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 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


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:   or

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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

LWVT sponsors: Margarita With A Straw,shown at TIFF Saturday, November 7th 3:05 PM

Margarita With A Straw, will be shown at TIFF on Saturday, November 7th at 3:05 PM at the Teaneck Cinemas.  

We are also co-sponsoring this film with Limitless Arts, a program affiliated with Bergen APC.  Limitless Arts is an arts (dance, music and theater) program for children with special needs.  Limitless Arts is a part of the performing arts school at BergenPAC in Englewood.
MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW directed by Shonali Bose
The story of a romantic mind trapped in a disobedient body
Synopsis Laila Kapoor is a spunky, talented 19-year-old girl from a close knit middle-class Delhi family. She was born with cerebral palsy. Her speech is garbled and she sits in a wheelchair. Laila is very close to her mother, Shubhangini Damle. As a result of her efforts Laila goes to college in the prestigious Delhi University. And when Laila’s heart is broken, it is her mother who enables her to continue her education at New York University. Here Laila meets the feisty Khanum - a visually impaired woman. And the chilled out Jared. Always curious about sexuality, Laila undergoes a journey that is beyond her wildest dreams. She calls it "wonderful but scary". She confronts her mother with her new truths about herself causing a huge conflict that rips them apart. Suddenly her world falls apart when her mother collapses in pain. 


Friday, September 4, 2015

About the League of Women Voters of Teaneck: History and Press Releases

Sixty Years and More of a Grand Idea:
History & Photo Album
August 2015


June 29, 2015 League of Women Voters of Teaneck Earns Award at Convention  
(Suburbanite, July 16, 2015)

October 15, 2014 League of Women Voters of Teaneck Concludes Study of Charter Schools (Suburbanite, November 6, 2014)

To the editor,
This August, our nation honors the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965, the historic civil

Patch Oct. 2012 LWV Guide: Teaneck School Board CandidatesThe candidates for Teaneck's Board of Education respond to questions ranging from test scores to outsourcing.

The League of Women Voters of Teaneck and Teaneck Council of Parents and Teachers has scheduled a Candidates’ Forum for the upcoming Board of Education election, Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Sen. Loretta Weinberg (at podium) and Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin  presented LWV Teaneck with a certificate of appreciation "celebrating 90 years of  voting privileges."( The Suburbanite, Oct. 7, 2010  Teaneck women honor 90th anniversary of Amendment)

July 15, 2010
League of Women Voters of Teaneck  Elects Officers
The 58th annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of Teaneck (LWV-Teaneck) took place on June 28 at the home of Marjorie Hirschberg in Cresskill.



LWVTeaneck Voter Information

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 LWVT: Voter's Guide for Town Council Elections (2014)


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