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.

September 24, 2017
Sunday
12:00 noon – 4pm

Peace Fair

Save the date. LWV Saratoga will have a table at this event.

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

September 26, 2017

National Voter Registration Day

Stop by any of the following locations to register to vote, pick up absentee ballot applications, find out information about the three ballot proposals and to learn about the League of Women Voters.

  • Schuylerville Public Library 10 am – NOON, 1-pm - 5 pm
  • Town of Ballston Community Library 10 am – 2 pm
  • Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library 10 am – 8 pm
  • Saratoga Hospital 7 am – 3 pm
  • SUNY Adirondack Wilton Campus 9 am – 6 pm
  • Skidmore College (Case Center) 9 am – 5 pm
  • Ben & Jerry's Saratoga Springs 2 pm – 6 pm
  • Bow Tie Cinemas (Saratoga Springs) 4 pm – 8 pm

Full details

P.S. Please be sure to take 30 seconds to make sure you're registered to vote at your current address. https://voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us/

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

September 30, 2017
Saturday
10 am - 4 pm

Washington County Historical Society 2017 History Fair

LWV Saratoga will have the table at this event. The theme will be "Forts and Battles" (of all kinds!). It will include the "battle" of women winning the right to vote in New York State. Flyer.

Hartford Central School, 4704 NY Rte. 1490, Hartford NY

October 4, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

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

October 11, 2017
Wednesday
7:00 pm

On the Ballot: Constitutional Convention:

A history and look at the Constitutional Convention process

On November 7, 2017, voters will go into voting booths throughout New York State and, as they are every 20 years, will be faced with the Constitutionally mandated question: ”Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?” Providing insight on this issue will be Jim Malatras, President of the Rockefeller Institute of Government for the State University of New York System, a think tank providing cutting-edge evidence-based public policy to decision makers across the nation.

Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College
815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

October 11, 2017
Wednesday
Time: 6:30 pm

Warren County Candidate Forum

Save the date.

Location: Thurman Town Hall
311 Athol Road Athol, NY 12810

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 17, 2017
Tuesday
7 pm

Milton Candidate Forum

Save the date.

Location: Milton Community Center

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

October 19, 2017
Thursday
7 pm

Malta Candidate Forum

Save the date.

Location: Malta Community Center
1 Bayberry Dr, Malta, NY 12020

October 23, 2017
Monday
6:30 pm

Saratoga Springs Candidate Forum

Save the date.

Location: Saratoga Springs High School
Teaching Auditorium
1 Blue Streak Blvd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

October 25, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

Wilton Candidate Forum

Save the date.

Location: SUNY Adirondack Wilton
696 Route 9, Wilton, NY 12831

November 1, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

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

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.

Purchase tickets or become a benefactor.

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

November 16, 2017
Thursday
11:30 am - lunch and tours available

3:00 - 5:00 pm
program

Annual League Day at the United Nations

A Briefing on Forced Labor and Human Trafficking

The LWV of New York State Education Fund is sponsoring their annual League Day at the United Nations. The again will offer a delicious lunch in the Delegates' Dining Room, tours of the facility (General Assembly room, Security Council room, etc) and then a briefing. This year we will have a panel of UN experts discuss the issue of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking. The panel will also discuss what individuals can do to help reduce this problem.

The State League will also be offering a group bus option from Albany to NYC with a stop in Poughkeepsie. Register online or download a form to print and mail.

December 6, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

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

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 3, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

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

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 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

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

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

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 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 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

LWV Convention 2018

LWV's Biennial National Convention will be held at the Chicago Hilton on Museum Mile. Details.

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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