Making Democracy Work

Because Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. It works to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
The League of Women Voters of Utica-Rome is offering a scholarship to one high school junior or senior to attend the Students Inside Albany Conference, which will take place May 17 - 20.

The winner participates in an all-expense paid, four-day training experience designed to increase their understanding of the NY State legislative process, and learn how public policy is proposed and enacted.

The conference is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation and is designed to increase students' awareness of New York's governmental process.

Students can apply directly, or can be recommended by their school, a non-profit organization, or community leaders. The selected student will learn about New York State government operations and how policy is shaped and enacted. Inside Albany, students develop knowledge of the forces that influence policy development. Additionally, students are afforded the opportunity to observe Assembly and Senate sessions and to shadow both their Assembly members and Senators.

Applications can be mailed to:

League of Women Voters of Utica-Rome P.O. Box 24 Washington Mills, NY 13479

Scholarship applications can also be sent by email to:

Anyone looking for more information on applying for the scholarship should contact Dawn Laguerre at or call 315-733-0040.

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The League of Women Voters of New York State (LWVNYS) encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through advocacy and education. The 2015 Legislative Agenda highlights some of the key issues that we anticipate taking significant action on in the 2015 Legislative Session.