Sunday, July 27, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

JULY 2014 LWV Teaneck League Lines

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League Lines  July 2014




The 62nd annual Membership dinner was held at Marge Hirschberg's on June 19, 2014. Many thanks go to Marge for her unflappable hospitality and style. A special call out is needed for Louise Williams' skill in  arrangements for  the dinner. The small posters, above are mementos of the League's significant activities this year, which were celebrated.

The meeting included the election of officers and directors. This year's slate is listed below.


Officers

Vice President, Program Planning: Arlene Gartenberg

Co-Vice Presidents / Voter Services: Shirley Sosland & Barbara Ostroth

Treasurer & MembershipLouise Williams

Directors

Women’s History:
Janet Austin &; Pat Libutti

Observer Corps: Naomi Cramer

Education: Margot Embree Fisher

Advocacy: Doris Thurber

Newsletter & Blog Editor: Pat Libutti

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Welcome to new member: Jaqueline Grindrod, Teaneck 
Email and local addresses are in the roster, sent via email.

Check out the new membership brochure , we will be finalizing the design. 
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Next Board Meeting July 23, Janet Austin’s house,7:30 PM
Agenda items include planning for Voter Registration activities and Charter School Consensus.

Welcome to Marge Embree Fisher, who is taking the role of Education Director.

A special Thank You to Doris Thurber, who worked as editor of League lines for four years! As Advocacy Director, you will see a continuation of her newsletter content in a column on advocacy issues.
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TOWNSHIP:NEW MAYOR LIZETTE PARKER 
Read this overview of our new mayor and the Council as of July 1. 2014.
Lizette Parker, our first African American female mayor, heads up  a roster of new Council people.


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Watch for Consensus Planning :

CHARTER SCHOOL UPDATE STUDY MATERIALS NOW AVAILABLE


The  consensus study (approved Saturday June 28) was up on the website yesterday mid afternoon.  You can access it from the  home page or at

President Toni Zimmer also informed local league presidents of this in her monthly letter.
Please let any members you know are particularly interested in education that the material is up  as they may be the ones to plan an update meeting.

---Sandy Matsen, Chair, Education Committee, LWVNJ

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Save the Date: Women's Equality Day August 26 at the Women's Rights Information Center

Hello, All!

This is a "save the date" email! We are planning a Women's Equality Day event
with the Women's Rights Information Center at 4 pm-ish on Aug. 26 at 108 E Palisades Avenue in Englewood. Women's Equality Day was created by Bella Abzug as a time to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment and a time to see where we are with the ERA and equal pay for women!

This is how it is shaping up: 

***Opening
- Girl Scout Color Guard/flag ceremony
- Girl Scout's brief song/poem (very cute)

***Speakers: 
- Lucy Beard of the Alice Paul Institute
- Liz Abzug (Liz is Bella Abzug's daughter) of the Abzug Institute

****Dedication
- The evening culminates with a plaque dedication to be placed on the outside of the Women's Rights Info Center in honor of Phoebe Seham, attorney and founder of the center and founder of a New Jersey women's attorney group, AND member of the League of Women Voters of Northern Valley!

So please save the date - Aug 26.

We will send out a later email if we need help in the form of greeters,
any baked goods, or set up, etc. For now, simply please save the date and plan
to join us for a special evening in honor of Women's Equality Day! (A good day
to bring daughters/sons or grandchildren!).

Thank you!

Respectfully yours,
Chris Sagona
President - League of Women Voters of Northern Valley

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League Lines Editor: Patricia O'Brien Libutti   lwvteaneck@gmail.com
Contact the editor about  article submissions.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

JUNE 2014 Membership Brochure



Join the
League of Women Voters Teaneck!
Are you interested in public policy issues? Do you want to help others be informed? Want to meet others who have these interests, too?
Come and join us!
We have been in the USA since Feb. 14, 1920, the year the 19th Amendment was passed, and are the proud descendants of the suffragists.




