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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF RENSSELAER COUNTY is now on Facebook!  CLICK HERE  to find us and share your thoughts.

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CLICK HERE to view the latest version of The Voter –  Oct.2015 Voter_

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A 2015 YEAR-END TAX-DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION?
The LWV of Rensselaer County has an account with the LWV NYS Education Foundation – 501 ©  (3).  Any contribution you make is totally available to us for our educational projects.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible year-end contribution to benefit our League, please make your check payable to:
LWV NYS Education Foundation
And mail it to:    Irene Wynnyczuk, Membership
                                LWV Rensselaer County
                                2218 Burdett Ave., Apt. 105
                                Troy, NY  12180
We will send your check to the LWV NYS Education Foundation for deposit.  Then when LWV RC has an educational project, we can apply to the Foundation for funding.
Thank you for considering this option.  All best wishes for a healthy, happy Holiday Season, and a Very Happy Peaceful New Year!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

LWV OF RENSSELAER COUNTY

 

STATE

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NEW YORK (LWVNY.org)

Capitol Beat Blog — Check it Out for the Latest Scoop on the NYS Legislative Session.
This is an informative and entertaining column/blog written by the LWVNYS Legislative Director Barbara Bartoletti.  It contains timely updates on legislative action pertaining to League concerns and a bit of political gossip, as well. CLICK HERE for Barbara’s Blog

 LWVNY’s 2015 Legislative Agenda

The agenda focuses on the following:

  • Election Law Reform 
  • Health Care
  • Good Government Reform
  • Judicial Issues
  • Natural Resources
  • Women’s Issues
  • State Finances and Education
  • Transportation

CLICK HERE for details

STATE GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY AND LEGISLATIVE WEBSITES

  • Open Book New York — This website is part of State Comptroller Thomas DeNapoli’s effort to promote openness in government and help taxpayers learn more about how their tax dollars are spent. Sections include: (1) Track New York’s Stimulus Spending, (2) Search State Agency Spending, (3) Search State Contracts, and (4) Search Local Government Spending.
  • New York Open Government (formerly Project Sunlight) — This is Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s open government website.  He noted in updating the site that: “Secrecy breeds corruption, while transparency generates confidence. …. [the revamped website] will help the public keep an eye on what their [NYS] government is doing in order to deter corruption and increase confidence in the public sector. This site is a one-stop-shop for New Yorkers desiring up-to-date and comprehensive information about their government.” The website has many of the same features as its predecessor. You can search campaign contributions, lobbying clients, charities, state contracts and more.
  • SeeThroughNY — This website is sponsored by the Empire Center for New York State Policy, part of the non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.  The purpose of the site is to give New Yorkers a clearer view of how their state and local tax dollars are spent. You can find out about the NYS Budget. You can also can share, analyze and compare data from counties, cities, towns, villages, and school districts as well as public authorities throughout New York. The information on this website comes from official government sources, but the Empire Center cannot guarantee data accuracy or completeness.

*NYS Legislature Websites:


NATIONAL

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE US (lwv.org)

The League of Women Voters (US) Work:

  • Protecting Voters – Voting Rights, Improving Elections, DC Voting Rights
  • Engaging Voters – Registering Voters, Educating Voters
  • Reforming Money in Politics – Money In Elections, Ethics and Lobbying
  • Defending the Environment – Clean Air Defense, Global Climate Change, Fracking
  • Other Work – Reforming Immigration, Advancing Health Care, Gun Safety, Fixing Fiscal Policy, Improving Government, Global DemocracyCLICK HERE for details

OTHER LEAGUES IN THE CAPITAL DISTRICT

To learn what nearby Leagues are doing, check out their websites:

Updated – August 24, 2015

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