Russia's War Against Ukraine
Historical, Local and International Perspectives

  • Date: Wednesday, September 28
  • Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. (registration begins at 6:30)
  • Place: Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, 641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo

Join us for this program, presented by Dr. Avto Kharchilava and Dr. Katherine Zubovich of the University at Buffalo, as we explore the question: Where is the accountability for an appalling war that includes murder of civilians and alleged war crimes?

The program is free, but advanced registration is required as space is limited. Email the League office at or call (716) 986-4898 or register online.

The program is co-sponsored with the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site and the American Association of University Women Buffalo Branch.

At the Market

Join the League of Women Voters at area farmer's markets this summer and fall. Volunteer to help distribute information about voter registration and about the League -- or just stop by to say hi!

    • Downtown Country Market
      September 8
    • Elmwood Village Farmers Market
      September 17
    • Broadway Market
      August 6 and September 24

LWVBN Leadership Ready to Tackle New Year

New directors are sworn in at the annual meeting.

Photo credit: League member Timothy Priano

The 2022-23 Board of Directors for the League of Women Voters Buffalo/Niagara was officially voted into office at the Annual Meeting held June 11 at Sean Patrick’s Restaurant.

Officers include: Lori Robinson (president), Marian Deutschman (vice president and committee chair for programs, issues and events), Susan Dombrowksi (secretary) and Terri Parks (treasurer). Directors include Susan Czyrny (education committee chair), Liz Zausmer (DEI chair), Rebecca LaCivita (governance chair and finance/investment chair), Alberta Roman (healthcare committee co-chair and healthcare position coordinator), Barbara Gunderson (voter services and youth program committee chair), Kat Cejka, and Amy Moritz.

Upcoming LWVB/N Meetings

Due to the pandemic, most meetings are held remotely. Please use the members calendar to find all upcoming meetings and events and automatically add them to your calendar app.

What's New

State League Newsletter

The June State Voter has been posted (6/25/2022)

LWVNYS Council Meeting

You can watch the livestream of the LWVNYS Council Meeting which took place virtually on June 7, 2022. kit materials for the meeting are available as a PDF download. (6/7/2022)

League lawsuit

The New York State League filed a lawsuit for the postponement of the June 28 primary. They argue that the New York State Board of Elections unlawfully certified the primary ballot for statewide offices, relying on an invalidated congressional map for qualifying petitions (Updated 05/19/2022)

Statement on Buffalo shooting

League Condemns Racist Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY (05/16/2022)

2022 Legislative Agenda

The LWVNY 2022 Legislative Agenda (PDF format) has been posted. (01/25/2022)

Buffalo Transformation Fund

The preliminary draft spending plan for Buffalo's $331 million allocation from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) has been posted to the City's website (Local Government Committee, 10/15/2021)

Save the Date!

Thursday, October 13: The State of Black Buffalo in 1990 and the Present at Chef's Restaurant

It's time to renew!

You can renew your League membership by paying online (and taking the Interest Survey online).

Or you can print out a renewal form and a printable Interest Survey and pay via check and USPS.

2022 Midterm Elections

  • Tuesday August 23 Primary Election
  • Tuesday November 8 General Election

In 2022, New Yorkers will be electing a Governor, members of the House and Senate and many other offices: find out what's on your ballot at vote411.