Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Huxley Theater
New York State Museum
222 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY 12230
Messaging, Media, and Motherhood - a Lecture and Exhibit Tour. Ann Lewis's talk will explore the various political strategies suffragists employed to convince elected officials and voting men to support and ultimately pass both the New York State suffrage referendums in 1917 and the 19th Amendment in 1920. Ann F. Lewis served as WHite House director of communications for President Bill Clinton from 1997-2000; senior advisor to the campaigns of Hillary Rodham CLinton for U.S. Senate in 2000 and 2006, and for president in 2008; and as co-chair of Jewish Women for Hillary in 2016. Following the talk, museum curators will offer a tour of the Votes for Women exhibition
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Krause Center
2214 Burdett Ave.
Troy, NY 12180
Board Meeting. members welcome
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Collar Works Gallery
621 River St.
Troy, NY 12180
Panel re impact of immigration in the Capital Region. Seasonal workers, sanctuary cities, legal issues and support services will be discussed by Samantha Howell, attorney and longtime member of the Board for the NY Civil Liberties Union; Dr. Dina Refki, Interim Co-Director of the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights at SUNY Albany; Terence Diggory, Co-coordinator of Saratoga Immigration Coalition.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6am - 9pm
check your local polling place Special Election in 107th NYS Assembly District. Two Rensselaer County legislators will run against each other in the April 24 special election to fill the vacant 107th Assembly District seat. Cindy Doran, D-Troy, and Jake Ashby, R-Schodack, will compete for the job vacated by Republican County Executive Steven McLaughlin of Troy when he won the countywide office. Doran will appear on the Democratic, Working Families and Women's Equality party lines. Ashby has the Republican, Independence and Conservative ballot positions. They were selected by the party committees. The special election in April is to fill the remaining months of the two-year term. The seat will be back on the ballot in November for a full two-year term.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
New York State Legislative Office Building LWVNY Lobby Day. Lobby our government representative on critical League issues
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Troy School District Troy School District Budget & School Board vote. On May 15, 2018 Troy City School District residents will vote on the 2018-19 school district budget as well as elect one candidate to the Board of Education.

Polling Sites SCHOOL 2 + Middleburgh & Tenth St. SCHOOL 12 + 475 First St. SCHOOL 14 + 1700 Tibbits Ave. SCHOOL 16 + Collins & Walker Ave. SCHOOL 18 + 412 Hoosick St. CARROLL HILL + 112 Delaware Ave.

Find your polling location. Poll Hours 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 328-5070 if you have questions about your polling location.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Krause Center
2214 Burdett Ave.
Troy, NY 12180
Board Meeting. members welcome
Thursday, May 31, 2018
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Moscatiello's Restaurant
99 North Greenbush Road
Troy, NY 12180
Annual Meeting. Our speaker will be Jennifer Wilson, Program and Policy Director of the League of Women Voters of New York State. She serves as the League's in house lobbyist and policy advisor. Before coming to the League, Jennifer worked as Deputy Director for the Albany Office of US Senator Charles Schumer. In 2017 she was recognized as one of City & State's 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Albany. Those of us who have heard Jennifer's presentations can attest that she is a lively and engaging speaker.
Thursday, June 28, 2018-Sunday, July 1, 2018
Chicago, Illinois National League of Women Voters Convention.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Rensselaer County National Voter Registration Day.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Rensselaer County 80th Anniversary (1939) of the League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County. Beulah Bailey Thull elected President.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
New York State 100th Anniversary of the LWV of New York State.
Friday, February 14, 2020
United States 100th Anniversary of the National LWV.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
United States 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in the US.