Tuesday, March 14, 2017

LWV Teaneck Board List & Upcoming Events

The LWV Teaneck Board List & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 Board Meeting, Barbara's house, 7:30 pm,  

Saturday, April 29, 2017: 62nd Biennial Convention  Monroe NJ

Coming up soon: check back for details:

Membership Tea (May 17

Annual Dinner (June 22)

LWV Teaneck Board List 


Arlene Gartenberg, Vice President, Program Planning

Barbara Ostroth, Vice President, Voter Service

Joyce Jacobs, Secretary

Pat Libutti, Treasurer 

Shirley Sosland, Membership 


Janet Austin and  Pat Libutti,  Women's History

Doris Thurber, Advocacy

Pat Libutti, LWVTeaneck Blog/Facebook page


Margot Embree Fisher,  Education

Naomi Cramer, Observer Corps

Contact: lwvteaneck@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sixty Years and More of a Grand Idea: LWVT History & Press Releases

Sixty Years and More of a Grand Idea:
History & Photo Album
August 2015


June 29, 2015 League of Women Voters of Teaneck Earns Award at Convention  
(Suburbanite, July 16, 2015)

October 15, 2014 League of Women Voters of Teaneck Concludes Study of Charter Schools (Suburbanite, November 6, 2014)

To the editor,
This August, our nation honors the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965, the historic civil

Patch Oct. 2012 LWV Guide: Teaneck School Board CandidatesThe candidates for Teaneck's Board of Education respond to questions ranging from test scores to outsourcing.

The League of Women Voters of Teaneck and Teaneck Council of Parents and Teachers has scheduled a Candidates’ Forum for the upcoming Board of Education election, Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Sen. Loretta Weinberg (at podium) and Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin  presented LWV Teaneck with a certificate of appreciation "celebrating 90 years of  voting privileges."( The Suburbanite, Oct. 7, 2010  Teaneck women honor 90th anniversary of Amendment)

July 15, 2010
League of Women Voters of Teaneck  Elects Officers
The 58th annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of Teaneck (LWV-Teaneck) took place on June 28 at the home of Marjorie Hirschberg in Cresskill.



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Materials for the Current Study: Sexual Assault on College Campuses

                               Consensus Study Materials:

                   Sexual Assault on College Campuses

At the May 2015 LWVNJ Convention, delegates adopted a study of Campus Sexual Assault due to the sense of epidemic proportions and visibility of the problem on the nation's and New Jersey's campuses. The League adopted this study because we note with alarm the increase, or at least the increase in reporting, of campus sexual assault and want to determine how best to respond to alleged sexual assault on students in college communities. The formal scope of the study adopted at Convention was as follows:

The Consensus meeting will be on Wed. Feb. 8th, Arlene's house.
The study will consider the following issues/questions:
How should sexual assault be defined? Here we want consider sexual assault on men as well as women as well as what constitutes consent.

What is the appropriate role for local law enforcement and for campus student services?

What are viable means of prevention that all campuses should implement?

In this regard, what is the role of men in eliminating gender-based violence?

Resources and Study Materials:

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Women's March : Links

    If you're going to DC for Saturday's march, check:


    Also, LWVNJ is a supporter of the Women's March on NJ  in Trenton on Saturday.  You can see more information if you go to that group's website.

    Meeting Wednesday, January 25 and Consensus Meeting Date Feb. 8

    Meeting Wednesday, January 25

    REMINDER: our regular meeting that will include the LWVNJ Program Planning item is at Joyce's home on Wednesday, January 25.  Please RSVP to Joyce and send her your agenda items.  


    Please mark your calendar.  Based on your responses to the proposed meetings dates, the meeting is on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:30 pm at my house.  


    Sunday, November 6, 2016

    If you missed the TIFF documentary TRAPPED , sponsored by LWVT

    This film is crucial to LWV members, since 1979, we have held a position on this subject. Current state's legislation and progress in dismantling it was the film's subject.

    Rent it at Netflix.

    The synopsis on the Netflix site is as follows:
    Amid a political climate that's produced a staggering array of regulations restricting abortion providers, this topical documentary looks at the clinics struggling to provide care and the people going to court to protect women's reproductive rights.

    Synopsis prepared by Barbara Ostroth, VP, Voter Service:

    Documentary - 90 minutes (http://www.trappeddocumentary.com)
    Directed by Dawn Porter
    Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Teaneck, NJ
    Talkback with Attorney Hillary Schneller, Center for Reproductive Rights; Angela Bonavoglia, author & journalist; Casey Olesko, Planned Parenthood NJ; moderated by Sandi Klein 
    OfficialSite - IMDb - Trailer
    From 2011 to 2013, hundreds of regulations were passed restricting access to abortion in America. Reproductive rights advocates refer to these as "TRAP" laws, or Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers. Trapped interweaves the personal stories behind these regulatory battles: from the physician who crisscrosses the country assuring medical services are available; to the strong women and men who run the clinics; to the lawyers leading the legal charge to eliminate these laws; to the women they are all determined to help.