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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Any person of voting age, male or female, may become a League member.

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New Rochelle LWV Cable Program Interviews: Dr. Joseph Nyre, president, Iona College, and Sally Robinson, president, League of Women Voters of New York State

Dr. Joseph Nyre, president of Iona College, and Sally Robinson, president of the League of Women Voters of New York State are current guests on the New Rochelle League of Women Voters cable television program, “City People and Issues,” alternating Monday nights at 7 pm and repeated Wednesday and Thursday nights at 9 pm. on Cablevision Channel 76.

Dr. Nyre talks with host Haina Just-Michael about the mission and history of Iona college; its relationship with the city of New Rochelle; its plans to expand, including its North Avenue developments; and its contributions to the community. The interview with Dr. Nyre is scheduled for the weeks of September 22 and October 6 and 20.

Robinson discusses with host Ina Aronow the League’s nonpartisan mission of informed citizen participation in government, including its informational site www.Vote411.org ,its promotion of good government issues and the League’s support of Proposition 1 on the November ballot. Robinson’s interview is scheduled for the weeks of September 29 and October 13 and 27.

The two programs will be shown on demand on Vimeo.com shortly after being seen on Cablevision. Links to previous programs include the following:

The two programs will be shown on demand on Vimeo.com shortly after being seen on Cablevision. Links will be available here.

Programs are recorded in the NRTV studio in City Hall. For further information, call 636-6271.
Now on Demand

Sheldrake Nature Center

Kathy Gilwit—City of New Rochelle marketing and communication—

Dr. Brian G. Osborne, Superintendent of Schools www.Vimeo.com/101973374

Alex Tergis, Commissioner of Public Works www.Vimeo.com/99467295

Envirolution One, an energy saving group, www.Vimeo.com/101655257

Bob Marrone, Exec. Dir, Chamber of Commerce, www.vimeo.com/99478516

Mayor Noam Bramson on future development for New Rochelle  https://vimeo.com/92513134

Steven Horton on public housing https://vimeo.com/92530139

Angela Taylor on New Rochelle's 325th Anniversary Celebration

New Rochelle City Councilman Jared Rice Discusses City Issues

John Wright, Exec. Dir. of the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum https://.vimeo.com/89249209

District 2 Councilman Al Tarantino https://.vimeo.com/89261780

Programs are recorded in the NRTV studio in City Hall. For further information, call 636-6271. First Floor Meeting Room

LWVNR Forum for Board of Education and Library Election Held May 2014

The New Rochelle LWV held its annual Board of Education and Library Board of Trustees Forum at the New Rochelle Public Library. In photo below are, left to right, Joan Alexander, Voter Service Chair; Ricardo Monzon, school board candidate; Nicole Benjamin from Yonkers, the moderator, Jeffrey Hastie, school board incumbent, and Haina Just-Michael, library board incumbent.

Winners of the two school board seats were Dr. Salvador Fernandez (1533 votes) and Hastie (1363), edging out Monzon (1222). Just-Michael and Emery Zweig were reelected to the library board unopposed. Both school and library budgets passed.

New Rochelle Board of Educ. & Library Candidate forum spring 2014




Cable TV interviews See dates and details at left.  "City People and Issues"  will be available on demand shortly after they are first shown on Cablevision. See links at left for recent interviews.

Friday, October 17 Coffee and Conversation 9:30 a.m. Amy Paulin, who is running unopposed for reelection to the New York State Assembly, will be the guest at Coffee and Conversation, an informal public program sponsored by the League of Women Voters at the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza. Ms Paulin, a Scarsdale resident, represents New Rochelle, Pelham, Eastchester and part of White Plains. Paulin will discuss current state issues
Coffee and light refreshments will be served at no charge. For further information, call 914-632-8254.

Monday, October 27 Candidate Forum, 7pm. Meet the candidates for state office representing New Rochelle. Come as early as 6:30 pm to write and turn in questions for the candidates. City Council Chambers, City Hall, 515 North Ave.

Friday, November 21 Coffee and Conversation, 9:30 a.m. Barbara Davis, City Historian, will give a slide talk and answer questions on New Rochelle and World War I at Coffee and Conversation. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
An exhibit of WWI posters will be in the library lobby during November.

Election Day for the state legislature, state officials, and Congress is November 4th.

Be sure you are registered to vote. Your vote counts.  Get the election and candidate information you need at www.Vote411.org.

New Rochelle League members are doing the following:
--Registering Voters. at the New Rochelle Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 7, at selected places on National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 23. Members are working with Iona College, College of New Rochelle, and Monroe College to register student. Contact Tamar Tait at tamartait@optonline.net to volunteer to help. You can also register on line; go to www.lwvny.org or www.Vote411.org for information.
--Arranging with candidates to use www.Vote411.org and the Voters Guide to reach voters by entering basic information and explaining their positions on issues to voters
--Candidates forums are in the planning stage.

League of Women Voters Gearing Up With Election Info Via Web Sites, Booklets and Forums

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization, is gearing up as it does every fall to register voters, plan Candidate Forums, collect and organize candidate information on the web and in print, and encourage every citizen to vote.

“With internet technology, we have the tools to reach people with the information they need quickly and easily,” said Marianna Stout, Voter Service Chair, LWV of Westchester.

The LWV of Westchester has asked all candidates in the county to respond on www.Vote411.org, to a questionnaire asking for basic biographical information, for their positions on major issues and to provide their links to further information. Voters, by typing in their address, will access a personalized ballot with candidates for their local district; they can also find the address of their polling place and directions on getting there. A link to a voter registration form is also on the www.Vote411.org site.

Another traditional League service is the sponsoring of Candidate Forums as well as providing trained moderators to forums sponsored by others. At these forums, or debates, voters can meet and question the candidates or they can watch a replay on the web or on local access cable TV. The schedules will be posted on the LWVW website.

League members will also be registering voters at sites throughout the county, including on National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 23.

“We urge everyone to be registered to vote, or reregister if you have moved,” said Stout. “And it is important to become knowledgeable about the candidates and the issues. The people we send to represent us in Albany and Washington can make a big difference.”

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, grassroots political organization with chapters throughout the 50 states. The League neither supports nor opposes candidates on any level of government but promotes informed citizen participation in government through education and advocacy. Membership is open to all citizens of voting age.

Voter Registration at Monroe College in May 2014

LWVNR Voter Registration Monroe Coll. Spring 2014

New Rochelle League of Women Voters members were registering dozens of new voters at local colleges and a city street fair in the fall of 2013. 

Joan Alexander, voter service chair, scheduled the registration. Here are photos she had taken at three of these events.

Below: Joyce Goldklang, left, and Tamar Tait, right, flank student Andrea Rodgers, president of Democracy Matters at Iona College, as they prepare to sign up voters.

Voter Registration #4
Below: Leona Newman, Ginny Coffina, and Joan Alexander register voters at the New Rochelle 325th anniversary street fair.

Voter Registration #1
Below: Patricia Carter and Joan Alexander register students at Monroe College in New Rochelle

Voter Registration #12



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