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
Freyda Lazarus, President
Lan Kassover, Treasurer
Carol Fouts, Secretary
Lisa Ciancarelli, Public Relations, Publicity