LWVS Board 2019-20

[[LWVS Board 2019-20]]

[[]]

[[Have a wonderful summer! Look for exciting League events in the Fall!]]

[[




Have a wonderful summer! Look for exciting League events in the Fall!DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!>

STATE PRIMARY ELECTION DAY TODAY!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH

Scarsdale voters currently registered with the Democratic party can vote for primary candidates for NYS Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General and State Senator for Dist. 35.

Scarsdale voters currently registered with the Reform party can vote for primary candidates for NYS Attorney General.

For more information visit our “Voter Information Page”http://www.lwvs.org/voterinfo.html.

Curious About Who’s Representing You in National, State, County and Local Government?
Check out the “LWV They Represent You brochure – May 2018″<+files/TRY_May_2019.pdf> available online.




LWVS Co-President, Janice Starr, represented
the Scarsdale League
at the LWV National Convention in Chicago
June 28 – July 1

From left to right: Janice Starr (LWV Scarsdale), Sheila Miller Bernson (LWV New Castle), Jennifer Wilson (LWV New York State), Laura Bierman (LWV New York State), Suzanne Kavic (LWV New Castle) and Jennifer Mebes Flagg (LWV New Castle).



Jodie Reaver of the New Castle League holds the “New York” contingent sign on the National Convention floor.




UPCOMING EVENTS

*LWVS Membership Coffee – Tues. October 9th at 9AM – 65 Church Lane

*LWVS General Membership Mtg/Consensus Mtg on Proposed Amendments to Non-Partisan Resolution – Monday, Oct. 22nd at 10:30AM – Village Hall, 3rd floor

*LWVS Food for Thought Luncheon – Thurs. November 1st at 11:45AM – Scarsdale Golf Club

*LWVS General Membership/Consensus Meetings on the Village Election System – Mon. December 10 at 9AM – Village Hall, 3rd fl.

*Last day to submit student applications for the “STUDENTS INSIDE ALBANY” Conference. For more information go to the “Youth Programs”<+http://www.lwvs.org/youth.html> page.

*Joint SPL/LWVS/Scarsdale Forum Film Screening: “JFK’s Last Speech” – Sun. February 10 at 3PM – Scarsdale Woman’s Club

*LWVS General Membership/Consensus Meetings on the 2019-20 Programming for our local and Westchester County Leagues – Mon. February 11 at 10:30AM – Village Hall, 3rd fl.

*LWVS General Membership Mtg/Consensus Mtg on the Proposed 2019-2020 School Budget – Monday, March 4th at 10:30AM – Village Hall, 3rd floor

*DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! – VILLAGE ELECTIONS – Tuesday, March 19th at Village Hall – Polls open 6AM – 9PM

*Film screening of “A River Returns: A History of the Bronx River” – Sunday, March 24 at 3PM-5PM in the SHS Little Theater

*LWVS General Membership Mtg/Consensus Mtg on the Proposed 2019-2020 Village Budget – Monday, April 8th at 10:30AM – Village Hall, 3rd floor

*LWVS Community Book Discussion – Thurs. April 25th at 10AM – location: 65 Church Lane

*LWVS Annual Meeting & Luncheon – Friday, May 10th at 10AM – Scarsdale Golf Club

**DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! – SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE AND BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTIONS – Tuesday, May 21st at the Middle School – Polls open 7AM – 9PM




ANNOUNCEMENTS

*THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS IS RED HOT NOW – Read about the “new chapter”<+https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2017/02/09/league-of-women-voters-seeing-sudden-surge-in-membership/?utm_term=.eea84d4a5d73> begun in November; at its second meeting, 150 passionate activists surged through the doors to hear what they could do with a League. You can take pride in our image as a force for democracy. Your efforts have a wide reach.

*STATE PRIMARY ELECTION DAY: SEPTEMBER 13TH (Note: This Primary has been moved to Thursday) Scarsdale voters currently registered with the Democratic party can vote for primary candidates for NYS Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General and State Senator for Dist. 35; those currently registered with the Reform party can vote for primary candidates for NYS Attorney General. For more information visit our “Voter Information Page”http://www.lwvs.org/voterinfo.html.

