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2017 State League Convention

2017 elections

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2017 legislative session

2017 Legislative Session Calendar (1/18/2017)

2017 LWVNYS Legislative Agenda (1/18/2017)

The State Board approved a new position at its meeting in January, based on the responses from the local Leagues on the “update” of the state position. See the new position here.

Constitutional Convention Education

On November 7, 2017, voters will go into voting booths throughout New York State and, as they are every 20 years, will be faced with the Constitutionally mandated question, ”Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?” (1/13/2017)

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebrations

Get ready to celebrate four important 100 year anniversaries (1/20/2017)
  • NYS women secured the right to vote on November 6, 1917
  • LWVNYS was founded on November 19, 1919
  • LWVUS was founded on February 14, 1920
  • The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution (giving American women the right to vote) was officially certified on August 26, 1920

Materials, resources and information are available here

NY Women’s Suffrage Commission Website (4/13/2017)
A 14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission established by law to honor the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in NYS in 2017, and nationwide in 2020.

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