The National and State Leagues have many reached consensus on scores of issues. Our League, each year, prioritizes a handful of these based on members who take on responsibility for educating others, tracking legislation, advocating for priority bills, and — after consensus has been reached with the State or National League — lobbying our representatives for legislation related to that handful of priorities.
Some issues, even if ranked as lesser priority for PWM committees, matter to members. Many of these are prioritized by NYS Issues Specialists and committees made up of members from local Leagues around NYS.
We call these “Watch-Dog” issues because … when we hear barking … we roll into action. Issues Specialists, their committees, and NYS can send “action alerts” about particular bills that need immediate advocacy.
Here is the position they seek to have NYS adopt by concurrence with the Leagues from Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties: Click here.
If you are interested in working on any of these issues, we can join you up with members of NYS local Leagues who prioritize them. LWV of PWM will be thrilled to have you bring back what you learn and what we need to act on.
Of importance to all of us for healthcare, for remote work, for education, voter services, you name it. In achieving the National League Adoption of NYS Healthcare language, we also sought (and won) National League Adoption of a Digital Equity position. You can read more here (scroll to the bottom). And here.