Friday, October 19, 2018


--Barbara Ostroth, VP, Voter Services, LWV Teaneck

Monday, October 22nd, 7:30pm
Teaneck High School, 3rd floor Student Center
LWV Teaneck will hold a non-partisan candidates' forum for Teaneck Board of Education. The candidates are: Shahanaz Arjumand, Lisa Dash-Grimes, Victoria Fisher, Sarah Rappoport, and Gerald Reiner. Handicapped access (elevator) is located off the back parking lot of the building.

Monday, October 22nd, 7:30PMpm
Teaneck Library Auditorium
Bergen County GRASSROOTS will hold a candidates' forum for Bergen County Executive.  The candidates are: Norman Schmelz (R) and incumbent James J. Tedesco III (D).
Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 pm
Wilson Auditorium in Dickinson Hall, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack. 
LWV Bergen County will hold a candidates forum for Bergen County Executive. The candidates are: Norman Schmelz (R) and incumbent James J. Tedesco III (D).
Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 pm
Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Township of Washington
LWV Bergen County will hold a candidates forum for Congressional District 5. The candidates are: Wendy W. Goetz (Trade, Health, Environment); incumbent Josh Gottheimer (D); John J. McCann Jr. (R); and James Tosone (Libertarian).

Monday, October 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Teaneck High School, 3rd Floor Student Center
LWV Teaneck in cooperation with Teaneck Public Schools is hosting a CIVICS BOWL QUIZ for students and adults.  Prizes will be awarded to winners in each category (national, state, county, local) and light refreshments will be available courtesy of the TTEA.

Monday, October 29, 7:30pm
Teaneck Library
Bergen County GRASSROOTS will hold a candidates' forum for Bergen County Freeholders.  The candidates are: Eric Kulmala (R); Hector Olmo (R); incumbent Steven A. Tanelli (D); Thomas J. VonLindern (Big Green Machine); and incumbent Tracy Silna Zur (D).  

Thursday, November 1st, 7:30pm
Richard Rodda Center
The Northeast Block Association will hold a candidates' forum for Teaneck Board of Education.  The candidates are: Shahanaz Arjumand, Lisa Dash-Grimes, Victoria Fisher, Sarah Rappoport, and Gerald Reiner.

Monday, October 15, 2018



The League of Women Voters of Bergen County was notified late this afternoon that the 
Republican candidates for Bergen County Freeholder would not be participating in the candidate 
forum scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 to be held at the Bergen County Technical High School
 in Teterboro at 7:30 pm.  

Planning for the forum had been in the works for about 2 months, starting in August.  

All 5 candidates had been contacted and invited to participate.
The 2 Democratic candidates agreed to participate.  The Independent candidate was contacted 
but never replied to the 2 letters mailed  via USPS.  Under League rules, there must be at least 
1 more candidate than the number of seats available;  the LWV of Bergen County cannot 
proceed with a forum when only 2 candidates are participating and seeking 2 seats.
We want to thank Bergen Technical High School and its AV department for being prepared to host
 the forum and record the event for posting to the internet.  We want to thank our partners, the 
Jewish Community Relations Council and the Network for Responsible Public Policy, for helping 
spread the news about our forums (we have 2 others still on the schedule: go to  
We want to thank our League moderator who was willing to travel from Maplewood so that she could be an impartial facilitator.
We regret that we could not fulfill our mission: to inform and educate the public on policy and 
issues that face the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 

 Residents can go to, input their home address and find information of the races 
and candidates for their communities.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Oct.-Nov. Calendar : Candidates' Forum, Civics Bowl --and TIFF


Nov.8: LWVT Board Meeting. Arlene’s. 7:30 pm.

TIFF: Nov.2-3-4-5
See Soldier  On: Life After Deployment, Produced and Directed by LWVT member Susan Sipprelle. 
3 pm, Nov. 3, Puffin Foundation.

Oct. 29 Civics Bowl

Oct  22. Oct. 22. Candidates’ Forum. Teaneck High School, 100 Elizabeth St.   Student Center. Third Floor.

Soldier On: Life After Deployment

Directed by Susan Sipprelle
Description: Three women confront the challenges of readjusting to civilian life after their post-9/11 deployments. Their compelling and illuminating stories are presented in the context of a population that has little appreciation for the experiences and sacrifices of female veterans.
Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Teaneck; American Legion Post #128; VFW Post #1429; Gooney Bird Detachment of the Marine Corps League
Talkback with Susan Sipprelle, film director

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

The League in Voter Registration Action Fall 2018

Bergenfield:New Bridge  Farmer’s Market, Sept.29. Barbara Ostroth with voter. 

Middle picture: several voter registrants at Stop & Shop, including Arlene Gartenberg, Susan Sipprelle, Karen Bartholomew and Paula Rogovin, evaded rain torrents on Sept. 25 ( Rain Day).and conducted the registration. Shoppers at Stop & Shop Stopped.. 

Wed.  Sept. 26 Teaneck  high school students flocking to the registration table with Barbara.

Look at the October dates if you missed thi, to either register --or volunteer to register.

October Voter Registration Schedule