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 April, 2023

  1. Treasury Report
    We have a balance of $80 in our treasury. Annual dues of $25 are payable in May. Checks payable to Cash should be mailed to Lan Kassover at 152 Whitney Ave, Pompton Lakes NJ 07442. If you are comfortable with it, you can also send cash.

  2. 2023 Citizen’s Guide
    The NJ League of Women Voters’ 2023 Citizen’s Guide has been published. Electronic copies were distributed to all members and urged to pass along to voters in town. Carol will order fifteen printed copies of the guide and distribute them to the town council at an upcoming meeting.

  3. June 2023 Primary Voter Education
    The Primary Election is Tuesday, June 6. Republican voters in Pompton Lakes will see a contested primary election. Councilwoman Jennifer Polidori has challenged incumbent Mayor Michael Serra for the Republican nomination. We agreed it is important to get the word out via social media to the Pompton Lakes voters.

    We discussed publicizing early voting which is scheduled for June 2-4 and will get information out via social media about the available locations. Since early voting is a new concept many people either do not know about it and many don’t know where to go. We agreed to get specific location information out on social media

    Members who are on social media are asked to “like,” repost and forward information Lisa posts on social media.  We will also ask the library to put up information on the electronic information board as we get closer to the date.

  4. National Night Out
    Pompton Lakes National Night Out is Tuesday, August 2. It was agreed we would reserve a table and provide voter education materials and voter registration.