STUDENTS INSIDE ALBANY (SIA)
Students Inside Albany (SIA) is a four-day conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State’s Education Fund. Each year, local Leagues select a student (or students) to send to Albany in May, at no cost to the student(s). SIA gives roughly sixty high schoolers from around the state the opportunity to observe the state legislature at work, shadow their reps, learn how voters’ interests are processed, and tour the Capitol.
LWVNEW's 2020 SIA selections are Fox Lane High School student Emely Garcia Aguilar of Mount Kisco and Hackley School student Alex Goodman of Bedford.
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the League was forced to cancel the 2020 conference. LWVNEW is hopeful that worthy candidates Emely and Alex will be willing and able to participate in SIA 2021 as high school seniors.
CLICK HERE to view photos of past SIA winners
STUDENT VOTER REGISTRATION
LWVNEW periodically conducts voter registration drives at area high schools. In 2019, we organized drives at Somers High School, John Jay High School, Fox Lane High School, and the Harvey School.
Over 325 students registered to vote!
Completed registration forms were delivered directly to the Board of Elections. All four schools welcomed LWVNEW back for future voter registration drives.
Or course, that was pre-pandemic.
The Covid-19 lockdown closed the schools and prohibited us from registering voters this spring.
LWVNEW did reach out to local school districts with information regarding absentee ballot voting for the June primaries, asking them to pass the info along to students where possible.