Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, March 21, 2019
9am - 3pm
Utica Public Library
303 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13501
What Stands Between Us: Racism Workshops.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
10am registration, 10:30am speaker
Utica Public Library
303 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
General Meeting - Teaching High School Students How to Engage in Politics. The state League and the NYS Social Studies Supervisory Association (NYS4A) are pleased to announce the publication of seven lesson plans on state and local government for teachers of the New York Grade 12 Participation in Government course.

Laura Ladd Bierman, Executive Director of LWVNY and Lisa Kissinger, President of the NYS Social Studies Supervisory Assoc. will be here to demonstrate and explain the lesson plans.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
11 a.m.
U.S. Federal Building
10 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.

LWV Members interested in volunteering should contact VoterServices@lwvuticarome.org

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
 
  Advocacy Training Day - Lobby Day. Our annual advocacy training day with opportunity to lobby your state legislators in Albany.

We will be convening in meeting rooms A and B of the New York State Museum. Registration form and additional details on the format for the day will be posted on the Members calendar when available.

Lobby Day Material and Memos of Support

Members should look on the Membership calendar for Registration form.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
 
TBA Annual Meeting & Election of Officers.
Sunday, May 19, 2019-Wednesday, May 22, 2019
 
Albany, NY Students Inside Albany. The conference is designed to increase students' awareness of New York's governmental process. It 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.

The conference features workshops on areas such as Media Perspectives on Public Policy Issues, How Does NYS Government Work? And Tips for Being a Successful Citizen Lobbyist.

For the student selected to represent our League, all expenses are covered including travel, overnight accommodations and meals during the conference. For information on the application process, contact us at youth@lwvuticarome.org or contact our SIA Chair, Dawn Laguerre ,at 315-266-7548 or laguerremedia@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 6, 2019
11 a.m.
U.S. Federal Building
10 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.

LWV Members interested in volunteering should contact VoterServices@lwvuticarome.org

Friday, June 7, 2019-Sunday, June 9, 2019
 
Albany Hilton 58th State Convention and LWVNYS 100th Anniversary Convention. This is the official call for Members to attend the 58th Convention of the League of Women Voters of New York State to be held June 7-9, 2019. The official business meeting begins with the opening plenary session at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019. We hope, though, that most of you will arrive on Friday for the many, valuable pre-Convention activities.

Convention is an opportunity:

to meet a group of dynamic leaders from around the state
to make new friends and renew old friendships
for new leaders to learn the basics of League operation
for newer League members to be bitten by the "Leaguebug"
to improve your League's use of technology
to streamline your League and become more effective with less work.

It is also a wonderful exercise of grassroots democracy in action. Delegates representing the local Leagues come together to make the important decisions that will guide us through the next biennium including the election of officers and directors and the adoption of a budget, bylaws amendments, and our state program for 2019-2021.

List of speakers, more information and registration can be found on the Members Only Calendar.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
noon - 9pm
  Primary Day.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
11 a.m.
U.S. Federal Building
10 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.

LWV Members interested in volunteering should contact VoterServices@lwvuticarome.org

Friday, September 13, 2019
10:30am
Oneida County Court House
200 Elizabeth St
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.

LWV Members interested in volunteering should contact VoterServices@lwvuticarome.org

Thursday, September 26, 2019
11 a.m.
Fort Stanwix
112 East Park St
Rome, NY 13440
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.

LWV Members interested in volunteering should contact VoterServices@lwvuticarome.org

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6am - 9pm
  GENERAL ELECTION.
Friday, November 15, 2019
10:30am
MVCC
1101 Sherman Dr
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
11 a.m.
U.S. Federal Building
10 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.

LWV Members interested in volunteering should contact VoterServices@lwvuticarome.org