that included Early voting, Same day voter registration, No-excuse absentee voting, Primary Consolidation, Pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds, State-wide voter registration transfer, and Closure of the LLC loophole
The League of Women Voters of NYS joined The New York Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union, and the law firm Latham & Watkins LLP to file a lawsuit today challenging New York’s 25-day voter registration cutoff for arbitrarily disenfranchising tens of thousands of eligible voters.
The League of Women Voters of New York State and the NYS Social Studies Supervisory Association (NYS4A) are pleased to announce the publication of seven lesson plans on state and local government for teachers of the New York Grade 12 Participation in Government course.