Help the LWVS pick our next book group book! Click “LWVS Book Group Ideas” for details and RSVP with your vote to janice.starr@gmail.com. Curious About Who’s Representing You in National, State, County and Local Government? Check out the “LWV They Represent You brochure – May 2019″<+files/TRY_May_2019.pdf> available online.
*Read the League’s latest “Consensus Statement on the Proposed Village Budget for 2019-2020″<+files/Village_Budget_Consensus_2019_2020.pdf>. You can also find the statement on our “Stand on Issues”<+http://www.lwvs.org/issues.html> webpage under the ANNUAL CONSENSUS STATEMENTS heading
*Read the League’s “Consensus Statement on the Proposed School Budget for 2019-2020″<+files/School_Budget_2019_2020.pdf>. You can also find the statement on our “Stand on Issues”<+http://www.lwvs.org/issues.html> webpage under the ANNUAL CONSENSUS STATEMENTS heading
*Read the League’s “Consensus Statement on the SBNC Election”<+files/SBNC_2019.pdf>. You can also find the statement on our “Stand on Issues”<+http://www.lwvs.org/issues.html> webpage under the ANNUAL CONSENSUS STATEMENTS heading
*Read the League’s “Consensus Statement on the Propositions Amending the BOE Policies on Candidates and Electioneering (2120.1) and Voting Procedures and Voter Registration (2120.2)”<+files/Prop_Amending_BOE_Policies_Voting_and_Candidates_Consensus_Feb_2019.pdf>. You can also find the statement on our “Stand on Issues”<+http://www.lwvs.org/issues.html> webpage under the TOPICAL CONSENSUS STATEMENTS heading
*Read the League Board’s newest statement on “Board of Education Gift Policy and Recognition of Donors”<+files/BOE_Gift_Donor_Rec_statement_Jan_2019.pdf>. You can also find the statement on our “Stand on Issues”<+http://www.lwvs.org/issues.html> webpage under the TOPICAL CONSENSUS STATEMENTS heading
*Read the League’s “Consensus Statement on the 2018 CNC Election”<+files/CNC_Consensus_Statement_2018.pdf>. You can also find the statement on our “Stand on Issues”<+http://www.lwvs.org/issues.html> webpage under the ANNUAL CONSENSUS STATEMENTS heading
*VOTING REFORMS IN NEW YORK – After more than three decades of advocating by the LWVNY, on January 14th, 2019 the New York State legislature finally passed a package of comprehensive voting reforms that will totally transform New York’s election operations! This package ncludes:
- Early voting - Same day voter registration - No-excuse absentee voting - Pre-registration of 16 and 17 year olds - Primary consolidation - State-wide voter registration transfer - Closure of the LLC loophole<br> Read more on our “Advocacy and Action”<+http://www.lwvs.org/lwv_happenings.html> page
*Interested in “Where Your Scarsdale Property Tax Dollars Go?” Take a look at the “slide presentation” from the recent informational event co-sponsored by the LWVS and the Scarsdale Forum

  • LWVSSPRING 2019 Bulletin“<+files/Bulletin_Spring_2019.pdf> available online. Read it now.
  • APRIL 2019 ISSUE OF LWVNYS State Voter NOW AVAILABLE: Check out what is happening in the League on the state level with the most recent copy of the “LWVNYS State Voter”<+https://myemail.constantcontact.com/April-2019-State-League-Voter.html?soid=1102704766323&aid=A8XLNT41rwc>.

*Go to “LWV Voters Guide 2018 – Part I”<+https://www.lwvnyonline.org/advocacy/vote/2018/Voters-Guide_1_2018_final.pdf> for more voting information.

  • 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”<+http://lwv.org/blog/10-ways-league-women-voters-has-helped-improve-our-country> to find out ten ways the LWV has improved our country.
  • “Victory Postponed. Regular Meeting Next Thursday”…read the interesting story of “Scarsdale’s Suffragists”

“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”

“LWVS Co-President, Janice Starr, represented the Scarsdale League
at the LWV National Convention in Chicago”

“LWVS Board member, Cindy Dunne, and Annual Luncheon 2018 speaker, Andy Weber, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs under President Barak Obama””LWVS Co-President, Janice Starr, and Jane Veron, Village Trustee and former LWVS President, at the 2018 LWVS Annual Luncheon””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”

“LWVS’s June Reidenburg handing out literature to new American citizens at Naturalization Court”


“LWVS’s Lisa Eisenstein and Diane Greenwald teaching Scarsdale students about the history of voting rights””2016 Food For Thought Luncheon, L-R: Mary Beth Evans, Renee Baylor, Diane Baylor”[[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.

“LWVS’s 2017 Food For Thought Luncheon”




VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY
VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY
VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY VOTE TODAY

  • “REGISTER HERE”

    ]]

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s