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The League of Women Voters of the City of New York is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active participation in government. We were founded in 1919 by Carrie Chapman Catt, and we're still going strong! The NYC League is currently working on issues related to voting rights, women's equality, the environment, and campaign finance reform.

Come join us at any of our meetings! We are always looking for new members (all genders are welcome).

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Voting Reform Monthly Meeting: Legislation, Elections, and Various Other Things

League of Women Voters of New York City

Ongoing, number 1: we will report on ongoing outreach and advocacy with state legislators about automatic voter registration and voting rights for parolees. Ongoing, number 2: we are kickstarting voter education efforts related to asking citizens to advocate for automatic voter registration, as well as informing voters about the new early voting law. Ongoing, number 2: the City Council Charter Revision Commission is reviewing potential changes to the NYC Charter, including potentially how city elections are counted. We will at this point know whether ranked-choice voting is on the short list for potential ballot referenda, and therefore whether we should be making an election season game plan about this.

Education Committee Monthly Meeting

League of Women Voters of New York City

• What we'll do Come join the Education Committee! We are currently working on an initiative to connect the LWV with civics and social studies teachers in NYC public schools and with NYC youth groups. Our hope is to use these connections to help educate middle and high schoolers across the city about civics in detail, to help them go beyond the education provided in social studies textbooks. If you have ideas, we'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to learn more, but cannot attend this meetup, sign up for the committee directly at https://officelwvnyc.wufoo.com/forms/m8htk8p1fiq9g7/. We'll let you know about future opportunities to help out. The League of Women Voters of the City of New York is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active participation in government. The League neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties. The League is supported by public-spirited individuals, businesses, and organizations.

Voter Registration Training Workshop

League of Women Voters of New York City

You must register by email at [masked] or by phone at[masked]. Learn how to conduct your next voter registration drive, participate in one of the League's events, or train your group for their outreach activities. Please be advised that this training will rely heavily on our Voter Registration Training Guide. Physical copies will be available for purchase at the training, or you can download and view the PDF by visiting our website www.lwvnyc.org-->Publications and Merchandise section on the left hand panel. Once in that section, please scroll to the bottom section entitled Links and Publications-->Educational Materials-->Voter Registration Training Manual-updated April 2019. The League of Women Voters of the City of New York is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active participation in government. The League neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties. The League is supported by public-spirited individuals, businesses, and organizations.

Women’s Rights Committee Monthly Meeting

League of Women Voters of New York City

The League of Women Voters’ Women’s Rights Committee focuses on what the LWV has championed for nearly a century: increasing the understanding of women’s rights issues, identifying public policy opportunities and influencing these policies through education and advocacy.

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Voter and Telephone Information Services Committee

League of Women Voters of New York City

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