The LWV-US was founded in 1919 as a partner to the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and designed to be a non-partisan organization. The League replaced NAWSA after August 26,1920, when the Nineteenth Amendment was passed, which prohibited gender-based discrimination in voting by federal and state agencies.

The LWV-NJ was founded in Newark in April 1920.

The LWV Teaneck was founded in 1952.

Men and women are welcome to join in support of the League's mission, which is to encourage informed and active participation in government, to work to increase understanding of major public policy issues and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.

LWV Teaneck’s members organize and run:
·         Candidate Forums for the Board of Education and Town Council elections

·         Voter Registration Drives,

   Issue-oriented films

·         Women’s History discussions

·         Information sessions on LWV studies



League of Women Voters of Teaneck Membership Application Form

Name ________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________________________
Telephone Number ____________
E-mail address ___________________________

 Mail your check(s) to Louise Williams,            961 Phelps Rd., Teaneck, NJ 07666
Enclosed:
 _______LWV Teaneck Dues: $55.  (Not tax deductible)
_______Donation to LWV Teaneck (Not tax deductible)
_______ LWVNJEF :The Education Fund of LWV New Jersey (tax deductible)



LWV members look at current issues with resources from local, regional, state and national levels. Topics are studied to provide positions for local, state and national levels.
Our League members have participated in studying:

·         In-State Tuition for Unauthorized Immigrants (2010)

·         Popular Vote Compact (2009)

·         Federal Role in Public Education. (2011)

·         Human Trafficking (2014)

·         Agriculture: Genetically Modified Foods (2014)

·         Current: Charter School Update

LWV Teaneck Blog: Download LWVT forum guides, check film events, see Action Alerts, LWV NJ and LWV US:   www.lwvteaneck.blogspot.org




2010:  90th Anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment
2014: 94th Anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment
2014: The year you join the League?

Questions?



 LWV Teaneck Board Members
2014-2015
Officers
Vice President, Program Planning: Arlene Gartenberg

Co-Vice Presidents / Voter Services: Shirley Sosland & Barbara Ostroth

Treasurer & Membership:
Louise Williams

Directors

Women’s History:
Janet Austin & Pat Libutti

Observer Corps: Naomi Cramer

Education: Margot Fisher
Advocacy: Doris Thurber
Newsletter & Blog Editor: Pat Libutti

Thursday, May 1, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 2014 : Elections, Board Meeting

Check out the 
Voters Guide  Town Council Election 

May 13, 2014

You can also find information in the  
Thursday May 1, 2014 
Suburbanite 


The League of Women Voters, Teaneck 
Board Meeting:
May 19, 7:30 PM Arlene's house 

Monday, April 21, 2014

APRIL 24: LWV Teaneck Sponsors Teaneck Town Council Candidates Forum

Teaneck Town Council
Candidates Forum
Sponsored by
League of Women Voters of Teaneck


Thursday, April 24th
7:30 PM
Teaneck High School
3rd Floor Student Center

Candidates
Eric Brauer
Jason Castle
Adam Gussen
Elie Y. Katz
Lizette Parker
Alex Rashin
Alan Sohn
Emil “Yitz” Stern

         
Bring Your Questions – Be An Informed Voter!

Election Day
Tuesday, May 13th
Polls Open 6AM to 8PM

Nonpartisan Municipal Elections, held the second Tuesday in May, will be on May 13, 2014.  Voters in Teaneck will be asked to chose four Council members from eight candidates.  The LWV Teaneck Voter Service Committee has invited all eight candidates and queried them via the questionnaire used to generate our Voters' Guide to this election, which will be available to members via email and be available at the Forum. Members who are not Teaneck residents, please come if your schedules permit and gather momentum for applying this essential League function to your respective municipalities. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 2014

APRIL:

MEMBERS---Candidate's Forum Votet's Guide sent out--- Check your email!

