Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April 21 program with NJ Spotlight

Friday, April 8, 2016


Read our Voters' Guide

Read the Candidates' positions in our VOTER GUIDE

Our voters' guide questionnaire and letter of invitation to the Candidates' Night, co-sponsored by LWV/Teaneck, were mailed to each of the candidates for Teaneck Township Council on March 10, 2016 with a deadline date of April 3rd.   In addition to asking them about their Teaneck residency, occupation, education, family & community involvement, we asked them to answer the following questions and to limit their three answers to a total of 500 words or less:

  1. What is your position regarding reinstatement of monthly workshops so that council members can conduct public discussion of upcoming agenda items before a public meeting?  Also, would you support public comment during workshops?

  1. Over the past four years, are there any Council decisions you disagreed with?  How do you feel the issue could have been dealt with in a different manner?
  1. What are your views of the budget process, and what specific changes would you recommend to reduce taxes without cutting services? 

The candidates’ responses are unedited and are in the order received. Click "Voters Guide".

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

MEDIA MOMENT for WOMEN: Celebrating Women's Hisory Month


The League’ is going to watch TV and discuss ways women are shown in a favorite show.
The women are competent, very competent, in The Good Wife.
What do the women in The Good Wife struggle with in this age, post 1972---advancement on the legal firm,
earning power, relationships, job equity, political candidacy, appearance adequacyeminist philosophy?
Are there areas in which they do not struggle at all?
Bring your views, some of which may happen as we watch together.
DATE: Tuesday, March 29
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: Arlene Gartenburg’s TV: Room
RSVP: Please let her know you are 
INFO: contact Janet
or Pat

Saturday, January 23, 2016

LWVT Latest Calendar /Board Listing

February-March 2016-April  

LWV US Program Planning Meeting
Feb. 24, 2016

At the house of Joyce Jacobs 
7:30 PM

Participate.lwv.org for a look at 2015 victories

There is a downloadable Program Planning Packet at the end of the article. 

Note: Candidate's Forum. Thursday, April 21st in the 3rd floor Student Center at 7:30PM

LWV US Program Planning Meeting
Feb, 24, 2016
At Joyce Jacob's house 7:30 PM

Board Listing,
League of Women Voters, Teaneck

Arlene Gartenberg, Vice President, Program Planning

Barbara Ostroth, Vice President, Voter Service

Joyce Jacobs, Secretary

Shirley Sosland, Treasurer 

Louise Williams, Membership 


Janet Austin,  Women's History

Doris Thurber, Advocacy


Margot Embree Fisher,  Education

Naomi Cramer, Observer Corps

Patricia O'Brien Libutti, LWVTeaneck Blog

Contact: lwvteaneck@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Jan 21, 2016 LWVT Consensus Meeting Details and Resources

Jan 21, 2016 
LWVT Consensus Meeting 
7:30 PM  
Let her know you are coming
This is a general membership meeting: all members are encouraged to attend and participate. 


Feb.1:Consensus form due to LWVNJ

Available: http://lwvnj.org/   or http://forum.lwv.org/category/member-resources/our-work/money-politics-review

Also available below (Click on title) and on the  first post of the League of Women Voters-Teaneck Blog:
---and Ed Gracely's summary of issues, which appeared in the LWV-Camden County Voter (November issue). 

The League of Women Voter's Teaneck blog has other resources in this area, ,which  have been gathered for your convenience on the first post in our blog, LWV Teaneck: 

Do your homework easily and come to the meeting!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Consensus Materials: Constitutional Amendment

"will study the process of amending the U.S. Constitution".  

Constitutional Amendment Study: Consensus Questions and New Deadline! (REMINDER)
At its post-Council 2015 meeting, the League Board approved the Constitutional Amendment study questions so that Leagues can begin to meet and discuss this all important issue. LWVUS will be asking for the results of your consensus meetings by December 1, 2015. The consensus questions are accompanied by short PRO and CON statements that will help League members consider their responses. 

Constitutional Amendment Study Reading Guide

Major Time Points for Constitutional Amendment Study: 
Summer 2015 Consensus questions, study guide and educational materials posted on LWV website. 

Late Summer 2015-December 1, 2015 Leagues hold consensus meetings. 

December 1, 2015 Consensus reports (electronic) from Leagues due to LWVUS. 

Late January 2016 LWVUS Board Meeting Consensus reports and resulting position(s), if any, approved.

Reading Guide: "Article V of the U.S. Constitution provides two ways of proposing amendments to the nation’s fundamental charter. Congress, by a two-thirds vote of both chambers, may propose constitutional amendments to the states for ratification. OR, the legislatures of two-thirds of the states (34 at present) may ask Congress to call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution; this is commonly called an Article V Convention. Amendments proposed by either method must be ratified by three-fourths of the states, 38 at present.

The first method has been used by Congress to submit 33 amendments to the states, beginning with the Bill of Rights. Of these, 27 were approved; 26 are currently in effect, while one – the 18th Amendment (Prohibition) — was ultimately repealed. The second method, an Article V Convention, has never been successfully invoked."---From Committee's Reading Guide, above. Articles are listed in the guide for both alternatives.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Monday, October 19th , 2015. LWV Candidates Forum for Teaneck Board of Education -THS 3rd floor Student Center  
Q&A in downloadable form at the bottom of the  questions below.

League of Women Voters of Teaneck
Voters' Guide
Board of Education 2015

Our voters' guide questionnaire and letter of invitation to the Candidates' Night, co-sponsored by LWV Teaneck and Teaneck Council of Parents & Teachers, was sent by certified mail to each of the candidates for Teaneck Board of Education on September 22nd.  In addition to asking them about their Teaneck residency, occupation, education, family & community involvement, we asked each candidate to answer the following questions and to limit answers to a total of 500 words or less:

1.  Over the past four years, are there any Board of Education decisions that you took issue with, or feel that the issue could have been dealt with in a different manner? 

2.  What is your position regarding state-mandated testing in our schools?  
Do you support using results for  (a) teacher employment evaluation, (b) school funding, (c) student placements,  (d) school closings? Would you support a policy to allow parents to have their children opt out of state standardized tests?  BE SPECIFIC.

 3.  How do you suggest we best help our students keep up with the changing technology that will so impact their future jobs and careers?  What steps has the school system already accomplished and what challenges still exist in providing more instruction-supportive tools?   IDENTIFY CONCRETE STEPS TO OVERCOME THOSE OBSTACLES. 

VOTERS: Download and print the questions to be asked of each candidate and their answers at The Board of Education Forum.


The League of Women Voters of Teaneck has scheduled a Candidates’ Forum for the upcoming Board of Education election, to take place on Monday, October 19th starting at 7:30PM in the 3rd Floor Student Center of Teaneck High School.  All five candidates have been invited to participate in this forum, which will be run by an independent professionally-trained moderator.  The candidates have also been invited to submit answers to written questions on school-based issues in advance, and copies of those answers will be made available at the forum, as well as the library and other public venues in Teaneck.  The public will be encouraged to submit questions to the moderator in written form as well.

The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd, with voting hours from 6:00AM - 8:00PM.

Handicapped access is available via the elevator by the courtyard parking lot off Elizabeth Street.  For more information, call Barbara Ostroth at 201-692-1494.