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, July 12th, 2022

  1. Treasurer’s Report –The current balance is $89. Lisa has been reimbursed for the annual website maintenance expense.

  2. National Night Out – We are signed up to have a table at National Night Out on August 2. Helene and Lan will work our table this year. Carol will provide Helene with our league materials—voter registration forms, brochures, pens, and voter information. Lan agreed to pick up some candy to hand out. All members are encouraged to stop by and say hello and greet residents.

  3. High School Voter Registration – We will once again schedule a voter registration day at Pompton Lakes High School in September. We are targeting for National Voter Registration Day, which is Tuesday, September 20. Once school is back in session, Lan will reach out to the school to plan the event.  Pompton Lakes resident Maria Carroll joined our meeting as a possible new member. We would love to have her join.

  4. Meeting Venue
    Well, we tried meeting outdoors at Hershfield Park but it was kind of buggy and hot. Those present decided to revert to meeting via Zoom going forward as it is a viable option for all members.
  5. Next Meeting
    Our next meeting will be Tuesday, August 9 at 4:00 pm via Zoom.