Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.

The Cortland LWV board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:15 pm at the Cortland Free Library.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, February 18, 2019
2-4 pm
Cortland Community Center (train station)
90 Central Ave, Cortland, New York 13045
How to Run for Political Office. Celebrate Presidents' Day by learning how to run for political office. Come to the Cortland Community Center (RR station), 90 Central Avenue at 2 pm. The LWV will provide coffee and snacks.

Two Cortland County Legislators will share their insights on running for political office: Beau Harbin, representing LD2 in the city of Cortland, and Kelly Preston, representing LD10 in the town of Homer. Both were elected to the County Legislature in the fall of 2018.

Join us for an informative session that could inspire you to run for political office or work with the League to educate the public and help register voters. Alison King, president of the Cortland League, will provide an update on changes to NYS election laws and a timeline for filing petitions.

Thursday, March 7, 2019
7 pm
SUNY Cortland, Old Main building, Colloquium Room #220 Why Don't US Citizens Elect their President Directly?. History of the electoral college and its pros and cons will be discussed by Mary McGuire, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science at SUNY Cortland.
Sunday, May 19, 2019-Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Albany NY Students Inside Albany Conference. Cortland LWV sponsors local high school students to travel to Albany to learn hands-on about NYS government
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
5:30-8:00 pm
Tinelli's Hathaway House, Solon NY Cortland LWV Annual Dinner Meeting. League members celebrate the past year's accomplishments and enjoy good food. We hear from students who experienced NYS government in action through the Students Inside Albany conference, and we honor the volunteer leader who receives the Alice Walker award for community service.