League of Women Voters of Saratoga County

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Calendar of Events

In addition to our Meet the Candidate Events, the League provides programs that are open to the public. The calendar below includes upcoming events sponsored by the League as well as some sponsored by other groups that we believe may be of interest to our members. Non-League events are marked as such.

January 23, 2018
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Let NY Vote Albany Action Day

Plan now to show up and make noise with us in Albany as we gather to denounce New York's currently outdated voting rules and issue a call to action for Governor Andrew Cuomo and our State Representatives to include Early Voting funding and legislation in the 2018-19 state budget.

The Capitol, Albany

Noon rally followed by lobby visits

New Yorkers want to vote and we need voting reforms that make it fair for all of us. Join activists, advocates, community leaders and regular people from across New York State to demand early voting and other reforms that would make voting fairer for all eligible New Yorkers and return the power back to our hands.

More details

January 30, 2018
Tuesday
6:30-8:30 pm

Making Democracy Work Series:
Constitutional Principles in an Age of Uncertainty

Key Speaker: Katie Zuber, Ph.D. Assistant Director for Policy and Research, Rockefeller Institute and Visiting Professor, Skidmore College

The Making Democracy Work series emphasizes the core principles and protections of our U.S. Constitution.

Please join us to explore the importance of our Constitutional foundation and rights, the impact of recent challenges, and to consider what can be done to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution."

This event is the first in the series, with others to follow. Stand up for our democracy, have your voice heard, be part of the solution.

Flyer

Location: Ganett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall
Skidmore College
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

February 7, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

February 8, 2018
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Anthony Greenwald
http://www.seattlechannel.org/misc-video?videoid=x22212

Discussion leader: Barb

Location: Clifton Park - Half Moon Public Library
475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

February 21, 2018
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us.

Topic TBA.

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

February 27, 2018
Tuesday
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Making Democracy Work Series:
Dying to Vote

Chris Deluzio, an attorney with the Brennan Center for Justice, will facilitate the second session of our Making Democracy Work series. The program is title: Dying to Vote: Countering Strategic Efforts to Suppress Voting Rights.

Deluzio will review the history of voting rights in this country, efforts to strategically suppress votes around the country, and ways to effectively increase voter participation.

This event is the second in the 3-part Making Democracy Work series, with others to follow. Stand up for our democracy, have your voice heard, be part of the solution.

The First Amendment: Our Obligation to Assemble, Protest, and Protect the Free Press.t

March 7, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

March 8, 2018
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Strangers in Their Own Land by Robert Wright & Arlie Hochschild
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=itJtsPJyqFw

Discussion leader: Ann

Location: Clifton Park - Half Moon Public Library
475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

March 21, 2018
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us.

Topic TBA.

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

March 24, 2018
Saturday
9:00 am - noon

Famous Person Fundraiser: Rachel Carson

Save the date

Samantha Fleishman of Skidmore College will portray Rachel Carson.

Gideon Putnam, Arches Room
SPA State Park
24 Gideon Putnam Rd., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

March 27, 2018
Tuesday
6:30 -8:30 pm

Making Democracy Work Series:
The First Amendment

Join us for the third in our Making Democracy Work series. This event is titled: The First Amendment: Our Obligation to Assemble, Protest, and Protect the Free Press. Civil liberties attorneys will be presenting.

Save the date: Details will follow.

The Making Democracy Work series emphasizes the core principles and protections of our U.S. Constitution.

Please join us to explore the importance of our Constitutional foundation and rights, the impact of recent challenges, and to consider what can be done to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution."

This event is third in the series. Stand up for our democracy, have your voice heard, be part of the solution.

Location: TBA

April 4, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

April 12, 2018
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Evicted by Matthew Desmond
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=24M9wUaCEKo

Discussion leader: Darnell

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

April 18, 2018
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup: Setting the Table for Civility

Are you tired of the personal attacks, hateful rhetoric and polarization that too often dominate our political discussions? Join us for a discussion of how to practice civility in your own life and take steps to engage people of diverse political views in respectful conversations.

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

April 24, 2018
Tuesday

League Advocacy Day

Save the Date! Tuesday, April 24th in Albany! Come learn about our current advocacy agenda and how you can help make our voice heard in the NYS Legislature. More info coming soon to register.

May 2, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

May 10, 2018
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Earning the Rockies by Robert Kaplan

Discussion leader: Helen
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6ziMYB0I

Location: Clifton Park - Half Moon Public Library
475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

May 16, 2018
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us.

Topic TBA.

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

June 6, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

June 13, 2018
Wednesday
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Annual Meeting

Members are invited to join us for our annual meeting, this year at the home of member Elizabeth Rossi.

5:30 pm Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
6:30 pm Meeting starts

RSVP required.
Please RSVP by calling Barb Thomas at 518-681-7530.

Location: 720 North Broadway
[Please note that entrance is on 2nd Street]
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

June 14, 2018
Thursday
1:00 pm

Book Club

Pot luck luncheon.

Location: Home of Francine Rodger, 34 Hemlock Drive, Clifton Park, NY

June 20, 2018
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us.

Topic TBA.

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

June 28-July 1, 2018
Thursday - Sunday

Chicago skylineLWV Convention 2018:
Creating a More Perfect Democracy

LWV's Biennial National Convention will be held at the Chicago Hilton on Museum Mile. More information and the full "first call."

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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