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, Utica/Rome Metro Area is seeking nominations of high school juniors and seniors from Oneida and Herkimer Counties for the 16th annual Students Inside Albany conference. The conference, scheduled for May 22-25, 2016 in Albany, 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. This interactive conference brings together high school students from across the state to learn about the process by which citizens can participate in the policy making arena, including tours of the Capital and opportunities to shadow their representatives in the Senate and Assembly.

For those students selected to represent Oneida/Herkimer Counties, all expenses are covered, including travel, overnight accommodations and meals during the conference. Applications are due by Feb. 14, 2016.

Information on the application process is on the LWVUR website ( For more information, contact Dawn Laguerre at 315-266-7548 or email her,