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Announcement of Judith Esterquest's naming to TONH Women's Roll of Honor
25
Jun

Esterquest Joins Long List of LWVPWM on Women’s Roll of Honor

6/23/22 – The League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset is proud to congratulate our member and super-volunteer, Dr. Judith B. Esterquest, on being named to the Town of North Hempstead’s May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor. Judy has served our League as Healthcare Chair for five years, and her work on the issue...
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March to Colorado Capitol after Roe v Wade Verdict
25
Jun

Supreme Court Strips Americans of Right to Abortion

Supreme Court Strips Americans of Constitutional Right to Abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Decision Court signals threat to marriage equality, contraception, and private intimacy WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States President Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following joint statement in response to the 6 –...
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30
May

Video Contest for High School Students 2022 Application Form

You will need one set of application forms for each video you want to submit. The video can be created by a single eligible student or a team of (up to six) eligible students. The application form for one video will consist of The cover form — listing the title of the video and the...
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25
May

Nassau Cty LWV Gives Redistricting Testimony on Two Days’ Notice

Dear Hon. McCallister and Mr. Cervas, I serve as a board member of the League of Women Voters of New York State, the League of Women Voters of Nassau County Inter-League Organization and the League of Women Voters of South Nassau.  The League of Women Voter (“League”) is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed...
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25
May

Special Master Uses LI Leagues’ Redistricting Input

To refresh your recollection and bring you up-to-date on Nassau ILO Redistricting Committee: After NY’s Independent Redistricting Committee failed to reach consensus on a compromised set of redistricting maps, the NY Legislature was empowered by the 2014 Constitutional Amendment to create its own maps.  It quickly redrew and ratified new Congressional, State Senate and State...
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25
May

LWV of NYS Files Federal Lawsuit to Postpone NYS Primaries

Type: Public Statement Date of Release or Mention: Monday, May 23, 2022   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                Contact: Sally Robinson, VP of Issues and Advocacy  May 19, 2022                                                         E: sally.s.robinson@gmail.com, Tel: 914-441-5144...
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25
May

League Condemns Racist Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY

BUFFALO, NY & WASHINGTON — The League of Women Voters of Buffalo-Niagara, the League of Women Voters of New York State, and the League of Women Voters of the United States issued the following statement on the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York: “This weekend, a terrorist with a violent and racist agenda brought tragedy to...
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03
May

SCOTUS Leaked Opinion on Abortion Rights

DR. DEBORAH ANN TURNER, PRESIDENT OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES RESPONDS: Dear League Members,  Last night, a US Supreme Court majority opinion was leaked in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The opinion seeks to overturn abortion rights decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. It is an extreme...
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