League of Women Voters of Saratoga County

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Calendar of Events

In addition to the Meet the Candidate Events sponsored by the League, the League provides a series of programs that are open to the public. Mark your calendar for the upcoming events sponsored by the League.

Upcoming League Events

March 29, 2017
Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30pm

PUBLIC FORUM on proposed City Charter

Meet the Saratoga Springs Charter Review Commission and learn about its proposed new Charter for Saratoga Springs. The Commission has been working since last June to review our current city charter and to recommend changes. It is almost finished with a proposed new Charter which would change the form of government in the city from a Commission form of government to a government with a City Council and a City Manager.

Refreshments will be served.

www.saratogacharter.com

Saratoga Springs Public Library - Community Room
49 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs ny 12866

April 1, 2017
Saturday
1 - 3 pm

Consensus Meeting - Local Government

Our League's study committee will present its findings relating to "whether local governments in Saratoga County should separate executive (or administrative) functions from legislative (or policy making) functions in the villages, towns, cities and the county government." We invite you to join us to learn about this subject and participate in the consensus. We also offer you an afternoon of good conversation, good friends, and light refreshments.

Woodlawn Commons, 2nd floor meeting room
156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs NY 12866

April 4, 2017
Tuesday

Day of Action and Rally for Healthcare for All

A State Day of Action for Healthcare for All is planned in support of universal health care.

The day will start with a New York Health info session, followed by a rally in West Capital Park, and be followed by visits to legislators.

Please contact Madeline Zevon for more information and for instructions on how to register.

April 5, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

Board Meeting

Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Methodist Church, 175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs. All members are welcome to attend.

April 12, 2017
Wednesday
1:00 pm

Book Club

Book: Sleeping Giant by Tamara Draut and/or Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road, Clifotn Park, NY 12065

April 19, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

Food for Thought

League Meetup: Food for Thought

Join us for a screening of Susan Rockefeller's short film, "Food for Thought, Food for Life" (20 min.) followed by discussion.

We want our food fast, convenient and cheap, but at what cost? As farms have become supersized, our environment suffers and so does the quality of our food. Rockefeller's film explains the downsides of current agribusiness practices, and also introduces us to farmers, chefs, researchers, educators, and advocates who are providing solutions.

Light refreshments will be served. The public is welcome.

League Meetups are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm, and feature an introductory topic, interactive discussion of events and issues of importance to members, and advocacy.

Adirondack Trust Building Community Room
Map and entry directions
(Entry on top floor of Woodlawn & Church St. parking garage)
35 Church Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866

April 21-22, 2017
Friday & Saturday

Women in Politics: Past, Present & Future

A Conference Commemorating the Centennial of Women's Suffrage in New York State

The League of Women Voters of NYS Education Foundation is pleased to announce its co-sponsorship on this educational conference to be held in Hyde Park, New York, in April. League members are encouraged to attend for an exciting presentation and discussion of women in politics and women's history in NYS.

The Conference is being held on Friday, April 21, at the Wallace Center at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, and on Saturday, April 22, at the Lecture Center at SUNY New Paltz. You can attend just one day, if you wish. Keynote speakers include Dr. Allida Black, George Washington University, at Friday's dinner, and Barbara Smith, Black Feminist Author & Activist, at Saturday's lunch.

Detailed agenda of the speakers and programs.

Register online or download a registration form.

Special Offer for League Members and Friends

The League has arranged a luncheon and tour of Val-Kill, the home of Eleanor Roosevelt, for League members and friends on Friday, April 21, preceding the conference. Space is extremely limited so register NOW.

April 25, 2017
Tuesday

League of Women Voters of New York
State Advocy/Training Day

  • 10am - 1pm Presentations by Issue Specialists
  • 1 pm - 2:30 pm Members lobby own legislators
    (appointments made by attendees in advance)
  • 3 pm - 5 pm Observe Senate and Assembly in Session

Location: Legislative Office Building (LOB) Room 711A

Presenters include: Dare Thompson, LWVNYS President Sally Robinson, LWVNYS VP for Advocacy Barbara Bartoletti, LWVNYS Legislative Director along with LWVNYS Issue Specialists ( election reform, women's issues, ethics, financing education, judicial reform, healthcare and more )

Registration fee: $15 (includes lunch)
Details and reserve online or by mail

April 26, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

Transportation of Oil in Our Region

Speakers:

  • Andrew (AJ) Schneller, Ph. D., Environmental Studies faculty member at Skidmore Collge.

