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, January 12, 2021

  1. Treasurer’s Report – The current treasury balance is $36. As a reminder, annual dues of $20 are payable in June. Upcoming expenditures: Domain Fee – $18.

  2. Recap of General Election 2021 – As a group we discussed our successes in the areas of communication and voter education during the run-up to the general election. We plan to build on those successes in 2021. In 2021 Pompton Lakes will be electing a new mayor and New Jersey a new governor.

  3. National League Activities – On January 21, the National League is hosting a webinar on how the League’s nonpartisan and Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) policies intersect and how to navigate them during hyper-partisan times. We encourage everyone to attend. Here is the link if you’d like to register. webinar how our nonpartisan and DEI policies intersect. We plan to discuss at our next meeting.

  4. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9 at 4:00 pm via Zoom.