Combatting Voting Challenges Voting rights are under attack. In recent years, politicians in dozens of states have erected intentional barriers to our right to vote, including forcing discriminatory voter ID and proof-of-citizenship restrictions on eligible votes, reducing polling plan hours in communities of color, cutting early voting opportunities, and illegally purging voters from the rolls. The League of Women Voters is at the forefront of the most important federal and state voting rights cases around the country. We actively oppose discriminatory voter photo ID laws, fight against attacks against the voter registration process, and hold lawmakers accountable when they try to institute last-minute Election Day barriers. Join us for a discussion of today’s voting challenges, and what New York State is doing to support voters. The League of Women Voters of Westchester is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active participation in government. The League neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties. The League is supported by public-spirited individuals, businesses, and organizations.
Kathy Meany, President, League of Women Voters of Westchester Due to her interest in political issues nationally, statewide, and locally, Kathy has been a member of the League of Women Voters of Westchester and the Rivertowns League for a few years. She is Chair of the County Government Committee and assumed the Presidency this past June for the county league. Her passion is to advocate for voters’ rights, and educate all regarding the importance of making a difference by understanding the issues, developing an opinion, taking a stand, and expressing those views. Kathy is also a member of the Westchester Women’s Agenda, Non-Profit Westchester, and a former member of the Business Council of Westchester. She recently retired from many years of corporate life within the financial services industry, and still maintains a consultancy for corporate training and leadership development.
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