National Voter Registration Day
Volunteer to make sure no one is left out
The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County is excited to be part of a national effort to strengthen our community by registering hundreds of voters on September 27th, 2016, also known as National Voter Registration Day. www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org
This year's presidential election is going to be one of the most important of our lifetime. As a non-partisan coalition of organizations, National Voter Registration Day is the perfect opportunity to get involved no matter what party you support or which issues matter most to you. Voter registration is not just important, it's also fun and gratifying. And you can join us!
We are particularly pleased that The Adirondack Trust Company, The Saratoga YMCA's, The Saratoga Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church and the Southern Adirondack Library System have endorsed this effort and are partnering with us to make National Voter Registration Day a success in Saratoga County. Please see details on how you can help.
- Town of Ballston Community Library 10 am – 8 pm
- Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library 10 am – 8 pm
- Galway Public Library 10 am – 6 pm
- Schuylerville Public Library 10 am – 5 pm
- Adirondack Trust Company Bank Exit 15 Wilton 9 am – 3 pm
- Adirondack Trust 473 Broadway Saratoga Springs 9 am – 3 pm
Annual Year in Review
Read about all the work that our volunteers have done this year in our Annual Review! The Voter Services Committee had an active year with numerous voter registration drives, candidate events, Vote 411 voter guides and more. Plus our very busy board and volunteers ran an impressive number of youth and educational programs. Thank ou to all of our volunteers!
Constitutional Convention for New York?
Every 20 years, the state constitution requires a statewide referendum on whether to convene a constitutional convention. The next vote will be November 7, 2017.
Connect:NY, WCNY's statewide TV news and public affairs program, is airing a 6-part series on the possibility of a NYS Constitutional Convention. Susan Arbetter will host monthly conversations on six key aspects of the issue:
- May 16, 2016 NY's Constitutional Convention: Halley's Comet of Change
- June 2016 Re-imagining New York: Environment
- July 2016 Re-imagining New York: Crime & Punishment
- August 2016 Re-imagining New York: Ethics & Power
- September 2016 Re-imagining New York: Education
- October 2016
Con Con 2017: From Imagination to Reality?
Episodes of Connect:NY air Mondays at 9 p.m. on WCNY, and on local PBS stations across New York. The program will be available via streaming at wcny.org.
Hands-on work to safeguard democracy
You can be part of a grass roots network of women and men in communities across the country. Here in Saratoga, we are actively involved in making democracy work. We conduct candidate forums, provide voter registration information to local High School seniors, produce an online Voters' Guide, and lobby on many important issues in Albany.
Because your local membership dues also enroll you at the state and national League levels only a small portion of the dues stay here in Saratoga County. We work hard to write grants and raise funds to support our events and activities, so we have been able to keep our dues at the same level for the past four years. Join our vibrant group!
Aside from membership, you can stand with us and support our efforts by making a donation to support our activities.
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