Making Democracy Work


We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. Celebrating 100 years of votes for women

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7 pm
Hampton Library
Main St.
Bridgehampton NY
PIM with David Lys (East Hampton) & Tommy John Schiavoni (Southhampton). A discussion between the two newly-elected Town Councilmen regarding township initiatives. Free,open to public. Refreshments served at 6:30.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
10 - 11:30 AM
Hampton Library
Literacy Room
Bridgehampton NY
Government Committee meeting. South Fork Commuter Connection Ann will submit an article for the April/May Voter summarizing the program and its launch on March 4.

Drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants: Updates?

Meeting with county legislator Bridget Fleming This was "on the record." Estelle, Judy, Ann attended.

--Bridget distributed copies of the Fair Elections Matching Fund law applicable to eligible participating candidates for county offices

--updates; discussion

Lobbying NYS legislators: we agreed at our last meeting to visit Senator Lavalle to discuss issues raised in the Pre-budget Lobbying Packet from the state League, that is, the issues of voting reforms and campaign finance and ethics. Estelle and Sue will discuss this with Nancy Marr (Brookhaven).

Affordable Housing
--Express Sessions update; held in Sag Harbor, Feb. 22. Glorian, Judy, Ann attended

--PIM in June: continue planning

Thursday, April 4, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 pm
15 Prospect St. (corner N. Main St.)
Southampton NY 11968
Book & Author Reception. Steve Israel, author of the comedic novel "Big Guns" (set in Washington D.C. and a mythical village in the Hamptons, with the climax at a LWV candidates' debate), discusses his writing and political insights while you enjoy hearty hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Book purchase & signing by former eight-term Congressman Israel,now chairman of the non-partisan Global Institute at LIU and a frequent commentator on the news.

To RSVP: Deadline is March 28 for receipt of check for $65, made out to LWVH, mailed to LWV Hamptons, PO Box 2253, East Hampton, NY 11937. After March 28, $70. To pay by credit card, call LWVH phone at 631-324-4637.

Monday, April 8, 2019
7 pm
Senior Center in Hampton Bays
Ponquogue Ave.
Hampton Bays
PIM on Recycling today on the East End. Panel of experts discuss what you can throw away versus recycle. Where does the trash go? Is it expensive? Do the towns make money on recycling? Actually, the answer depends on which Town you live in.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Watermill Community House
Montauk Hwy
Watermill NY
2019 LWVH Annual Meeting. Keynote Speaker: NYS Assembyman Fred Thiele

100 Years and more relevant than ever


November 19, 2019...Anniversary of LWV of NY State

February 14, 2020... Anniversary of National LWV

August 26, 2020...Anniversary of official certification of ratification of the 19th Amendment by US Secretary of State

Scenes from LWVH activities

l to r: J. Samuelson, C. Peacock, A. Sandford, C. Mellor, E. Gellman
Panel from Government Committee present information about Constitutional Convention

Government committee presents results of their study of Money in Politics. Consensus meeting will follow January 22 2016

Rain couldn't dampen enjoyment of Sag Harbor Tour
May 22 tour of Sag Harbor

A debate for East Hampton Council candidates

The Southampton Council candidates debate

Past Years LWVH Calendars