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News Bulletin:

EarlyVotingPressConferenceEarly Voting Press Conference
On Tuesday we joined Senator Kavanagh and our good government allies at a press conference calling on Governor Cuomo to include funding for early voting in his budget proposal. Many other Senators and Assembly members joined the press conference to show their support.

You can read the full release here.

FebFebruary In-District Lobby Visits
We are feeling confident that this year the Governor will be including funding for early voting in his 2018 budget proposal. However, there is no guarantee the Assembly and Senate will include that funding in their budget proposals. It is up to advocacy groups like the League to encourage their members to keep this funding in the final budget.

We will be asking Local Leagues to meet with their Assembly members and Senators during their February break. This break begins on February 14th and ends on February 26th.  Contact your Issues and Advocacy Chair if you are interested in joining members for a lobby meeting. 

VoicesVoices: Our Political Advocacy App
The League of Women Voters of NYS has partnered with Voices to make it easier for our members to fight for the issues we care about. 

The Voices mobile app provides members with their local, state, and federal elected officials. It also allows members to receive action alerts from the League that will make our advocacy efforts more effective.

Click here to learn more and download Voices!
Upcoming Events:

 

WomensMarchWomen's March: January 20th

We are so excited to once again be a part of the Women's March! Many of our Local Leagues have told us they will be participating locally and some are even making the trip down to NYC to march.

 

LWV Saratoga has charter a bus to go to NYC to march. You can sign up to join them here. Our NYC League is also organizing members so Leagues can all march together. You can sign up to join them here.

 

If your League will be participating locally let us know so we can help you advertise on social media!

 

  Rally Voting Reform Rally: January 23rd
Don't forget to register for the LetNYVote Rally on January 23rd in Albany!
You can register here. If you do register, please let us know so we can keep track of League members and make sure you get a lobby visit!
NewsLeague in the News:
SessionCalendarWeekly Session Calendar:

Tuesday, January 16th
**Governor's State Budget Proposal Will Be Released**
-Assembly Session @ 2:00 pm watch live
- Senate Session @ 3:00 pm watch live
  • Assembly Election Committee. Time TBD. Agenda Here
  • Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee. Time TBD. Agenda Here
  • Assembly Health Committee. Time TBD. Agenda Here

Wednesday, January 17th

-Assembly Session @ 10:00 am watch live
- Senate Session @ 11:00 am watch live
  • Senate Health Committee. 12:00 pm. Agenda and Live Stream Here
 

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