Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy
December 2020
President's Message
Greetings weary Leaguers,

I am overwhelmed by the work the New York Leagues have accomplished this year and all of the inventive, inclusive and imaginative ways Leagues used to GOTV. Cheers to all of you.

Everybody ready? We are looking ahead to June and our biennial Convention, June 5 & 6 in Albany. We are also looking at an alternative virtual convention that we would hold over the course of the following week, June 7 – 11. The decision will be made by the end of January.

Please start thinking about any caucuses you would like to produce or suggestions for the state to produce. Program planning is getting underway (see Issues and Advocacy below). Also, Bylaws will be under-review and we will look at any suggestions you may have.

We are all looking toward a possibly very different winter holiday season this year. I hope you all stay safe and healthy, Zoom and spread some cheer with friends and family and those of you far enough away from City lights, look to the southern sky December 21, to see Saturn and Jupiter closer than ever in our lifetimes. I saw them close, but not so close some years ago and it is magical and so much bigger than all of us. 

Suzanne Stassevitch, President
League of Women Voters of NYS
2nd Century Initiative
Support the State League's Future with a Yearend Gift
The state League is excited to announce the new 2nd Century Initiative. This Initiative kicks off our effort to guarantee that the League will be there for another century of providing all New Yorkers with reliable information, training, and a strong voice for good government. The four main goals of the Initiative are: to expand Get Out the Vote for all communities, to empower young people to be active members of their communities, to achieve key reforms on voting, ethics and representation, and to build the state League’s capacity to strengthen the 47 local Leagues throughout New York State. With your help, we can begin our next century strong and vital.
The League’s State Board has committed to donating $100,000 this year to a 2nd Century Initiative exemplifying its belief in the strength and resilience of the League. The League is needed now more than ever. Join your Board in supporting this Initiative with a gift to show your conviction in the importance of a second century of League work. To donate online, click here.

If you would like to make a gift in honor of someone, we'd love to help you. It can be in honor a new baby, graduation, or just to honor someone special in your life! Just let us know when you make the gift and we'll send the honored person a note of your gift! What a great way to celebrate the holidays!
Happy Holidays to all
of our League Members and Friends!
Stay safe and well this holiday season!