Our October Meeting, on the state's Constitutional Convention vote, will be held Wednesday, October 4, at 7 pm at the Patchogue Theater, on Main Street, in Patchogue. Free and open to all.
This November, New York State citizens are being asked to vote on whether or not a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) should be held to amend the existing state constitution. There are strong arguments for and against the Con-Con.
Do New Yorkers have the information needed to make an informed decision?
Do we understand the process, the issues, and who might represent our concerns?
The Brookhaven League of Women Voters welcomes Suffolk Community College Professors Neil Buffet and Nicholas Giordano who will explain in a non-partisan way the history, the process, the costs and the ramifications of this important vote.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan grassroots organization that encourages informed participation of citizens in local, state and national levels of government. Founded in 1949, The Brookhaven League seeks to influence public policy through citizen education and advocacy on issues on which it has consensus after study.
Neil Buffett is an Assistant Professor of History at Suffolk County Community College. He holds a PhD in history from Stony Brook University and a Masters Degree in Political Science and History from the College of Saint Rose in Albany. His research interests include urban and suburban studies, twentieth century social movements, race, and the environment. His publications include local reviews and articles published in the Long Island Journal of History.
Nicholas Giordano is a Professor for Political Science at Suffolk County Community College, holds a M.S. in Homeland Security Management and a M.A. in Political Science. He is the Political Science Assessment Chair and teaches courses on American Government, International Relations, World Politics, and the Political Problems of the Middle East. Mr. Giordano also serves as a commentator/guest host on Long Island News Radio 103.9, a JVC Broadcasting station.
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven organization and the largest theatre in Suffolk County. Their mission is "to serve as a cultural center for Long Island by showcasing a broad variety of performing arts for a wide-ranging audience at affordable prices."
United Nations dinner in October
Annual Luncheon in April
How To Join
To find out more about membership, contact our Membership Chairperson, Marilyn Beard, 631 803-0223.
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 2016-2017
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