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2023 election impact infographic report
Happy spring, League leaders! Last week, LWVUS shared its 2022 Election Impact report, highlighting your...
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Reminder: Jan. 31 Freeze Date, PMP System Still in Effect for 2023 At Convention 2022, delegates voted to eliminate the per-member-payment (PMP) system in the future. Please note that the current PMP system is still in effect for 2023, and League Rosters will freeze on January 31, 2023. With the provisos in the LWVUS bylaws,...
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Our Nation 2023 has been off to a speedy start, with February just days away! February is home to Black History Month, a time to reflect and celebrate Black history, as well as uplift the contributions of Black activists who power our democracy. I want to be clear: Black history is American history, and it...
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Rochester Metro The Rochester Metro League’s 2022 GOTV includes getting local fire stations involved! Thanks to Annette Hunt of the Voting Rights Task Force, the League has two messages displayed on the message board outside of a local firehouse. The signs were Annette’s idea and she followed through with making it happen. Through October 14th,...
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Looking Forward to November The events on January 6, 2021 did not disrupt our nation’s ability to conduct free and fair elections. As we enter another election year it is important to remember that there was no evidence of widespread fraud during the 2020 election and election security experts agree it was the most secure...
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South Nassau Water Authority The Town of Hempstead Has Appointed Commissioners to the South Nassau County Water Authority Board. John Reinhardt – Town of Hempstead Commissioner of Water Laura Ryder – Village of Lynbrook Trustee Joseph Baker – President of the South Merrick Community Civic Association NYS law provides for five commissioners with two appointed...
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Plastics NYS ban on polystyrene began with the New Year. The new law bans any single-use disposable polystyrene foam service containers including bowls, cartons, clamshells, cups, lids, plates and trays. Additionally, polystyrene packing peanuts will be illegal. Polystyrene is known as a problem piece of plastic. It is made from the chemical styrene, which environmental...
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February is Black History Month This federally recognized holiday celebrates the contributions African Americans have made to this country and provides a time to reflect on the continued struggle for racial justice. February 14th, 2022 marks the 102nd Anniversary of The League of Women Voters of the United States. The League was officially founded in...
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Who Wrote the Constitution? “That’s obvious, we think: it was crafted by 55 men in powdered wigs who met in Philadelphia over the summer of 1787 with the charge of “establishing in these states a firm national government.” But more than 40 percent of the Constitution was actually written after 1787 in a series of...
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Feels like we are moving through January at lightning speed! But that is exactly why the sign-up for the 21-Day Better Listening Challenge© has been extended! You can still participate… just enroll with us by next Sunday, January 31st. Last month, we told you about the Challenge and its merits to us as individuals in...
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