About Us

Who We Are

Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey (LWVNJ) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government.

Our name derives from the proud legacy of the women’s suffrage movement.  Today, more than 90 years after our founding, our members include women and men dedicated to safeguarding democracy.

What We Do

PROTECT New Jersey voters by analyzing problems on election days and recommending solutions to state and county officials, such as improving poll worker training.

ADVOCATE for the passage of legislation that extends and protects voting rights, offers equal education opportunities, and increases government transparency.

COORDINATE candidate forums and provide trained moderators to ensure nonpartisan discourse and promote fairness.

PROVIDE a year-round, toll free voter assistance hotline, 1-800-792-VOTE, to answer voting-related questions from the public, with extended hours on election days.

ANALYZE AND INTERPRET ballot questions for voters in clear, nonpartisan terms to help them make informed decisions on Election Day.

INTERVIEW candidates about crucial policy questions and widely distribute this vital information to voters.

PUBLISH AND DISTRIBUTE the New Jersey Citizen’s Guide to Government, a reference book that makes it easy for New Jerseyans to learn about their government and contact their elected officials.

Board Members for LWV Pompton Lakes, NJ

Carol Fouts, President

Lan Kassover, Treasurer

Lisa Ciancarelli, Public Relations, Publicity

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, June 1, 2021

  1. Treasurer’s Report –  The current treasury balance is $36. As a reminder, annual dues of $20 are payable in June. Members can mail cash or a check payable to Cash to Lan Kassover.  Lan will also send out a separate email reminder to members. .

  2. Voter Education – The main focus of today’s meeting was to discuss Voter Education for the upcoming primary on June 8. Lisa prepared an information piece and published it to our website League of Women Voters Pompton Lakes Website and to the following social media sites:

    Social Media:
    Facebook: Perfectly Pompton Post
    Facebook: LWV Pompton Lakes Post
    Nextdoor: Social Media Post

    All members were asked to comment or “like” the social media posts to give them greater visibility.
    At our next meeting we will discuss any lessons learned from the June 8 primary, begin to plan our Fall 2021 Candidate Forum, and explore possible Voter Registration drives.

  3. Next Meeting – Our next meeting will be Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm via Zoom.