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

May 30, 2017
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

City Charter: Information Open House

Learn about the Proposed Charter at this public education event. The Saratoga Springs Charter Review Commission is hosting an open hourse to showcase the proposed charter that will be voted on November 7, 2017. The final draft of the Proposed Charter will be available in print at the Open House and online at www.saratogacharter.com

The open house will feature "Topic based" areas so attendees can seek information according to their interests. Guest speakers, Commission members and subject matter experts will be available throughout the day. The main topics include:

  1. Saratoga Springs Elected Leadership. Council and Mayor. Separation of powers and responsibilities in Council/ Manager Form of Government
  2. Professional Management. City Manager. Administrative responsibilities, qualifications etc.
  3. Finance and Accountability. How the proposed Charter enhances financial accountability.
  4. Transition Timeline. Describing the transition plans in the next two years to prepare for 2020.
  5. Research and Findings. What we learned from our surveys, interviews and research.
  6. Saratoga Springs Elections and Participation. How citizens will engage in City government.

Refreshements served at 11 am, 4 pm, and 7 pm.

Saratoga Springs City Center
522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

June 3, 2017
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

2017 Annual Meeting: How Does the State and Federal Budget Impact Working Families in NYS"

Speaker: Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute.

Agenda:

  • 11:30 Steering Committee Report
    • Presentation of Carrie Chapman . Catt Award
    • Introduction of Students Inside . Albany winners
  • 12:00 Buffet Lunch
  • 12:45 Business Meeting
  • 1:15 Speaker: Ron Deutsch
  • 1:45 Direction to the Board
  • 2:00 Adjourn

Details and RSVP

Bravo Restaurant
3246 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

June 13, 2017
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Board Orientation and Planning Meeting

We encourage all members of the currrent board, the incoming board, and off-board members to attend an orientation and planning session at the home of Ann Krill, 60 Hillcrest Dr. Saratoga Springs. NY.

Potluck lunch included.

June 9, 2017
Friday

Suffrage Tour 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. Registration Form

June 10-11, 2017
Saturday-Sunday

LWVNY State Convention

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

Registration materials and pre-convention kit is available at LWVNYS website.

Holiday Inn Express in Liverpool, NY

June 14, 2017
Wednesday
1:00 pm

Book Club: Potluck Lunch and Planning Meeting

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

June 21, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

League Meetup:
Topic will be The League of Women Voters

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

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

Women's Suffrage Exhibit at NYS Museum:
Joint Reception

The women's suffrage exhibit, "Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial," opens at the NYS Museum on Novermber 4th, and 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 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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