Action: Natural Resources, Healthcare, Digital Equity & more

The League of Women Voters of New York State strongly supports banning the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) in fracking for extraction of natural gas in New York State (A.8866/S.8357). Doing so would amend Article 23 of the Environmental Conservation Law to widen the existing ban on High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (HVHF or fracking) to include use of CO2 in natural gas or oil extraction. 
Read the Memorandum of Support here

Fracking with CO2: Examining the Plan for the Southern Tier
with Irene Weiser, Coordinator of Fossil Free Tompkins
A video recording of this March 20, 2024 event is here

The League of Women Voters of New York State
supports the PACKAGING REDUCTION and RECYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE ACT (S4246B/A5322B) and urges Legislature to pass the bill this session. The Memorandum of Support in connection with the packaging legislation (S4246B/A5322B) was submitted on February 26, 2024 by the NYS League to the Senate Environmental Committee in advance of the February 27, 2024 meeting regarding this bill. Read the Memorandum of Support here

A downloadable Pre-budget advocacy packet is here, along with a Resources section with PDFs of the LWVNYS Budget Testimony.

We want to draw your attention to two of the many 2024 pre-budget legislative packet items:

(1) Environment Ask: Bigger Better Bottle Bill in the one house budgets and final budget

(2) Healthcare Ask: reject Gov. proposal to cut $2.55/hr. from home care workers in CDPAP (consumer directed personal assistance program and pass the Fair Pay for Home Care Act in the budget.

See our stated commitment to work on Digital Equity


October 24, 2023

March 31, 2023
Memorandum of Opposition to Amending the Environmental Law & Public Service Law, regarding the State Greenhouse Gas Emission Accounting System (S6030)

Bring the 10 day Voter Registration Deadline Bill to the Floor (A8858)  (6/3/2022)

Call Speaker Carl Heastie and bill sponsor Assemblymember Robert Carroll and urge them to bring S2951/A8858 to the floor today!

City Redistricting Working Group to Host Virtual Public Input Session (3/29/2022)

The City Redistricting Working Group will be hosting a virtual public input session on Tuesday, March 29 from 5:30- 7:30 pm. This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, and the public is invited to register to speak at the public information session, or to submit their comments. This meeting will be streamed live to the City’s YouTube channel, and archived for future viewing.

The proposed new map and plan are available to the public on the city’s website. The accompanying narrative sets forth the statutory requirements employed by the Working Group in developing the new map. The Redistricting Working Group has worked to find the best possible balance among the factors that must be considered in developing a new redistricting proposal for the City of Ithaca.  

Based on the comments received at the public meeting the Working Group will meet again on April 5 to determine whatever modifications may be necessary and to decide on a plan to be submitted to Common Council as soon as possible thereafter.  

The City of Ithaca 2022 Redistricting Working Group is composed of one member from each of the City’s five election wards. This group is responsible for proposing new election ward configurations based on the 2020 U.S. Census data to ensure equal representation for all city residents. The Working Group will present their final recommendations to Common Council for consideration and approval later this Spring. Please see the Redistricting Working Group page on the city’s website for more details.

NYS Statement on Failure of Independent Redistricting Commission 1/25/2022

Auction Cancelled for Largest Remaining Private Shoreline in Finger Lakes

Local Community Choice Aggregation

Add the ERA to the Constitution
League of Women Voters Calls for Washington D.C. to become the 51st State of Our Union