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Membership Meeting. January 8, 2022, 10AM-noon and 1-2PM via zoom.  Share your input from the comfort of home.

LWV-RMA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES AND PROGRAM PLANNING

Our local League can engage in local advocacy based on positions approved by the national or state Leagues, as well as our own. For example, our local redistricting committee has been actively pressing the County Legislature to change its redistricting practices, based on general League policies on transparency and accountability and principles of fair representation.

WHAT SHOULD WE WORK ON LOCALLY IN THE COMING YEAR?

Answering this question will be the focus of our Zoom meeting on the morning of January 8, 10AM-12PM.

  • We could build on LWV-RMA’s work of the past year by advocating for changes to the Monroe County Charter to ensure an improved redistricting process in the future.
  • We could follow up on an issue that might be spotlighted by the Policing or Planning & Zoning Committees that are working on revising our local policy positions.
  • We could choose to act locally based on any of the many state and national positions. For example, we might pick up on environmental policies and advocate locally for changes in practices to fight global warming.
  • We could choose to become more active in the controversies over how local schools deal with racism. There are many possibilities. What do we want to spend our time on?

STATE AND FEDERAL PRIORITIES

Each year we’re asked by LWVNY and LWVUS to review ongoing work to update League positions. This year we will review things under consideration to give our input to LWVNY. We can also suggest new items. We’ll resume for a second session, 1:00-2:00 P.M., to consider the LWVUS issues.

Please register now so you can participate in this important discussion.

Our online voter guide is now live. Check it to find out who will be on your ballot. Many candidates have not yet responded to our questions. If you know a candidate who hasn't, remind them!

Note especially the 5 constitutional amendments which will be on the back of our ballots.

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Our own YouTube channel

The League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area proudly announces that we have our own YouTube channel where you can view our past forums.

Podcasts of our forum panelists on Connections with Evan Dawson on WXXI-1370 FM are available.

Click here for links to the available videos and podcasts of our forums.

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The League is a nonpartisan, political organization which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League is NOT limited to women — men can join in Making Democracy Work as well.

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