Recent LWVS Consensus Statements

Please view our “Local Program and Positions webpage”https://lwvs.org/local_program_and_positions.html for all recent LWVS Consensus Statements.

[[Village Election System

On Monday, December 9, 2019, LWVS held its annual general membership information session and consensus meeting regarding the 2019 Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) election. Madelaine Eppenstein presented and answered questions on behalf of the Scarsdale Procedure Committee. Follow this link to view the “2019 CNC Consensus Statement (January 13, 2020)”<+https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vKyyz5vyCUVmuWBIR9fFV9uaaLWvanOO1Hy22-SHz7w/edit?usp=sharing>. For additional background, follow this link to the “Information Session Agenda”<+https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vdQ9gUMwbVsypgXq6wXV_F5KOzf-cJL6> and to the “Procedure Committee’s Preliminary Written Responses”<+https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Vnw1MHNwpLJrRrw3AE7C7UhqwiYyLf9a/view?usp=sharing>. For more information, please contact Diane Baylor, LWVS Village Election System Chair, at LWVS.ves@gmail.com.

Proposed SBNC Resolution Amendments

On Monday, December 16, 2019, LWVS held a general membership information session regarding the proposed amendments to the School Board Nominating Committee Resolution. Jordan Copeland, current chair of the Joint Committee, presented and answered questions. Follow this link to the “LWVS Consensus Statement on the Proposed Amendments to the SBNC Resolution (January 10, 2020)”<+https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-CTCrKcFu9-Hqb5M0hoLe2TJr1ySDnOH65ycmiaqLYo/edit?usp=sharing>. For additional background, follow this link to the “LWVS Questions to SBNC Joint Committee and Responses”<+https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_RkNu1HyZvFbUT38GlYgwTS8Vc-nRX24>. For additional information, follow this link to the “Information Session Agenda”<+https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IhDpj3IcC4wjtC0-EvWd5Xnr7MRQCU5G9sBlskqy7rg/edit?usp=sharing> and to the “Joint Committee’s Preliminary Written Responses”<+https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HzxwIBO1B4tnLO9vUM0EAAEZZ3MVI47b/view?usp=sharing>. For more information, please contact Amber Yusuf, LWVS School Election System Chair, at LWVS.ses@gmail.com.

School Election System

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, LWVS held its annual general membership information session regarding the recent SBNC Election and Referendum on the Proposed Amendments to the SBNC Resolution. Felicia Block, current chair of the SBNC Administrative Committee, presented and answered questions. Follow this link to view the “2020 SBNC Consensus Statement (February 27, 2020)”<+https://docs.google.com/document/d/11NlwbQ9NftwC4oUpgrPecC9YO6C0sUiZ6nezmxZj_kg/edit?usp=sharing>. For additional information, follow this link to view the “Agenda for the Information Session”<+https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hPhNzVGnxbTAgXJlwFiTqEJf0U2keAXYM_PMnSuzHf4/edit?usp=sharing> and the “SBNC Responses”<+https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76Gg7TRV0tHNktndlNIWDBJUHEtWDBFY19wUk1MSGZMSjFn/view?usp=sharing>. For more information, please contact Amber Yusuf, LWVS School Election System Chair, at LWVS.ses@gmail.com.

2020-21 Programming for Local and Westchester County Leagues and Proposed Update to the LWVNYS Position on the Constitutional Convention

On Monday, February 10, 2020, LWVS held its annual general membership and consensus meeting to discuss programming for LWVS to be proposed for adoption at the LWVS Annual Meeting in May (view the proposed “LWVS Local Program for 2020-21″<+https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BSaoFSK-hYODMBMSgcVJuHRTx9oJhztPrnmtpqnchyM/edit?usp=sharing> and “suggestions for programming for the Westchester County League for the upcoming year”<+https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zygGokGSk82HN3IV-vPgYtmy5lZY2pXKvZjYj4n3iZA/edit?usp=sharing> (to be communicated to the LWVW board for its consideration). In addition, the LWVS discussed a proposed update to the LWVNYS position on the Constitutional Convention (view the “LWVS response to LWVNYS re Constitutional Convention Position”<+https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LM7IN77LLY4FH-CXJ7C–5fvgX7ZbpGv/view?usp=sharing>). For additional background information, follow these links to view the current “LWVS Local Program”<+https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MYlJ-rqS3apXAkCms-7xHRj0wdW7dO18DQ7GRSw8JeU/edit?usp=sharing> and the current “LWVW Program”<+https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RcOZJMUIOnmVcel4FhpfzeTEjBZ-AoE4vd3ZUGZXjGA/edit?usp=sharinghttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1RcOZJMUIOnmVcel4FhpfzeTEjBZ-AoE4vd3ZUGZXjGA/edit?usp=sharing>. Follow this link to view the “materials for use in considering whether LWVNYS should update its position concerning constitutional conventions”<+https://lwvnyonline.org/LLresources/SBR_StateNews/2019/September/LWVNYS-Con-Con-Update-Materials-0919.pdf>.]]

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