LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SYRACUSE METROPOLITAN AREA 2017-2018 LOCAL ISSUES/POSITIONS

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SYRACUSE METROPOLITAN AREA 2017-2018 LOCAL ISSUES/POSITIONS

Local and state positions the Syracuse Metro League supports and monitors .

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      Making  Democracy Work

  • -  Promote greater citizen participation in the political process by encouraging citizens to become knowledgeable about the issues and to actively lobby elected officials

  • -  Encourage individuals to exercise their right to vote especially among under represented populations

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    - Study and support where appropriate legislation, which promotes proposals to modernize local government by sharing services among villages, towns, public schools, the city of Syracuse, and Onondaga County

    - Support efforts to contain sprawl with planned growth throughout Onondaga

    SOCIAL POLICY

    - Monitor the state school aid formula and its implications for upstate school districts and the Big 5 city districts

    - Promote educational efforts dealing with domestic violence and the Integrated Domestic Violence Court in Onondaga County

    - Promote opposition to the Death Penalty in support of the LWVNY position

    NATURAL RESOURCES

    - Support efforts to facilitate improvement projects for Onondaga Lake and its watershed

    LOCAL SUPPORT FOR STATEWIDE ISSUES/STUDIES

    - Promote improved reforms for HAVA: including improved training for poll workers, adequate staffing at polling places, the use of split shifts for election workers and citizen education and training for replacement machines

    - Promote improved election processes which extend and encourage voting, including no-excuse Absentee Balloting, Election Day registration and allowing 16 and 17 year olds to pre-register to vote

    - Promote efforts to simplify the procedures and format for obtaining petition signatures for potential candidates

    - Promote and encourage meaningful campaign finance reform
    - Promote the creation of an independent redistricting commission - Promote the creation of an independent ethics commission
    - Promote meaningful reform of public authorities
    - Promote additional legislative rules reform
    - Promote and encourage meaningful property tax reform. 

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Syracuse Metropolitan Area