Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:30 PM
ETM Solar Works
300 North Street
Endicott,NY 13760
LWV BOARD MEETING.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
9:30 am - Noon
Union Presbyterian Church
300 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760
ANNUAL DECEMBER BRUNCH. Join us!

Menu Scrambled eggs, Ham, Fresh Fruit, Potatoes, Quiche, Coffee, Tea, Juice and Sara's cinnamon rolls

Special Guest Speaker

Blair Horner, Executive Director, NYPIRG, (NY Public Interest Research Group) "Albany Update 2018"

Suggested Donation: $15- Pay at Door Cash/Check payable to LWVBTC Please RSVP to Sara Wokan by November 27th at 785-6703 or sara.wokan@gmail.com

Invite a friend, relative or colleague!

See you on December 2nd!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Binghamton University Downtown Center
67 Washington Street
Binghamton, NY 13902
DECEMBER PROGRAM - SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE. Free public lecture on Single Payer Healthcare with Special Guest, NY Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried. Sponsored by League of Women Voters, Institute for Justice and Well-Being and Center for Civic Engagement at Binghamton University, Broome County Council of Churches, Southern Tier Independence Center, Citizen Action of New York-Southern Tier Chapter and Rural Health Network of Central New York, Inc.,

Pre-Register. Space is limited. Click here to register: https://continuinged.binghamton.edu/registration.php?cid=2017496

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Vestal Public Library
320 Vestal Pkwy East
Vestal, NY 13850
DEATH WITH DIGNITY CONCURRENCE. During the 2017 NY State Convention a proposal to consider concurrence with LWV Utah's position on Death with Dignity was approved by convention delegates. The State Board, at its July meeting, approved a Feb. 15 deadline date for return of the forms indicating local League's approval or rejection of this update and concurrence. This discussion will look at issues surrounding assisted suicide and proposed NYS legislation. Presenters are Susan Ruff, President, Broome-Tioga League President and Advocacy Director at the Southern Tier Independence Center and Susan Link, Southern Tier Independence Center. Snow date is January 31st at the Southern Tier Independence Center.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
12:15 PM- 2:30 PM
Little Venice Restaurant
111 Chenango Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
PROPOSAL FOR UPDATE OF LWVNYS CHARTER SCHOOL POSITION (9/28/17). At the 2017 State Convention, delegates approved an update on the Charter School position adopted in 2006. The update would allow for the deletion of the following sentence.

"In lieu of amendment of the Charter School Act to increase the total number of charters that could be granted, it supports retention of the current total (100) with amendment of the Charter School Act so that a charter could be reissued if a charter school ceased to function for any reason."

The charter school cap is the statutory limit on the number of charter schools that can open in New York State. The 100 charter school cap has been exceeded over the years and is no longer a relevant number. The charter cap is divided by the New York City area and the non-New York City area. Currently the state cap is set at 460 with a smaller sub-cap for New York City. In New York City, 45 total charters are available to be issued in the future, and in regions outside of New York City, 102 total charters are available to be issued.

Discussion facilitator is Margaret Goodfellow, 1st VP and Voter Service Chair, LWVBTC.

Attendees desiring a meal, drinks, beverages, etc. may order off the luncheon menu and pay on their own.

Little Venice Menu (as of 1/19/18) https://littlevenicerestaurant.com/menus/

Background material(2 pages).http://www.lwvny.org/programs-studies/charter-schools/State-Convention-Charter-Update-Proposal.pdf

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:30 PM
ETM Solar Works
300 North Street
Endicott, NY 13760
LWV BOARD MEETING.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:30 PM
ETM Solar Works
300 North Street
Endicott, NY 13760
LWV BOARD MEETING.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6:30 PM
ETM Solar Works
300 North Street
Endicott, NY 13760
LWV BOARD MEETING.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
 
Albany, NY 2018 Students Inside Albany Conference-May 20-23rd, 2018. High school juniors and seniors throughout New York State gather in Albany to learn about and observe government in action. Brochure and all application materials available for download on this website for student candidates in Broome and Tioga Counties. One student is selected. Application Deadline is February 15, 2018.