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Judy Esterquest
THE LONG ISLAND HERALD: LWV protect democracy, educates by Roksana Amid, Published Nov 5, 2023, reporting on LWVPWM Voter Outreach, Candidate Forums League of Women Voters protects democracy, educates As Election Day approaches, it can be hard to make sense of the information overload. The League of Women Voters can certainly help. The nonpartisan, grass-roots...
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Turn to page 2 of this guide for ballot proposals   Proposal 1: Removal of Small City School Districts From Special Constitutional Debt Limitation Removes legacy inequities for cities of under 125,000 people, enacted before these districts voted for their budgets Description of Proposal The State Constitution limits how much debt a small city (a...
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On September 20, 2023, Governor Hochul signed another historic voting package.  This legislative package builds upon New York State’s ongoing efforts to improve and protect access to the ballot box for all New Yorkers, including last year’s enactment of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York, the most expansive state level voting...
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The Long Island Herald: Candidates address community concerns (link) by Roksana Amid, Published October 5, 2023, reporting on LWVPWM Forum on October 2 (Printable)    
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When asked about the LWV of PWM’s signing on to a suit against the Nassau County Legislature and its Redistricting Commission, this statement was issued: “Nassau County residents deserve transparency from our legislature, particularly with respect to the redistricting process which will control elections for our county legislators for the next decade. We are disappointed...
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PWM President Regina Goutevenier led a 2-hour workshop at the 2023 NYS Convention on how local Leagues can expand their impact and energize members by partnering with local organizations who focus under-served communities. Besides discussing PWM experiences, Delegates learned about successful outreach experiences from Albany, NYC, Saratoga, and Port Washington-Manhasset Leagues. Judy Esterquest was part...
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TO THE NASSAU LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS REDISTRICTING COALITION, THE LEAGUE’S REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE & OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Here’s more specific information on the deadline for submitting comments, written testimony and/or maps to the NYS Independent Redistricting Commission re the State Assembly district map: As noted below, there’s no clear cut deadline for submissions from the...
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Written testimony on Health & Mental Hygiene was submitted to the NYS Joint Fiscal Committee of the Senate and Assembly on the 2024 Budget. The League applauds that mental health has received significant attention in this year’s proposed budget, but we note a number of specific additional areas where funding and regulation could significantly improve...
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  Tuesday, March 7th @ 7:30pm by Zoom This legislative primer will cover the NY Health Act in depth, and will go over the basics of the other legislation PNHP-NY Metro is including in its legislative package this year: Reproductive Freedom & Equity Act (A00361A / S00348B) will establish a fund to cover the cost...
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To The Nassau League Of Women Voters Redistricting Coalition, The League’s Redistricting Committee & Other Interested Parties: The Nassau County Legislature will hold a public meeting on Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. to address proposed election district maps for the 19 legislative districts. Location: Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Bldg., Legislative Chamber, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola. Public comment will be permitted, limited...
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