  • Stephen O. Shafer, MD, MA, MPH, a retired Clinical Professor of Neurology, Columbia University, and former vice-resident of Friends of the Earth Foundation, and volunteer with Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipelines NY.

  • A skidmore student from the Environmental Studies program will present findings from interviews conducted of residents near the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline

Saratoga Springs Public Library - Community Room
49 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs ny 12866

May 3, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

Board Meeting

Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Methodist Church, 175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs. All members are welcome to attend.

May 10, 2017
Wednesday
1:00 pm

Book Club

Book: Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics by Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox.

Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866

May 17, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

League Meetup

Topic TBA

League Meetups are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm, and feature an introductory topic, interactive discussion of events and issues of importance to members, and advocacy.

Adirondack Trust Building Community Room
Map and entry directions
(Entry on top floor of Woodlawn & Church St. parking garage)
35 Church Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866

May 18, 2017
Thursday
12:00 noon

Meet Suffragist Susan B. Anthony

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York State, where women gained the vote three years before the passage of the 19th Amendment. Susan Brownell Anthony was a pioneer leader of the cause of woman suffrage, and worked tirelessly for women.

Join historical reenactor Linda McKenney for a look at Susan's journey from childhood through her lifelong commitment to the women's suffrage movement.

Co-sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County.

Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866

May 21-24, 2017

Students Inside Albany Conference

Apply by Mon., Feb. 6.
Details and application forms

Empire State Plaza Albany, NY and
Albany Hampton Inn & Suiites

June 3, 2017
Saturday
11:30 am

Annual Membership Meeting

Speaker: Ron Deutsch

Details TBA. $25.00

Bravo Restaurant
3246 S Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

June 7, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

Board Meeting

Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Methodist Church, 175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs. All members are welcome to attend.

June 9, 2017
Friday

Field Trip to Seneca Falls

To celebrate women achieving the right to vote in 1917 in NYS, the state League is organizing a field trip from Liverpool to Seneca Falls on Friday, June 9 (day before Convention actually begins). This is will a separate charge and everyone is welcome (not just convention attendees); tours of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton home, Women's Hall of Fame and the Women's Rights National History Park (and Wesleyan Chapel), as well as dinner and a speaker at an historic restaurant in Seneca Falls, will be included. You will need to be in Liverpool by noon on Friday to join this trip

Details TBA.

June 9-11, 2017
Friday-Sunday

LWVNY State Convention

Workshops will be held prior to Convention on Friday evening, 6/9, and Saturday morning, 6/10.

Registration materials will be available in February.

Holiday Inn Express in Liverpool, NY

June 14, 2017
Wednesday
1:00 pm

Book Club

Lunch and Planning Meeting

Location TBA

October 19, 2017
Thursday
12:00 noon

Votes For Women:
100th Anniversary of Suffrage in New York

New York State was key to the women's suffrage movement. Women gained the vote here 100 years ago, three years before the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Join us for a talk by Natalie Taylor, Political Science professor at Skidmore College, about the key players and changing political strategies that led to success in New York State and eventually nationally. Taylor will talk about the moral arguments advanced by Susan B. Anthony and early suffragists, and the evolution of political strategies over time, including Carrie Chapman Catt's "Winning Plan" that focused on winning the vote state-by-state, and Alice Paul's more militant tactics at the federal level.

Co-sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County.

Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866

November 6, 2017

100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New York

Women won the right to vote in New York State in 1917. Women across the coungfy were granted the right to vote in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

November 6, 2017
Sunday

Women's Suffrage Exhibit at NYS Museum

Details TBA.

November 19, 2019

100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters of New York State

February 14, 2020

100th Anniversary of the National League of Women Voters

August 26, 2020

100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in the US

100th Anniversary of the official certification of the ratification of the 19th amendment by the U.S. Secretary of State.

  

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