Who Cares About Hunger? We Do!
and we invite you to a forum sponsored by
Foodlink and the LWVs of
Wayne County and Rochester Metro Area and the
Social Justice Council of the
First Unitarian Church of Rochester
Thursday, April 24
6:00 - 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Church of Rochester (Note location)
220 South Winton Road
Our distinguished panel includes:
US Representative Louise Slaughter
Julia Tedesco - Foodlink Co-Executive Director,
Chief Development & Communications Officer
Lori O’Brien - Supervising Attorney, Nutrition Outreach &
Education Program (NOEP) of Legal Assistance of
Western New York Inc. Rochester Office
with moderator Edward J. Doherty, Retired, Rochester Area Community Foundation,
Vice President for Community Programs
Please register by clicking here or calling 585.262.3730
New York State to the National Popular Vote Compact
The League of Women Voters of the United States adopted a position in 2010 in support of "the use of the National Popular Vote Compact as one acceptable way to achieve the goal of the direct popular vote for the president until the Electoral College is abolished."
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo [on April 15] signed legislation that adds New York to the list of states that have joined National Popular Vote compact. Under this interstate agreement, member states will award their electoral votes for president to the candidate that receives a majority of the national popular vote.
New York pledges to award its 29 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote in ALL 50 States plus the District of Columbia, but only to take effect once enough other states have passed identical legislation so that the compact possesses a majority of the Electoral College’s 538 votes. New York provides a significant step towards this marker, as the compact now contains 165 of the necessary 270 electoral votes (61 percent).
“I’ve always found that the best workers in a political party frequently are graduates of the League of Women Voters” – Eleanor Roosevelt
After viewing the video about Eleanor Roosevelt and the League of Women Voters, learn more on the LWVUS website.
LWV members attending the Susan B. Anthony Annual Birthday Luncheon enjoyed viewing the video Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage with a flash mob dancing in front of the screen. The video isa parody paying homage to Alice Paul and the generations of brave women who joined together in the fight to pass the 19th Amendment. Soomo Publishing created Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage.
League of Women Voters of NYS February Voter is now available.