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Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE

About Us

About the Nassau County League

Our Mission

The League of Women Voters of Nassau County educates and advocates on topics of county-wide importance, conduct voter service at the county level, and are actively involved in following county government issues. Email us or call 516.431.1628 for more information on LWVNC.

To learn more about local issues, local League meetings and educational forums, or to join the League, please contact one of the five local Leagues in Nassau County listed below (you are not required to live in the townships in the local League name).

Who We Are

Central Nassau Co-PresidentsPatricia Meadows, Ann Leiter
East Nassau Co-PresidentsBarbara Josepher, Norma Schaefer, Barbara Epstein, Peg Stein
Port Washington-Manhasset PresidentRegina Goutevenier

Our Purpose Is To …

  • Encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government.
  • Increase understanding of major public policy issues.
  • Advocate for public policies that promote LWV goals reached through member participation and agreement.

What Are Our Principles?


  • In representative government and in the individual liberties established in the Constitution of the United States
  • Democratic government depends upon the informed and active participation of its citizens and requires that governmental bodies protect the citizen’s right to know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings and making public records accessible
  • Every citizen should be protected in the right to vote; that every person should have access to free public education that provides equal opportunity for all; and that no person or group  should suffer legal, economic or administrative discrimination
  • Efficient and economical government requires competent personnel, the clear assignment of responsibility, adequate financing, and coordination among the different agencies and levels of government
  • Responsible government should be responsive to the will of the people; that government should maintain an equitable and flexible system of taxation, promote the conservation and development of natural resources in the public interest, share in the solution of economic and social problems that affect the general welfare, promote a sound economy, and adopt domestic policies that facilitate the solution of international problems;
  • Cooperation with other nations is essential in the search for solutions to world problems, and that the development of an international organization and international law is imperative in the promotion of world peace.

Areas We Serve

The three Leagues represent the following villages and unincorporated areas (hamlets) of Nassau County. It is recommended that you join the local League nearest where you live, but you can join any local League of your choice.
Central Nassau
East Nassau
Port Washington-Manhasset
Floral ParkRockville Centre
Franklin SquareRoosevelt
Garden CityStewart Manor
LakeviewWest Hempstead
New Hyde ParkWestbury
BellmoreMassapequa Park
East MeadowNorth Bellmore
FarmingdaleOld Bethpage
FreeportOyster Bay
Island TreesPlainview


East WillistonPort Washington
Glen CoveRoslyn
Glen HeadRoslyn Harbor
Glenwood LandingRoslyn Heights
Great NeckSea Cliff
ManhassettWilliston Park
North Hills