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Proposed 2014 County Budget Released
Download League statement here
read it on our County Government page>
LWVW Statement to Charter Revision Commission Nov. 2013 Read the statement on our County Government page>
Tappan Zee Bridge: LWVW Cosponsored Nov. 15 Symposium on "Exploring the Potential for Bus Rapid Transit and Transit-Oriented Development in the I287/Tappan Zee Bridge Corridor" The symposium touted BRT’s potential in the I-287 corridor. For details click here.
Thurs. Dec. 5 Current New York State and Municipal
Financial Conditions Forum Details at right under Calendar.
LWV Westchester, Pace University Co-Host Candidate Forum for County Executive, District Attorney, and County Clerk Wed. October 23
The League of Women Voters of Westchester Education Foundation and Pace University hosted a forum for candidates for Westchester countywide office on October 23, 2013, at Pace University, White Plains, moderated by Sally Robinson, President of the League of Women Voters of New York State.
Click links below to see videos of each part of the forum on demand before the election. Videos will also be shown on local access cable stations.
Video of Candidates for County Executive
Video of Candidate for District Attorney
Video of Candidates for County Clerk
For further information, contact Adelaide DiGiorgi,
New Rochelle League of Women Voters Registers Dozens of New Voters
Joan Alexander, voter service chair, scheduled the registration at local colleges and a street fair. Below: Joyce Goldklang, left, and Tamar Tait, right, flank student Andrea Rodgers, president of Democracy Matters at Iona College, as they prepare to sign up voters.
Housing Update: see LWV's FAQ for understanding the Housing Agreement and video of the Sept. 16 forum
Read it and more on our Housing Page>
See the video of the Sept. 16 forum
Below: League's Housing Settlement Agreement Forum held Sept. 16, 2013
District 7 Democratic Primary Debate Available on Demand A debate sponsored by LWV of Larchmont-Mamaroneck between Tom Murphy and Catherine Parker for the County Legislative District 7 Democratic nomination is available on demand on the following link:. See the video. The seat is now held by Judy Myers. District 7 includes Mamaroneck, Larchmont, Rye and portions of Harrison and New Rochelle. The debate took place on July 31. The primary is on September 10.
LWV sponsors the Students In Albany Program
Read about our student's experience>
TZB Update read more>
LWV Westchester Issues Statement on the Westchester County Fair and Affordable Housing Controversy addressed to the County Executive, HUD, and the Board of Legislators
read the FAQ and full statement>
dowload pdf of full statement
download Journal-News Community View 5-17-13 pdf
New 2013 Directory of Government Officials Has Arrived Read more>
April 18th Second Running and Winning Workshop Gave Westchester High School Girls the Opportunity to Meet Women in Politics and be Inspired to Run for Public Office On Thursday, April 18, the second annual Running and Winning workshop gave 36 Westchester high school girls the chance to meet and talk with 16 women elected officials and learn what it means to run for office and work for the interests of the people of Westchester. The workshop was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Westchester, the American Association of University Women of Westchester, and the YWCA of Central Westchester, which provided the location. The Westchester Community Foundation provided funding. Read more>
Westchester County Charter Revision Commission Update The Charter Revision Commission met recently to discuss each of its four focus groups' reports. Read the League's response>
Skeptical Supreme Court to Hear Case on 2/27/13 Challenging the Very Successful Voting Rights Act of 1965 Read more>
LWV Supports Voting Rights Act Read message from LWVUS president>
Power the Vote 2012: How a New Initiative Launched Results for Millions of Voters Read the summary of the League's work during 2012 on voting>
Campaign Finance Reform in NY State. Read report of forum March 13, 2013, sponsored by local Leagues.
Campaign Finance Reform Would Restore Public Trust Read White Plains LWV President Madeline Zevon's article published in the Mar. 20 Journal News
LWV Forum on Need for Fair Property Tax Assessments can be Viewed on Web Read more>Download 4pg pdf Background Information.
See the video.
LWVW is a Sponsor for the Students in Albany
Program Enabling High school Students a Closer Look at How Our Government Functions
State League Submits Comments on Hydrofracking Read more>
Thu. Dec. 12. Fair and Affordable Housing Forum: Furthering Fair & Affordable Housing in Westchester, An Evening of Presentations & Dialogue. Facilitated by Pace Land Use Law Center and the Housing ActionCouncil in partnership with the Town of Mamaroneck, Village of Larchmont, City of Rye, & City of New Rochelle. 7pm, Courtroom at Mamaroneck Town Center, 740 Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck.
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The New York State LWV's Newsletter is now available online.
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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan grassroots organization which promotes informed citizen participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. League members make a difference in their community, statewide and nationally through active volunteering and/or financial support.
Membership is open to all citizens of voting age. Non-citizens may join as associates. Students may join at a reduced rate. For further information on membership, contact a local League through the link on this page or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and phone number and we will contact you with further information.
County League Seeks Volunteers
If you know of someone who may be interested in serving on the County Board or any of the committees, or if you have an interest in doing so, contact the League office:
Tel: 914-949-0507; email LWVwestchester@verizon.net
Voter Service Moderators Needed!
Moderator Training Available
See details on Voter Service page. Contact Harry MacLaughlin at
914-232-5735 or email@example.com@verizon.net.
Want to Know What's Going on in Albany? Read the State League's revived blog, Capitol Beat
Interested in NYS politics? Want to participate directly in the legislative process and development of policies? Join the new LWVNYS Lobby Corps
The League of Women Voters of NYS is developing a Lobby Corps, similar to that of LWVUS. The purpose is to train a group of volunteers who will then communicate the League's position on proposed legislation in person directly to the members of the state Senate and Assembly. The volunteer lobbyists will receive background information, talking points and individual assignments of legislators. A meeting will be held prior to the start of the legislative session in Albany to train and brief the Corps.
These volunteers are not to replace the Issue Specialists on whom the League currently depends for specific information, testimony and memos on particular issues as they are considered by the legislature. Instead, the Lobby Corps will be generalists who will provide the direct contact with the legislators on the key talking points. The Corps will also attend legislative committee meetings to report to the state League on important discussions and votes. It would be expected that the Lobby Corps volunteers would agree to lobby on a regular basis as assigned in Albany, for example, at least 2 days a month.
The Corps will work very closely with the state League's Vice President for Issues and Advocacy, Sally Robinson, and our Legislative Director, Barbara Bartoletti. The volunteers will "shadow" Barbara to meet the legislators, become familiar with the capitol and the legislative procedures, and learn the aspects of good lobbying techniques, especially during the volunteers' first year.
Come make a difference - and try something new in the League! For more info contact Laura Ladd Bierman,
LWVNYS Executive Director,