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

August 18, 2017
Friday

Last day to register to vote in the primary election

September 12, 2017
Tuesday
12:00 noon - 9 pm

Primary Election

Polls open noon- 9pm.

September 14, 2017
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikey Activist by Bill McKibben
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9x16Uza-0Vg

Discussion Leader: Francine

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

September 18, 2017
Monday
1:30 pm

Public Officials Speak to Senior Issues

Save the date.

Empire State College
2 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs NY 12866

September 21, 2017
Thursday
7:00 pm

Proposed New Charter for Saratoga Springs

Learn about the Charter before you vote in November. Panelists (all are members of the Charter Review Commission) will be:

  • Gordon Boyd - founder of EnergyNext, Inc., former NYS Assembly staff member
  • Minita Sanghvi -assistant professor, Management and Business, Skidmore College
  • Barbara Thomas - community activist, retired health clinic director

Moderator: Pattie Garrett (LWVSC)

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

September 24, 2017
Sunday
noon – 4pm

Peace Fair

New England Congregational Presbyterian Church
24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 .

September 26, 2017

National Voter Registration Day

Registration events TBA. Various locations. All day and evening.

September 27, 2017
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup: Ice Cream Social

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us. Join the voices of the LWV and be heard.

Meet members, learn about the LWV and get ready for the upcoming year. Jennifer Wilson, LWVNYS Program and Policy Director, will tell us about legislation that will need our attention.

FREE! No RSVP needed. Flyer

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

October 12, 2017
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin Kruse
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nFP_wo1PoeA

Discussion Leader: Sue

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

October 13, 2017
Friday

Last day to register before the general elections


October 18, 2017
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

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 4, 2017
Saturday
5-8 pm

Reception for opening of Votes for Women exhibit at the NYS Museum

The women's suffrage exhibit, "Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial," opens at the NYS Museum on Novermber 4th. That evening, the LWV of New York State is hosting a joint reception with the New York State Archives, including access to the exhibit and staff available to answer questions.

New York State Museum
222 Madison Avenue Albany, NY 12230

Exhibit details

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 7, 2017
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Election Day

Polls open 6 am - 9 pm.


November 9, 2017
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Killers of the Flower Moon The Osage Murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cZeGniBL6Gs

Discussion leader: Janice

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

November 15, 2017
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup: Death with Dignity Concurrence

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

Do we concur with the LWV Utah position on Death with Dignity? Join us to discuss the pros and cons of the issue.

Prepare for the discussion by reading the LWV Utah study now. The Utah study provided information about laws in the five states currently allowing terminally ill persons to request physician aid in dying, as well as a detailed history of death with dignity through the ages. See more information on our Studies page.

The Utah Position, which would become the New York position, reads as follows:

  1. The League of Women Voters believes state laws should grant the option for a terminally ill person to request medical assistance from a relevant, licensed physician to end one's life.
  2. The League of Women Voters believes such legislation should include safeguards against abuse for the dying and/or medical personnel.

More information will be posted as the date draws nearer. This is very likely to be a hot topic in the legislature in 2018.

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

December 14, 2017
Thursday
1:00 pm

Book Club

Book club luncheon

Tentative location: Thirsty Owl
184 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

December 20, 2017
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

January 11, 2018
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Plot to Hack America by Malcolm Nance
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=joSUFaLcKWc

Discussion leader: Terry

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

January 17, 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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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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