Making Democracy Work

Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport - Get Involved!

The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale is a nonpartisan, political organization with a rich history spanning over 90 years in the Scarsdale community. We encourage you to join us as we work to promote democracy and political responsibility at the local, state and national levels through voter education, issue advocacy and the active participation of citizens.

LWVS's Deb Morel, Joan Frankle and Amy Cooper at the United Nations
Members of the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale attended "League Day at the United Nations" on Thursday, November 17th, sponsored by the New York State League of Women Voters and co-sponsored by The United Nations Department of Public Information, Zonta International District 4 and the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York. The Scarsdale Leaguers, Amy Cooper, Joan Frankle, Joan Mazur and Deb Morel, joined members of Leagues from all over the state for a tour of the United Nations facilities, lunch in the UN dining room and private briefings by UN experts on the topics of the global Refugee Crisis and Migration Issues, lead by Bela Hovy, Chief of the Migration Section, Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and Counter-Terrorism, lead by Mattias Sundholm, Communications Advisor to the UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate. "This is an event that the New York State League sponsors every year, and it's always a wonderful experience," said Deb Morel. "The speakers this year were incredibly interesting and impressive, and their willingness to discuss these very important issues and get feedback from League members is very encouraging"
Invited to teach the 5th graders at Quaker Ridge School about the history of voting rights in the United States, LWVS Board members Lisa Eisenstein and Diane Greenwald dressed as early 20th century Suffragists to make their message come alive! The lesson included a 'boys only' class voting exercise, completing restrictive voter registration packets from 1963 and taking real literacy tests once administered in Louisiana. The students learned that voting is a right that citizens should exercise as their civic duty, and have voting access to no matter their gender, race, religion, education or income.
L-R: LWVWestchester President Marylou Cooper Green, LWVS's Kitt Rosenthal
2016 Food For Thought Luncheon, L-R: LWVS's Janice Starr, Anne Lyons
2016 Food For Thought Luncheon, L-R: LWVS's Cindy Dunn, Lauren Mintzer, Maggie Dunn
2016 Food For Thought Luncheon, L-R: Mary Beth Evans, Renee Baylor, Diane Baylor



  • LWVS Nov/Dec Bulletin now available online. Read it now.

  • NOVEMBER 2016 ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE: Check out what is happening in the league on the state level with the most recent copy of the LWVNYS State Voter.

  • LWV Westchester County - Watch the Video as LWVW discusses the 2016 Westchester County Budget.

  • The LWVS is proud to release its newly updated version of This is Scarsdale. This comprehensive community resource directory contains vital information on many facets of life in Scarsdale for both new comers and established residents.

  • The League of Women Voters is 95 years strong! Click here to find out ten ways the LWV has improved our country.

"Victory Postponed. Regular Meeting Next Thursday" the interesting story of Scarsdale's Suffragists