During the month of October and up until the November 6 elections, the LWV of Chautauqua is signing up volunteers to ring doorbells telling people where their polling place is and that their votes will make a difference.
LWV of Buffalo/Niagara sponsored a community discussion entitled, "Immigrants and Refugees: Good News for the Buffalo and New York State Economy," with speaker Eva Hassett, Executive Director, International Institute of Buffalo. Since August 2009, Eva Hassett has led the International Institute, whose mission is "Making Western New York a better place for, and because of iimmigrants and refugees."
LWVs of Westchester, Larchmont/Mamaroneck and New Rochelle sponsored a showing of the Anthony Bordain documentary, Wasted, concerning food waste and food insecurity followed by a discussion on the issue.
LWV of Rochester had a panel discussion on the Supreme Court to discuss the appointment process, judges and judging, and whether the Court is the "Least Dangerous Branch." The panel included Richard C. Wesley, J.D., Senior U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Dan Braveman, J.D., President, Nazareth College of Rochester, Former Dean, Syracuse University College of Law; and moderator, Sarah Liebschutz, Ph.D., Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, The College at Brockport.
Linda Greenhouse, the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer at Yale Law School and former Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times, will be the Keynote Speaker for the LWV of Scarsdale at its annual Food for Thought Luncheon. Ms. Greenhouse will speak about the Supreme Court, upcoming cases to be heard by the Court, and the recent nomination process of Brett Kavanaugh.
LWV of Suffolk County has organized a post-election discussion on the results. Neil Buffet, PhD, Associate Professor of History, Suffolk County Community College, and Nicholas Giordano, PhD, Professor of Political Science, Suffolk County Community College, will provide their analyses of the election night results.
The First Wednesday Luncheon in September for the LWV of Syracuse included a briefing by Martha Viglietta, a member of the Citizens' Climate Lobby on a Carbon Fee Proposal on fossil fuels.
A Conversation about COPD: Raising Awareness and Taking Action In Recognition of COPD Awareness Month will be the topic of the meeting in November for the LWV of Tompkins County.
Speakers will include local health professionals and a community member.
The LWV of Saratoga has taken action locally on a county charter revision proposal. In a letter to the editor, the League stated, "The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County (LWVSC) does not support the new charter being proposed for the City of Saratoga Springs. LWVSC believes that cities in this County should separate their administrative functions from their legislative functions by having a City Council that makes policy and laws and either an elected executive or an appointed administrator to carry out administrative functions. The League supports this separation of functions in order to have a strong centralized administration, to have clear lines of responsibility and to eliminate waste."