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, November 10, 2020

  1. We conducted our final meeting of 2020 via Zoom on Tuesday, November 10 at 4:00 pm. The following members were in attendance:

    1. Helene Zablocki

    2. Arline Lowe

    3. Lan Kassover

    4. Carol Fouts

  2. Treasury ReportLan reported that the Treasury has a balance of $36 following recent expenditures for yard signs and website maintenance.  Dues will be payable in June 2021 and we do not anticipate any major expenses prior to June.

  3. 2020 ElectionWe discussed our efforts leading up to the 2020 general election and believe that our voter education campaign (Thanks Lisa for the strong social media presence!!) was very effective.  We think mail-in ballots are here to stay to some degree and continuing to educate our voters will be key.  Everyone who has one of Arline’s signs should hang on to it for future elections.  You can follow this link to read the National League of Women Voters statement on the 2020 presidential election:  https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/lwv-statement-2020-presidential-election-results

  4. Moving Forward – Heading into 2021 we would like to continue and even expand our efforts to educate voters.  We hope to have a few guest speakers at our upcoming meetings and brainstorm new ideas to engage voters, expand candidates’ input into Vote411.org, register new voters and engage additional members. 2021 brings a mayoral election in Pompton Lakes and we hope to have a candidate forum—maybe even in person.

  5. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Please note the new time.