Be Informed

The League of Women voters is dedicated to educating voters about the critical social and political issues of the day. To the end, we provide several programs.

Educational Forums

The Rochester League holds regular forums to enlighten the public about important political issues. Our forums have addressed issues such as redistricting, police accountability, voting rights, and the effect of social media on democracy. Most of our forums are recorded and can be watched on our YouTube channel.

Observer Corps

The LWV-RMA tries to stay on top of local government bodies by having observers attend and make notes on what was discussed. We welcome new members to choose a body and become an observer. There are many we don't currently cover. Below is a list we do cover, with links to our notes on previous meetings.


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Fair Election Practices Campaign

The Fair Election Practices Campaign was established in the 1970s to promote issue-oriented and civil campaigning among candidates for public office. All candidates are requested to sign a pledge stating that they will abide by that. The FEPC Committee was established to hear complaints from those who feel their opponent has violated the pledge.

The League of Women Voters/Rochester Metro Area (LWV/RMA) and The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester (TIAR) select the FEPC Committee members. Two members who have been politically involved as Republicans and two as Democrats are selected. In the search for the four members of the committee, a major effort is made to select those individuals who are known for their fairness and sound judgment, and who can be relied upon to give the facts of any case their due consideration and reach conclusions based only on the evidence and not their partisan learnings.

A fifth person is selected as Chairperson. This person must possess a level of honesty, integrity and lack of bias that is recognized by the community at large.

To maintain balance on the FEPC Committee alternates from each party are also selected to serve in the place of a committee member who is unable to participate in any particular hearing. Hearings are via zoom.

LWV/RMA and TIAR look forward to a fair, issue-oriented 2022 campaign season.

2022 General Election Signatories:

Name: Office running for:
Joseph D Morelle US Representative – 25th District
La’Ron D Singletary US Representative – 25th District
Jeremy A Cooney NYS Senate – 56th District
Brian D Manktelow    NYS Assembly – 130th District
Sara M Spezzano    NYS Assembly – 133rd District
Josh JensenNYS Assembly – 134th District
Jen Lunsford  NYS Assembly – 135th District
Orlando J Rivera  NYS Assembly – 136th District
Harry B Bronson   NYS Assembly – 138th District
Jennifer Ao Keys  NYS Assembly – 139th District
Stephen M Hawley  NYS Assembly – 139th District
Mike DiTullio     County Legislature – 8th District
Julie M Domaratz Mayor – Village of Fairport
Robert J Cantwell   Mayor – Village of Fairport
Adam W Bonosky    Trustee – Village of Fairport
Tracy A Briggs  Trustee – Village of Fairport

The decisions and documents are PDF documents. Depending upon your browser, you may be able to read them in your browser. If not, they can be read using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the latest version.

The LWV Rochester Metro Area Book Club

The LWV-RMA book club reads both fiction and non-fiction books relating to critical political and social issues. See a list of our past and future books here. Our discussions of the books each month are lively, informed and far-reaching, Both LWV-RMA members and non-members who have read the book are welcome to participate. 

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30pm. Meeting dates and each month's book will also appear on the Calendar. Meetings are held on zoom. For more information, call the League at 585.262.3730 or write to