The Guide has questions for the candidates and all of their responses.

Upcoming THIS WEEK
The Candidates  Forum APRIL 24  7 :30 PM at Teaneck High School Third floor Student Center

ELECTION:Teaneck’s bi-annual Municipal Election scheduled for Tuesday, May 13th


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LWV Consensus Preparation: 
Agricultural (US) and Education (NJ, Charter Schools)
Check our Studies page for links

Agricultural Consensus Meetings 

Information: LWV ILO consensus meeting on Food Safety (parts I and II) on March 11th at 11  AM in the Garden Room at the park at 130 Engle St, Tenafly.

Consensus: The LWV has reserved the meeting room of the Paramus Public Library, 116 E. Century Road, Paramus, on Wednesday, April 2 from Noon to 3:00 pm for its Agriculture Study presentation and consensus.  All local leagues and their members are invited.


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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH-APRIL 2014

MARCH: 


Information on Daisy Bates anhttp://www.pbs.org/independentlens/daisy-d
this film: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/daisy-bates/

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 6, 2014

Contact: Barbara Ostroth
                201-965-3105 cell



CIVIL RIGHTS MOVIE TO BE SHOWN MARCH 30TH

The Teaneck League of Women Voters and NCBW/Bergen-Passaic chapter are co-sponsoring the screening of DAISY BATES: FIRST LADY OF LITTLE ROCK on Sunday, March 30th at 2PM in the Teaneck Library auditorium in celebration of Womens’ History Month.  This film viewing will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Theodora lacey, retired TPS educator and civil rights activist.  Light refreshments will be served before and after the movie, provided by the NCBW.

 Daisy Bates was in Little Rock, AK in 1957---the right time to help her fellow citizens. She was “a complex, unconventional, and largely forgotten heroine of the civil rights movement who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957” (PBS description.) Come see and discuss this woman’s role in a turning point in American history.

The non-partisan Teaneck League of Women Voters has been active in hosting candidates’ forums, voter registration as well as participating in discussions and studies on local and state current events issues for over 60 years.  The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Bergen/Passaic Chapter (NCBW), is a 501c3 non-profit organization made up of progressive women of African descent who advocate through national and local actions and strategic alliances for leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. 


For more information on this event, please contact (LWV) Naomi Cramer at 201-692-8163 or (NCBW) Gwenette Reese at 201-927-4288.



March 6 Board Meeting and Women's History Discussion-- Details below.



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Celebrate  Women’s History Month
“Women Who Made a Difference in Your Life”
March 6, Barbara's house, 7:30 p.m.
After Board Meeting 





The woman who had an influence on you may  be a historical figure, national icon, a  community activist---  or someone  closer to you--- such as a  friend, mother, sister or grandmother. 

Think about what she  did that was an example to you , what she  said that made a difference in your life.

You are encouraged to bring  letters, diaries, news articles, pictures or other items, whatever you need to let us know how important that woman was to you.

Bring your ideas and memorabilia for the hour-long discussion on March 6th at Barbara 's house after the Board meeting.


The Gallup Poll site has the men and women who command our admiration in 2013. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama top the listing.

APRIL:

Candidates Forum 

This spring is Teaneck’s bi-annual Municipal Election scheduled for Tuesday, May 13th

There will be a Candidates’ Forum on April 24, 7 PM, at Teaneck High School.


LWV Consensus Preparation: 

Agricultural (US) and Education (NJ, Charter Schools)
Check our Studies page for links

Agricultural Consensus Meetings 

Information: LWV ILO consensus meeting on Food Safety (parts I and II) on March 11th at 11AM in the Garden Room at the park at 130 Engle St, Tenafly.

Consensus: The LWV has reserved the meeting room of the Paramus Public Library, 116 E. Century Road, Paramus, on Wednesday, April 2 from Noon to 3:00 pm for its Agriculture Study presentation and consensus.  All local leagues and their members are invited.


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