To the Editor:
It is my pleasure to tell you that our local League of Women Voters was recognized recently by the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) for significant growth in our membership and our continued commitment to our community and the mission of the League of Women Voters.
In the past year, our membership has grown by well over 20 percent, thanks largely to our membership committee, the candidates’ debate presented in cooperation with Mountain Lake PBS, our recent presentation on Campaign Finance Reform, monthly Forums with speakers including Dr. J. W. Wiley, Alice Recore, Dr. Stephen Leveston, and our presentations in Essex and at the Plattsburgh Public Library of the film, GASLAND.
“We are thrilled to see that the Plattsburgh League of Women Voters is thriving and committed to serving its community,” said national president Elisabeth MacNamara. “The League is a true grassroots organization. Without strong and devoted Leagues like Plattsburgh’s, helping to make democracy work in communities across the country, we would not have been able to accomplish all that we have over the last 93 years, nor would we be able to continue our mission for years to come.”
While we appreciate the recognition, we believe that the greatest possible reward is seeing more members of our community actively involved in the issues that are critical to all of us. We know that the more individuals who join the League to become part of our work, the better it is for all of us.
We welcome everyone to visit our website www.plattsburgh.ny/lwvnet.org and watch the local press for news of our next public event on 1 May at Plattsburgh Public Library.
Sally Sears-Mack, President