Making Democracy Work

Stand on Issues

The League's program is carried out at the local, county, state and national levels. League members are actively involved in determining which issues we undertake to study at each level. Program suggestions from local meetings are considered by League boards and voted on at local League annual meetings and county, state and national League conventions. Following adoption of a program item, members study the topic, discuss it and arrive at consensus on a position. For more information about the League's action and advocacy efforts Click Here. To join a New York State League Study Committee, see this link.

Our Scarsdale League reports cover a broad array of issues. For a summary description of the LWVS' current and historical positions on issues, please see our Impact on Issues Summary.

School Board President & the school administration explained details of the proposed 2018-19 school budget at a LWVS meeting.
L-R: Board of Ed President, Bill Natbony, Scarsdale Schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman, Leah Dembitzer (standing), LWVS school budget portfolio chair, Scarsdale Schools Asst. Superintendent for Business & Facilities, Stuart Mattey, Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction, Lynne Shain, and Asst. Superintendent for Human Resources & Leadership Development, Dr. Drew Patrick
LWVS Co-President Janice Starr (left) discusses the 2018-2019 Proposed Scarsdale Village Budget with (l-r) Village Trustee Deb Pekarek, Village manager Steve Pappalardo, Village Treasurer Mary Lou McClure, Mayor Dan Hochvert


2018-2019 Proposed Village Budget

On March 26, 2018, the LWVS held a General Membership Meeting on the 2018-2019 Proposed Village Budget. You can read the League's Consensus Statement on the 2018-2019 Proposed Village Budget>

2018-2019 Proposed School Budget

On March 12, 2018, the LWVS held a General Membership Meeting on the 2018-2019 Proposed School Budget. You can read the League's Consensus Statement on the 2018-2019 Proposed School Budget


2018 Proposed School Facilities Bond

On January 10, 2018, the LWVS held a General Membership Meeting on 2018 Proposed School Facilities Bond. The video can be viewed here or visit the Scarsdale Public Television website at http://www.scarsdalepublictv.com.
Read the League's Consensus Statement on the 2018 Proposed School Facilities Bond


2018-2019 Proposed LWVS Local Program

The purposes of the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale (LWVS) shall be to promote informed and active participation of citizens in government and to act on selected governmental issues. The following Local Program for 2018-2019 is a listing of issues the LWVS will monitor, and may promote via public education, and/or study and take to action. The League of Women Voters has local, county, state and national positions, which are the basis for League action. Our Local Program supports these county, state and national League positions where applicable. Each issue listed below has an "Outlook For Work" that identifies specific actions for that issue, but these lists should not be considered exhaustive and none of the action items is mandatory. Further, the order of the following issues and action items does not denote priority and thus leaves the LWVS the flexibility to act as circumstances warrant and the board and membership see fit.


2016 Scarsdale Public Library Renovation Bond

On Nov. 21, 2016 the LWVS held a public membership meeting to evaluate the Proposed Scarsdale Public Library Renovation Bond. Terri Simon, President of the Scarsdale Public Library Board of Directors, and Elizabeth Bermel, Executive Director of the Library, made a presentation during which they addressed specific League questions, as well as additional questions from the audience.

Read the League's Consensus Statement on the 2016 Library Renovation Bond Proposal



ANNUAL CONSENSUS STATEMENTS

ANNUAL CONSENSUS STATEMENTS

School Budget Statement SBNC Election Statement
2018 2018
2017 2017
2016 2016
2015 2015
2014 2014
2013 2013
2012 2012


Village Budget Statement CNC Election Statement
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2017 2017
2016 2016
2015 2015
2014 2014
2013 2013




TOPICAL LEAGUE BOARD & MEMBER CONSENSUS STATEMENTS

TOPICAL LEAGUE BOARD & MEMBER CONSENSUS STATEMENTS



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Deb, Lynda & Pam at the Roundabout Consensus Meeting

A. Gatta (Scarsdale Village Manager) and M.McClure (Scarsdale Village Treasurer) explain the Village budget to the LWVS