Making Democracy Work

A Voice For Citizens / A Force For Change

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Our League congratulates our good friend and frequent advisor on all things governmental, Dr. Gerald Benjamin ("Jerry" to almost all), on the renaming of the center he heads up at SUNY New Paltz. Formerly the Center for Research, Regional Education, and Outreach (CRREO), it is now very appropriately being called the Benjamin Center. This brief video was created for the public celebration of the renaming on 9/30/15 and features one of our LWV-MHR members, Dare Thompson, currently LWVNYS president and a member of the Center's advisory board.

Dare Thompson, Susan Lewis of SUNY NP's history department, and the happy honoree. Susan Lewis, Jerry Benjamin, Dare Thompson