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Mission Statement: The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization. We encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government. We work to increase the understanding of major public policy issues and influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Annual Business Meeting/Dinner and Restaurant Gift Card Raffle

Annual Meeting and Dinner

June 11th; 5:30 PM
Mohawk Golf Club
1849 Union Street, Schenectady
Speaker: Robert Carreau, Executive Director Schenectady Foundation

You can get more information about the meeting, menu options, and reservation.

Come and join your league friends for wonderful dinner and a fun evening!

SICM Summer Lunch Program

The Schenectady LWV is participating once again in the Summer Lunch Program which is federally funded and administered by the Schenectady Inner City Ministry. We will serve lunches at the main branch of the Schenectady County Library during the week of July 21 through July 25. Three volunteers will be needed for each day to help with set-up, lunch distribution and clean-up. The time commitment is from 12 noon to 2 PM. Please email Helga Schroeter or at 518-370-5042 if you are able to help on one of the scheduled days. Thank you!
Helga Schroeter

Would you like to be involved in a study?

The New York State LWV is sponsoring two studies this year and would like the local chapters to form small groups to look at these issues and hold a consensus to develop a new position. More info

The newly forming Agriculture Study Committee met in December to plan for the study. Readings related to the study will were also discussed. (more info)

The League of Women Voters Ballot Access study will examine the role of both the main and third parties in the process of gaining access to the general election ballot. (more info)

Welcome New Member Donna Phillips

Legislative Agenda for 2014

Each year the State LWV develops a list of four or five priority items to follow and lobby for in the NYS Legislature. This year's items

Schenectady Recycles! Seeking New Members

Schenectady Recycles! is a newly formed group with a clear mission and an ambitious, but achievable, goal. The group's goal is to increase recycling in the City of Schenectady from its current 8% to the statewide average of 34%. The group is actively seeking new members to help in this effort. (more info)