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The Way To Get Involved

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.

Voters Guide Part II AND Vote411-Candidate Information

You can get information on the statewide candidates and three ballot proposals. Watch the video Vote YES Prop 1: Redistricting Reform Now Click here to see the voter information.

Your One-Stop Shop for Nonpartisan Election Information! For Voters Guide Information specific to New York, go to

Schenectady Candidate Forum

October 8th, 7-9:30 PM
Black Box Theatre at Schenectady High School

If you missed the forum or just want to see it again, the forum was taped by Open Stage Media and will be broadcast on OSM channel 16/36 the following times:

October 12th,19th and 26th @10pm

October 16th,23rd and 30th @9:30pm

October 17th,24th and 31st @9am

It will also be available at Open Stage Media's On Demand .

House of Representatives Candidate Forum

The LWV Forum featuring Jim Fischer and Paul Tonko, the two candidates for the House of Representatives seat in the 20th Congressional District of NY which was held at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library on October 23rd at 7 PM was taped and is now available on YouTube. Get the YouTube links here.

The Fischer/Tonko forum is now also available on Select VIDEO ON DEMAND and then search for lwv. The video is labeled "LWV Meet the Candidates".

Joint Committee Meeting

Helga Schroeter and I will hold a joint meeting of our Voter Access and Term Limits committees at 4:00 on Thurs., Oct. 30 at 2171 Foxhill Dr. Niskayuna, NY 12309 .

If you are interested in joining us for either of these areas of consensus discussion, do plan to attend; all are welcome. Please contact me at or Helga at to let me know you are coming.

Maxine Borom

Holiday Luncheon

Wednesday, December 10, 11:45 AM Schenectady County Community College Cassola Room 78 Washington Ave., Schenectady

Speaker: Rowie Taylor, Executive Director YWCA

More information to come. Contact person is Carol Furman 346-2746.

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)