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Join us for a special showing of the film "After I Pick the Fruit."

CORRECTION: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Asbury First United Methodist Church
1050 East Avenue
Accessible/Parking in Rear

After I Pick the Fruit follows the lives of five immigrant farmworker women over a ten-year period as they labor in the apple orchards and fields of rural western New York, migrate seasonally to Florida, raise their families, and try to hide from the Bush-era immigration raids that were conducted in response to 9/11. Filmed in New York, Florida, and Mexico, this intimate, bittersweet, feature-length film illuminates a community that is nearly invisible to most Americans, and will change the way you look at our national "immigration problem.”

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion including Nancy Ghertner, the director of the film, and two students who appear in the film.

Click here to see the movie trailer.

Click here to register for the screening or call 585.262.3730.

Make informed choices when you Get Out And Vote - the League is here to help!

The League will be co-sponsoring the general election mayoral debate with WROC!!
Be sure to watch Channel 8 on Monday, October 23, at 7:00 PM.
We're so pleased to be able to offer voters this opportunity to learn more about the candidates.  

The Fair Election Practices Campaign has begun!
Click here to see which candidates have signed the Pledge and here for information about the campaign, including media coverage and decisions.

Vote 411 is alive!
Get the election information you need at Vote411.org. View the races on your ballot, the candidates, and candidates' responses to questions. All races with primaries have been published.

Videos of the two debates of Democratic primary candidates for Rochester Mayor sponsored by LWV-RMA are available!

The video of the forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area and the Rochester People's Climate Coalition on August 30 can be viewed in three parts on our YouTube channel.

The video of the forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area and WROC-TV8 on September 7 can be viewed in two parts on the WROC-TV8 website. Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.

A Community Conversation: Breaking the Barriers to Voting in NYS

The problem:
New York State ranked 41st in voter turnout in 2016 with 57.3% of eligible voters casting ballots. Many voters opt not to vote for a variety of individual reasons but systemic barriers exist, especially in NYS.

Possible solutions:
You are invited to a series of community conversations focusing on legislation passed or under consideration in the NYS Legislature. This session will focus on solutions that could make it easier for registered voters to cast their ballots, such as Early Voting and Mail-In Ballot/No-Cause Absentee Ballot.

FORUM #2: BARRIERS TO VOTER REGISTRATION - Part 2
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Asbury First United Methodist Church
1050 East Avenue
Accessible/Parking in Rear

Our expert panel will be led by:
Jennifer Wilson, League of Women Voters of New York State, Program and Policy Director

Click here to register for the forum or call 585.262.3730

Click here for information about Forum #1: Barriers to Voter Registration.

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.

Newsletter - The Voter

You can read the current Voter of the League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area here and of the League of Women Voters of New York State here.

Do you want the inside story of what's happening in Albany? Wait until the new legislative session to read the Capitol Beat blog by Jennifer Wilson, LWVNYS Director of Policy and Program.

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