Quoting African-American Women In Honor of Black History Month

Marian Anderson: "As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold the person down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might." "The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dares to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many … Continue reading Quoting African-American Women In Honor of Black History Month

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Voting Reform Package Passed and Signed by Governor

On Monday, January 14th the New York State Legislature passed a package of reforms that the Governor signed into law on January 24th. They include: Early voting Primary Consolidation Pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds State-wide voter registration transfer Closure of the LLC loophole Since the 1960s, the state League has fought for comprehensive … Continue reading Voting Reform Package Passed and Signed by Governor

Getting to Know One of Our New State Senators

As a result of the November elections, there will be some changes among the state legislative representatives in our local districts. Members have begun meeting with these new legislators to introduce them to The League, and for us to learn about their priorities. Dania Smith reported that she and Barbara Epstein met with Senator-Elect Kevin … Continue reading Getting to Know One of Our New State Senators

How to League Fulfills it’s Mission

Educates Voters by Hosting Forums and other Informational Programs, by Making Accurate Information Available, and by Increasing Voter Registration https://www.lwv.org/voter-rights Advocates for Expanding Voters Access, Reducing Big Money in Politics, Fighting Voting Suppression, and Promoting Immigrant Participation in our Democracy https://www.lwv.org/elections Advocates for Health Care Reform https://www.lwv.org/other-issues/health-care-reform Advocates for Immigrant Rights https://www.lwv.org/other-issues/immigration  Advocates for Protection of the Environment https://www.lwv.org/other-issues/environment … Continue reading How to League Fulfills it’s Mission

Migrants, Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Immigrants: What’s the Difference?

Every day, people around the world make the difficult decision to leave their countries in search of safety and better lives. Currently there are 68.5 million men, women and children escaping war, persecution and political turbulence. These are refuges and asylum seekers. There are others who are looking for jobs or an education - they … Continue reading Migrants, Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Immigrants: What’s the Difference?