Advocacy & Education

Our members encourage an informed electorate. We work toward this through advocacy and educational programs for civic improvement, guided by state and national priorities of the League of Women Voters.

Advocacy

Taking Action Includes . . .

  • Lobbying;
  • Writing letters and sending e-mails to public officials; 
  • Testifying at public hearings; litigating to help clarify laws in the public interest; 
  • Working in coalitions; 
  • Monitoring elections and other government activities; and 
  • Using public forums, panel discussions, League publications, and the media to provide information to members and the public.

In conjunction with the NY State and National Leagues, the LWV of Tompkins County has made historically significant contributions through advocacy for Natural Resources, Healthcare Reform, and Digital Equity issues, and we welcome your interests in working together to advocate also for other areas of importance to the League. We have also worked to support voting rights and fair redistricting practices, among many other concerns.

Here are pages describing our local work on these issues:
Digital Equity
Healthcare
Natural Resources

Education

Voter Services helps register voters, assists with candidate forums and collects and manages Vote411.org information.

Youth Programs coordinates Students in Albany and other opportunities for young people

Our Public Programs are often panel discussions by experts who also field audience questions. Along with healthcare and natural resources topics, programs have included discussions about the constitutional convention, guns, drug laws and incarceration, and end of life decisions among many other issues.
See our Event Archive for Program photos, videos, and descriptions of recent LWV Tompkins County activities.

Interested? contact us at LWVtompkins.info@gmail.com