Making Democracy Work

LWV of Brookhaven

Upcoming Events

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 26, at 1:30 pm, at the Longwood Library. We will be presenting information on current campaign finance. From 1907 to 1976, the government regulated the rights of interstate banks, unions, and corporations to donate to candidates, limited the amounts that individuals could donate, and required that contributors disclose the amounts they donate. How did that change to our current system that allows almost anything from anybody. We will then answer consensus questions for the national effort to determine what the LWV-US should adopt as its position.

For our Book Group, on January 21 at 1 pm, we will discuss Robert Reich's Saving Capitalism, which helps explain the changes in the United States that supported the growth of unregulated campaign finance. It will be held at Betsy Gaidry's, 30 West Denis Lane, Coram (846-1778).

LWV BROOKHAVEN VOTER PUBLICATION

The most recent issue of LWV Brookhaven's Voter publication is now available online.

More about LWV Brookhaven

Who We Are
The League of Women Voters of Brookhaven covers the various communities in the town of Brookhaven. Our meetings are held usually the third Monday of the month at various sites in the town, in the evening or afternoon (depending on the weather).

Special Events
United Nations dinner in October
Annual Luncheon in April

How To Join
To find out more about membership, contact our Membership Chairperson, Robbie Fishman, 631 286-0614.

Voter Service Program
We have an active committee for Voter Services, and provide voter education and registration at various sites around the town, including libraries, colleges, local events, and the Naturalization Ceremonies at the Central Islip Courthouse.
For more information, contact Chairperson Judi Bird, 631 286-3810.

Plans For 2013-2014
During the year we will consider current local issues - water and environmental quality, affordable housing - and county and national issues on the League agenda - agriculture, campaign finance and Citizens United decision, voting rights, education, and access to health services
We can provide a trained facilitator for candidates meetings sponsored by local organizations (contact Nancy Marr, 631 730-6556).

For more information about the League or our program, contact Nancy Marr, co-President, at NMBrookhaven@lwv-suffolkcounty.org or call 631 730-6556