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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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School Superintendent Osborne to be Guest at Coffee and Conversation, Friday, April 24, 9:30 am at the New Rochelle Library

Dr. Brian Osborne, superintendent of the New Rochelle school district, will explain the school district’s proposed 2015-2016 budget and answer questions at a Coffee and Conversation sponsored by the League of Women Voters, on Friday, April 24, 2015, 9:30 a.m. at the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza. Coffee and Conversation is an ongoing series of informal gatherings with guests discussing public issues. Coffee and light refreshments will be served at no charge. For further information, call 914-632-8254.

New Rochelle LWV Cable Program Interviews: Black History Author Linda Tarrant-Reid and Assemblywoman Amy Pauli

The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle cable television program, “City People and Issues,” offering two new programs: an interview another with Linda Tarrant-Reid, award winning author of African-American history and a community activist, and another with Assemblywoman Amy Paulin on highlights of key legislation she is sponsoring. Each interview is shown alternating Monday nights at 7 pm and repeated Wednesday and Thursday nights at 9 pm. on Cablevision Channel 76.

Later in the month, they will be available on demand at www.vimeo.com.

The interview with Tarrant-Reid, conducted by Ina Aronow, will be shown during the weeks of January 26, and February 9 and 23.

The interview with Assemblywoman Paulin, conducted by Haina Just-Michael, will be shown during the weeks of February 2 and 16.

Links to previous programs include the following:--
Now on Demand

Sherrie Bell, vice-president, New Rochelle YMCA, www.vimeo.com/115795667

Alisa Kesten, executive director, Volunteer New York, www.vimeo.com/115797739

Luiz Aragon, Commissioner of Development, www.vimeo.com 111332263

Jim Killoren, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity, Westchester, www.vimeo.com 111333900

Dr. Joseph Nyre, president of Iona College

Sally Robinson, president of the League of Women Voters of New York State www.vimeo.com/108975593

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




Fri. Apr. 24 Coffee & Conversation Details at left

Fri. April 24 Annual Luncheon LWV Larchmont/Mamaroneck with Zephyr Teachout, 2014 candidate for Gov. of NY and author of Corruption in America, plus the 4th Annual Political Trivia Contest. Orienta Beach Club, 1054 Walton Ave. Mamaroneck. $60pp. Send check to LWVNYSEF to LWV-LM, PO Box 811, Larchmont, NY 10538. Download flyer.

Thu. June 4 LWVW Annual Convention, Annual Luncheon, , Woman's Club, 37 Drake Road, Scarsdale.

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 and list of past interviews on demand.

Enjoy Coffee and Conversation at the Library with Political and Civic Leaders

Informal Coffee and Conversation programs are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New Rochelle several times a year at the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza. These are small, informal and often spirited conversations with public or civic officals. The public is invited, and coffee and light refreshments are served. The following are scheduled:


For further information, call 914-632-8254.


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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