Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, March 7, 2016
3-6 pm
Decker Room
Broome County Public Library
185 Court Street, Binghamton, NY
Criminal Justice Reforms. This topic accommodates a range of research and work by our panelists, who are knowledgeable about the history of criminal justice systems and current proposals being considered by the Governor, legislature, and communities in the state and country.

Presenters: Professor William Martin - Department of Sociology, Binghamton University

Associate Professor Joshua Price - Departments of Sociology and Translation Research and Instruction, Binghamton University, author:"Prison and Social Death" (Rutgers University Press, 2015)

Professor Mecke Nagel - Departments of Philosophy, Africana Studies, Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, SUNY Cortland; United Voices of Cortland

Andrew Pragacz - Graduate Student, Binghamton University

To see You Tube Video of event go to:

Saturday, April 2, 2016
10 am - 4 pm
Syracuse Area
Liverpool Public Library
310 Tulip St,
Liverpool, NY
(near intersection
of Rtes 90 and 81)
Regional Training Workshop. The League of Women Voters of NYS invites all members to come to training workshops being held throughout the state on Saturdays from 10:00-4:00 in March and April. All members are invited to attend any or all of the workshops. All local Leagues board members are strongly encouraged to attend at least part of the day. Lunch will be provided and will allow for informal networking among the attendees. There is a $5 charge to cover other expenses.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
6:30 pm
ETM Solar Works
300 North St, Endicott, NY 13760
Phone:(607) 785-6499
Board of Directors Meeting.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
  Presidential Primary Day.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
10 am - 4 pm
Baldwin Gym and Ice Center
Southern Tier Earthfest 2016!. Join us for Earthfest 2016. We will be tabling for the first time this year for voter registration and the Organ Donation Program. We'll be there all day from 10 am - 4 pm.

See you then!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
6:45 - 8:45 pm
Vestal Public Library April Program - "Regional Food Systems". Presenter: Erin Summerlee, Coordinator of the Food and Health Network of South Central New York
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Albany, NY Advocacy Training Day. LWVNYS is still developing the exact schedule, but are tentatively planning on presentations by our Issue Specialists on "hot topics" in the morning, lunch for networking, and then lobby visits with your own legislators to lobby our League priority issues (still to be determined). Watch for more info - but mark your calendar now!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
5:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
183 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY
Annual Meeting. Join us for our Annual Meeting and Dinner.

Guest Speakers: Professor Margherita Rossi, SUNY-Broome and Monica Silas

"Women as Political Actors: Understanding Them As Voters"

Entree: (Select one) Chicken Piccata, Pulled Pork Barbecue, or Vegetarian Casserole

Sides: Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans with Almonds, Tossed Salad, Macaroni and Cheese

Dessert: Berry Shortcake with Whipped Cream

Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine if you would like.

Contact Sara Wokan at with menu questions, etc.

Mail payment along with entree choice to Janet Gill, 23 Orchard Ave., Binghamton, NY 13904

Reservation and Payment Deadline: May 5.

Make check payable to "League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties" or LWVBTC and mail to: Janet Gill along with choice of entrée.

Sunday, May 22, 2016-Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Albany, NY Students Inside Albany Conference.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Meet at Central United Methodist Church Parking Lot, 17 Nanticoke Avenue, Endicott, NY.

Departure at 8 am Return at 6:30 pm
Day Trip to Fenimore House and Hyde Hall. Join us on a spring adventure to Cooperstown to visit Fenimore House and Hyde Hall

Cost: $85 per person fee covers transportation, lunch at the Otesaga Hotel's Hawkeye Grill, and admissions to the two sites. Dinner is not included.

To reserve your seat, please send a check for $85 made payable to "League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties" or LWVBTC and mail to P.O. Box 944, Vestal, NY 13851-0944.