Making Democracy Work

Stand on Issues

League of Women Voters

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.


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.


Representatives of the Scarsdale School District Administration, Board of Education and the LWVS at a General Membership meeting about the proposed 2019-2020 School Budget. Seated L to R: Edgar McIntosh, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction; Pamela Fuehrer, Board of Education; Dr. Thomas Hagerman, Superintendent of Schools; Eric Rauschenbach, Director of Special Education; Dr. Drew Patrick, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources; and Stuart Mattey, Assistant Superintendent of Business. Leah Dembitzer, LWVS School Budget Committee Chair, is standing.

ANNUAL CONSENSUS STATEMENTS

ANNUAL CONSENSUS STATEMENTS

School Budget Statement SBNC Election Statement
2019
2018 2018
2017 2017
2016 2016
2015 2015
2014 2014
2013 2013
2012 2012


Village Budget Statement CNC Election Statement
2019
2018 2018
2017 2017
2016 2016
2015 2015
2014 2014
2013 2013


Madelaine Eppenstein, Scarsdale Procedure Committee Chair (left), and Diane Baylor, LWVS Village Election Portfolio Chair, after the League's public information meeting on the recent CNC election.
Wendy Grendel, Chair of SBNC Administrative Committee (left), and Elissa Ruback, chair of the League School Election portfolio at the LWVS Information/Consensus meeting on the SBNC Election



TOPICAL LEAGUE BOARD & MEMBER CONSENSUS STATEMENTS

TOPICAL LEAGUE BOARD & MEMBER CONSENSUS STATEMENTS



2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2008

2007

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