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THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
of New Rochelle, New York

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: Luiz Aragon, New Rochelle Commissioner of Development; Jim Killoran, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Westchester County

Two guests who are making an impact on downtown New Rochelle are interviewed in the two newest episodes of the League of Women Voters of New Rochelle 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.

New Rochelle’s Commissioner of Development Luiz Aragon answers questions about the processes in which a Master Developer will develop New Rochelle’s downtown and transportation center using crowd sourcing and meetings with citizens and civic groups to help shape the plans.

James Killoren, executive director of Habitat for Humanity in Westchester County describes the organization’s expanded Restore, which resells household and other items, promotes renewable energy and holds community events. He also explains the impact of Habitat, locally and nationally, in promoting its mission of affordable home ownership..

The interview with Aragon is scheduled for the weeks of November 3 and 17. The interview with Killoran will be during the weeks of November 10 and 24.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Nyre, president of Iona College
www.vimeo.com/109396850

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

Sheldrake Nature Center
www.vimeo.com/105015224

Kathy Gilwit—City of New Rochelle marketing and communication—
www.vimeo.com/105015223

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
https://vimeo.com/87317842

New Rochelle City Councilman Jared Rice Discusses City Issues
https://vimeo.com/87317843

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


 

 

CALENDAR

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.

Replay of October 27 Candidate Forum. The New Rochelle League of Women Voters Candidate Forum of Oct. 27 can be seen on demand at this link.
It will also be replayed in on the NRTV government access stations Cablevision 75 and Verizon 28 at the following times.

October 31 and November 1: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 10:30 p.m.

November 2 and 3: 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 10 p.m. and 12 a.m.

Playing time is 1 hour and 27 minutes.

Candidates appear in the following order:

Uncontested races: Congressman Eliot Engel, (CD 16); Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins - (opponent not attending); Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (AD 88); Assemblyman Steven Otis (AD 91)

Debate between candidates for Senate District 37: Incumbent George Latimer (D,WF) and Joseph Dillon (R,C,IN)

November 4 VOTE Voting is not a spectator sport. Find your polling place and personalized ballot on www.Vote411.org

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.


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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Updated by Valerie Castleman Oct. 31, 2014