Welcome

 
 
 


Welcome to the website of the League of Women Voters of North East Westchester (LWVNEW). 
We provide voter education and information to the residents of Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco,
North Salem and Pound Ridge.

LWVNEW is a local chapter of a national, nonpartisan political organization.
We take positions on issues but never endorse or oppose candidates or political parties.
The League encourages informed and active participation in government, works
to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through
education and advocacy.

On a local level, voter service is a huge part of our core mission. We hold candidate
forums
in the spring and fall that are free and open to the public. We produce printed
and online Voters Guides which provide valuable information about candidates,
candidate forums and polling places.

We also hold other programs of interest. Last year, we held a screening of the
documentary Equal Means Equal, as well as our State of the Schools program 
featuring local school superintendents. And we held our State of the Towns program
featuring local town leaders. These events were free and open to the public.

Our youth outreach efforts include spring and fall voter registration drives at area high
schools and the selection of a local student for the Students Inside Albany (SIA) Conference.
SIA is an annual program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State
Education Foundation which brings together 60 high school students from across
the state for a first-hand education about New York’s government. The program is designed
to increase high school students' awareness of their responsibility as future voters in
representative government.

Feel free to email us at LWVNEW@gmail.com for more information.
We welcome new members! If you are interested in joining us, please contact
Membership Chair Kay Tyler at
kaykolman@optimum.net.

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Membership is open to all citizens and non-citizens 16 and older.

Students may join at a reduced rate. For more information please email us at  lwvnew@gmail.com