We welcome the public to join us for LWVBN events. Please email us for more information about LWVBN events: lwvbn@lwvbn.org.

LWVBN Events

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Post-Election Reflections: Bob McCarthy and Jim Heaney

This League program features Bob McCarthy of the Buffalo News and Jim Heaney of the Investigative Post.

The highly anticipated midterms have been decided ... now what? Was 2018, in fact, the most important election of our lifetime? Will the country be less polarized? Is there cause for optimism? Join us and hear what two of the region’s most respected and award-winning political reporters have to say!

Free and open to the public.

Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Rd, Amherst, NY 14226

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

LWVB/N Holiday Luncheon

Our guest speaker will be Justin Booth, director of GObike Buffalo. You may know about – or ride along with – Slow Roll Buffalo, but that’s just one way GObike works to build a thriving, dynamic and connected community. Come and hear about the group’s efforts to make the city more bike- and pedestrian-friendly, and the intriguing Recycle-a-Bicycle program that builds problem-solving skills by teaching children of all ages how to build a bike. Justin will offer a variety of ways we can help GObike.

Paid reservations MUST be received by Friday, November 23. Download and print the registration form.

Rizotto Italian Eatery & Sweetery, 930 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Local Government Committee: Lisa K. Parshall, PhD

Our state is notorious for the high taxes needed to support thousands of local government entities. The New NY Reorganization and Citizens Empowerment Act of 2009 made it easier for communities to consolidate or dissolve those expensive layers. Is that happening? Is dissolution being debated in your town or village?

Join the Local Government Committee for an update on the status of local government reorganization efforts, presented by Lisa K. Parshall, PhD, professor of political science and pre-law advisor at Daemen College.

LWVBN League Office, 1272 Delaware, Avenue, Buffalo 14209

Community Events

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

OUR Outer Harbor Coalition

The OUR Outer Harbor Coalition invites YOU to this public meeting on the future of Buffalo's Outer Harbor

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: Outer Harbor Access and Activation Project. The public will have an opportunity to comment on 3 ECHDC site-plan options, provide feedback and respond to a survey.

The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara is part of this important effort.

Lexus Club at the KeyBank Center (100 Level), 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

Forum: Voting Rights in New York

New Yorkers want free, fair and secure voting. But, unlike many other states, New York has antiquated laws that discourage voting and deny many citizens the freedom to vote. Together, we can change that. Western New York voters and speakers from the Let NY Vote Coalition, including Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause/New York, will talk about common-sense solutions needed to protect and expand the freedom to vote.

Sponsored by: Common Cause/New York, Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government, Jewish Community Relations Council, League of Women Voters Buffalo Niagara, NAACP-Buffalo Branch, and Partnership for the Public Good.

Parking is available behind the church.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209