Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
7-8:30 pm
Southern Tier Independence Center
135 E. Frederick Street
Binghamton, NY
Debate - Broome County Executive. Candidates: Debbie Preston (R) and Jason Garnar (D)

Parking available.

Free and open to the public. Questions submitted to candidates and presented by a League Moderator.

Facility is accessible for persons with differing abilities. If sign language interpretation or assistive listening device is needed, please contact Sue Ruff at or 724-2111.

Friday, October 21, 2016
6-7:30 pm
Applied Technologies Building, Room 200
A Woman President? A Conversation with Dr. Jean Harris. What does the gender terrain of the presidential campaign mean for this year's presidential election and the future campaigns and prospects for future candidates?

Join the Women's Institute at SUNY Broome for a conversation with Jean W. Harris, Ph.D., political science professor from the University of Scranton. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Denny's Restaurant
Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY
Legislative Update - Consensus NY Legislators Pay, Term Limits and Outside Employment. Join us as for an in depth discussion on this subject matter.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
8 - 9 pm
WSKG Studios
Gates Road
Vestal, NY 13850
Debate for NY Congressional District 22. Live WSKG-TV and WSQX radio broadcast.

CSPAN will air debate live on their main channel and broadcast on CSPAN2 and CSPAN radio live stream.

Register for seating on-line beginning 10/20 at


Martin Babinec-Accepted Kim Myers-Accepted Claudia Tenney-Accepted

Sunday, November 6, 2016
  Women's Suffrage Exhibit at NYS Museum.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
  Election Day. General Election

Register to vote by Friday Oct 14th. Absentee Ballot - apply by mail by Tuesday, Nov 1, posted by Monday, Nov 7th.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:30 pm
ETM Solar Works
300 North Street
Endicott, NY 13760
LWV Board Meeting.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Union Presbyterian Church
200 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760
Annual December Brunch. Featuring Sara and Karl Wokan's famous buffet (all homemade)

Holiday Souffle (melts in your mouth) Holiday Oatmeal (unbelievably delicious) Sticky Buns (yum) Tea, Coffee, Juice and Fresh Fruit Guest Speakers:

Barbara Bartoletti, LWVNYS Legislative Director Jennifer Wilson, LWVNYS Director of Policy and Program

This dynamic duo from the LWVNYS State office will give us an advance look at what's ahead in the next legislative session.

Suggested donation: $10 Payable by cash or check to LWVBTC. RSVP to Sara Wokan by November 30th at or 785-6703

Thursday, December 15, 2016
6:30 pm
ETM SolarWorks
300 North Street
Endicott, NY 13760
LWV Board Meeting.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Syracuse, NY LWVNY State Convention June 9-11, 2017. Details TBA
Monday, November 6, 2017
  100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New York. Women won the right to vote in New York State in 1917. Women across the country were granted the right to vote in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.