Making Democracy Work

About Us

Who is on our board? What is the structure of the League of Women Voters? What is our mission? What is our history?

Our Board

2019-2020 Executive Committee

President: Leah Dembitzer
First Vice President: Elissa Ruback
Second Vice President: Anne Lyons
Corresponding Secretary: Amy Cooper
Recording Secretary: Joan Taback Frankle
Treasurer: Debbie Miller

2019-2020 Board Members

  • Alissa Baum
  • Diane Baylor
  • Renee Baylor
  • Joan Bowen
  • Karen Brew
  • Cynthia Dunne
  • Ronny Hersch
  • Dana Matsushita
  • Erika Rublin
  • Kitt Rosenthal
  • Beatrice Sevcik
  • Amber Yusuf

LWVS Bylaws Approved May 10, 2019

Other League Organizations

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Our Mission

The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale is a volunteer nonpartisan political organization that promotes political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League is nonpartisan in that it does not support or oppose any political party or candidate for public office, but the League encourages its members, as individuals, to take part fully in the political process. The League is political in that it takes positions on selected governmental issues after serious member study and consensus.

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.

Voter Services/Citizen Education: we present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process and issues at the national, state and local levels. The Scarsdale League sponsors Youth Services programs, such as Students Inside Albany, to educate young people about the democratic process. We also present speakers on issues of interest to our community at our bi-annual luncheons.

Action/Advocacy: while we are nonpartisan, after study and agreement on positions through our consensus process, we advocate for or against particular issues in the public interest. To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters Education Foundation of New York State, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.

Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

History of the League of Women Voters

Read a short History of the League of Women Voters. The fascinating story of Scarsdale's Suffragists should not be missed!