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Eileen Reilly, President
Phyllis Hoenig, Vice President

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This interview was originally published by TheSkimm.

College freshman and League of Women Voters of New York City intern, Cassidy Recio Brenes, is excited to vote for the first time.

This article was originally published in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The League of Women Voters of the Mid-Hudson Region, along with a college professor and student, last week sued the BOE and its elections commissioners under the state law in order to establish a voting site.

This story originally aired on Spectrum News.

On National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide effort to get eligible voters registered to vote, Erica Smitka, deputy director of the League of Women Voters New York, discussed on Capital Tonight the state of voting rights in the Empire State and how you can get registered to make your voice heard.

On June 23, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, overturning a New York gun safety law. The Court ruled that New York’s law requiring a license to carry concealed weapons in public places is unconstitutional. 

WASHINGTON — Today, the US Supreme Court ruled 6 – 3 in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen that New York’s 100-year-old law restricting certain individuals from carrying concealed weapons in public places is unconstitutional, effectively weakening gun safety laws around the country.  

The League of Women Voters of New York State filed a lawsuit yesterday in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York asking that the Court postpone the June 28 primary for statewide offices to August 23.