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LWV Tompkins Dates
February 24, 2020 Climate Crisis is Serious…Are We? The League of Women Voters of Tompkins County (LWV-TC) hopes everyone will begin the new year by re-energizing our efforts to confront the crisis of Climate Change. What is needed and what should we do? To address these questions, the League is holding the program “Climate Crisis is Serious … Are We?” on Monday, February 24 at 7p.m. in the Borg Warner Room of the Tompkins County Public Library. We are pleased to have as speakers Art Weaver, the head of the Ithaca Chapter of Extinction Rebellion; Nick Goldsmith, the Sustainability Coordinator of the City and Town of Ithaca; and Cheyenne Carter and Marisa Lansing of the Sunrise Movement, an American youth-led organization. Dr. Weaver will present recent data on the crisis. He will also explain the goals of the Extinction Rebellion movement and what the movement is doing locally and internationally. Nick Goldsmith will discuss the City of Ithaca’s “Green New Deal” and Green Building Policy. Cheyenne Carter and Marisa Lansing will discuss the goals, activities and future plans of the Sunrise Movement both locally and throughout the United States. A huge Thank You to our co-sponsors, Campaign for Renewable Energy, Fossil Free Tompkins, Sustainable Tompkins, and Tompkins County Environmental Management Council. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/179185036819951/
March 19, 2020 Tompkins County League of Women Voters Book Club 5:45 pm, Ithaca Bakery, 2255 N Triphammer Rd, Ithaca. First book pick is "Don't Know Much About History" by Kenneth C.Davis available at the library, Buffalo Street Books, and Amazon. Chapters 8 and 9 and pick the next book.Join us!
April 2, 2020 Rejoice the Vote! 7:00 pm Tompkins County Public Library, Borg Warner Room. . Tompkins County League of Women Voters will present Rejoice the Vote speaker and Founder Jeff Furman. Jeff Furman, a long time resident of Ithaca, served on Ben & Jerry's corporate board for 40 years and 10 years as Chair.
"Rejoice the Vote" aims to strengthen democracy by changing the culture of voting from a chore to a joyful celebration. "Rejoice the Vote" has developed a three pronged approach which includes: 1. Honoring the past by identifying the "Voting Vanguards", those who dedicated their lives to voting rights. 2. Celebrating the present by enrolling cities throughout the US in "The Votingest City Challenge", a light-hearted competition to see which city gets the most eligible voters to the polls. 3. Looking toward the future with "By a Show of Hands" which promotes early education and participation in school-based elections from elementary to high school. Come and hear Jeff tell us more about these efforts, why he decided to found Rejoice the Vote, and be prepared to become more enthusiastic and re-engaged in our democratic process! Refreshments will include ice cream courtesy of Ben&Jerry's. Event poster.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/136432830833954
Other Important News and Dates
2020 Elections and Early Voting Information for Tompkins County Residents Overview Pamphlet
U.S. Census 2020 Hiring The U.S. Census is hiring Census Takers. Pay is $18/hour, with 58 cents/mile travel reimbursement. Assignments are part-time and temporary, with flexible working hours.If interested, call Tompkins Workforce at 607-272-7570 or stop by the office in Center Ithaca, 171 E. State St, Suite 241, Ithaca: .Summary of jobs:
* $18-$20/hr AND $.58/mile
* You can be considered if you do not drive and live in a area with public transportation
* No education requirement, not even a HS diploma
* Criminal convictions do not necessarily exclude you from employment, it is decided on a case by case basis
* If you are a non citizen and are authorized to work in the U.S and are fluent in Chinese, you are encouraged to apply (Only Tompkins County)
* Flexible schedule
* Census income does NOT impact Snap, Heap, or Tanf benefits in NYS— due to the temporary nature of the job
May 17-20, 2020 Students in Albany Conference For more information, see youth programs page.
March 18, 2020 - Village Elections (Exception: Village of Lansing Election is held April 28, 2020)
April 3, 2020 - Last Day to Register for the Presidential Primary Election
April 18 - 26, 2020 - Early Voting Dates for the Presidential Primary Election
April 28, 2020 - Presidential Primary Election * Polls Open 6 AM - 9 PM
April 28, 2020 - Village Election for the Village of Lansing
May 19, 2020 - Board of Education Elections (Contact the School District Clerk for information)
May 29, 2020 - Last Day to Register for the Primary Election (Federal-State-Local) er
June 13 - 21, 2020 - Early Voting Dates for the Primary Election (Federal-State-Local)
June 23, 2020 - Primary Election (Federal-State-Local)
Recordings of LWV-TC Events
We have added an archive page of program recordings available here.
What Members Can Do As Individuals to Advocate
"Action is agitating, organizing, educating, pleading, and persuading." -- Carrie Chapman Catt
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