GIRL RISING FILM SCREENING
Our Girl Rising screening at the Chappaqua Library on January 16th was a great success! It was a sold out show of over 170 seats. $2,200 was raised to sponsor 2014 annual school fees for girls in low-income countries through The School Fund. For more information about The School Fund, go to www.theschoolfund.org
The screening was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters® of New Castle and Molly Rosenthal. Molly is a 7th grader in New Castle who attended a Girl Rising screening last spring and was inspired to bring the film to her own community.
NY WOMEN'S EQUALITY COALITION
Candidates' Night a Huge Success
We had a full house in the Chappaqua Library for our Fall Candidates' Night, and, thanks to NCCMC, 75 people were able to watch the event streaming live, and the online video received over 2.200 hits.
League of Women Voters of New Castle Holds Second Successful Voter Registration Drive
The League of Women Voters of New Castle launched an extensive voter registration drive in Westchester in order to engage new voters before the November election. The League participated in National Voter Registration Day on September 24th and registered voters at multiple sites in Northern Westchester, including Westchester Community College.Thank you to Pam Alvi, Lea Barth, Barbara Cardone, Sheila Bernson, Maggie Christ, Haley Ferraro, Ann Herrero, Mary Kirsch, Melanie Smith Klein, Dianne Kleinmann, Richard Korte, Carin Lin, Jennifer Mebes Flagg, and Karen Zumwalt for volunteering.
HGHS Junior Jacob Bayer
Attends 2013 Students Inside Albany
Jacob Bayer, an 11th grade student at Horace Greeley High School, was chosen by the League of Women Voters of New Castle to attend this year’s Students Inside Albany Conference, organized by the League of Women Voters of New York State. This thirteenth annual Students Inside Albany Conference took place from April 14th-17th, 2013, and brought together approximately 40 students from across the state to Albany to get a first-hand education about their state government.
Click here to read Jacob's account of his experience.
NY Campaign Finance Reform
NY State's campaign finance system is broken; it is characterized by sky-high campaign donation limits, lenient restrictions on mingling personal and campaign funds and ineffective enforcement of the laws. Governor Cuomo has stated this issue is a priority for his 2013 agenda.
But ... change will only happen if informed citizens push for reform. For more than 20 years, the League of Women Voters of New York State has been advocating for these and other reforms to restore trust in our political system. On Monday, March 11th, our League joined local league chapters across the State, and presented a State League educational program analyzing the weaknesses of current campaign finance regulation and suggesting reform.
For a comprehensive look at campaign finance and reform, read the LWVNY briefing paper, Preserving our Democracy: A Case for Campaign Finance Reform in New York.
CONVERSATION WITH THE SUPERVISOR
The League invites the community to join in a conversation with Town Supervisor Rob Greenstein on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Chappaqua Library Theater from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Rob Greenstein is the new Supervisor and chief fiscal officer of the Town of New Castle. He establishes agendas, presides over Town Board meetings, signs all agreements and contracts on behalf of the Town and is responsible for maintaining financial stability of the Town of New Castle.
Join us for a lively discussion on many topics and issues of the day, including:
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