Photos Copyright Tom Loughlin Jr, Utica, N.Y.
On November 17, 2018, Barbara Bartoletti, past Legislative Director for LWVNY for almost 30 years spoke to us about her years in Albany and the changes in the way the new media has affected lobbying and getting to know legislators.
Richard Kimball, co-founder and President of Vote Smart stopped on his FACTS MATTER national tour and spoke to us at MVCC concerning the importance of sorting through facts and fiction in the political landscape. An important tool is the Vote Smart website, http://www.votesmart.org
Clinton School Board asked our League to moderate their well attended debate.
LWV Utica/Rome visits "Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial" exhibit in the NYS Museum in Albany, April 14, 2018.
Congratulations to our Voter Services Chair, Karen McBride
Karen was one of 6 local women to receive the 2018 Women of the Year Award, presented by the Mohawk Valley Chapter of New York State, Inc.
2017 and 2018 Naturalization ceremonies
Women's Suffrage material from times past and present was put on display on the Main Floor of the Utica Public Library including the headline in the Utica Daily Press announcing the vote for suffrage had passed in the November 1917 election.
Also on display was a poster for the movie Iron Jawed Angels which will play at the Utica Public Library on November 20th.
The Levitt AMP Utica Music Series returns for the second year to Kopernik Park--a green space within walking distance of the city's community gardens, the Utica Public Library and the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees--to fuel the city's social, physical and financial resurgence by bringing together its diverse local and refugee residents to re-energize an underutilized gathering space.
2017 Student Inside Albany with Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi
This photo is courtesy of Senator Gillibrand's office.
The Oneida County Public Market is open every Saturday during the summer at Union Station in Downtown Utica's historic Bagg Square neighborhood and our League is there ready to register voters and organ donors.
League members spent quite a few days in March 2016 registering new voters at MVCC and Utica College. They will all be eligible to vote in the April 19th Presidential Primary election.
LWV Utica/Rome Metro Area hosted a debate between the Utica Mayoral candidates on October 6th at the DeSales Center on Genesee Street. It was co-sponsored with the MV Latino Association
and the local chapter of the NAACP
Thought provoking questions from Kristine Bellino, WIBX 950 Radio and Dave Dudajek, Observer Dispatch sparked a lively discussion which set the tone for the evening. Representatives of local media outlets were in attendence including WKTV
LWVU/R sponsored a candidate's forum for the 5 candidates running in the Rome Mayor race. More than 500 interested
citizens packed the Capital Theater in Rome on Sept 2 to hear the views of those on the primary ballot. Thank you to the Capital Theater for donating their facility.
Shop local, buy local, support local at the Oneida County Public Market!
We have been registering voters most Saturday mornings at the Market this summer.