Making Democracy Work

LWV of Huntington

LWV Huntington Voter publication

The most recent issue of LWV Huntington's Voter publication is now available online.

Voter Service Activities

LWV of Huntington voter registration drive at Bristal Assisted Living

Photos from LI Fall Festival: Our newest volunteer a high school senior helped us register voters. Our male members also help us. LWV not for women only!

Our local librarians displayed flyer informing who needed to register by Oct 9

LWV Huntington Garden Tea Party

The LWV of Huntington continues celebrating the 95th birthday of the LWV. JoAnn, Mary, Irene, and Dianne were among the thirty people enjoying the garden tea party in Dianne's beautiful garden. The highlight of the afternoon was legislative resolution presented to us by Assemblyman Raia and Asemblyman Lupinacci honoring the League.

Dianne Slavin, host of the tea party

Joyce Whitehead at the raffle table

Assemblymen Raia and Lupinacci

Dianne Slavin, Huntington Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia, Mary McLaughlin and Irene Ferrand

LWV Huntington Annual Meeting

The LWV of Huntington held a very successful dinner and annual meeting on June 15, 2015 at the Bonwit Inn.

Pictured below are Julia Canigani and Alexis Darrow (our SIA students) JoAnn Alario-Paulsen (Youth Committee Chair), JoAnn Raia (Huntington Town Clerk)and longtime member of LWV of Huntington, and Judie Gorenstein (President).

Pictured below is Elizabeth Hubbard, past president of LWVNYS, lifetime member of LWV of Huntington, long time advocate for affordable housing and current treasurer of Huntington Township Housing Coalition was key note speaker. In her address, "Foresighted and Tough--The LWV and Housing in Huntington, she presented history and current situation with housing.

Upcoming LWV Huntington Programs

LWV Huntington Legislative Committee

Legislative Committee

Do you enjoy discussing water protection, energy options, campaign financing, women's equality, election processes, ethics, judicial justice and other public policy issues?

If you have answered yes to any of the above, I encourage you to visit the January Legislative Committee meeting. We will be setting the agenda for the next few months leading to April/May visits with elected officials from Huntington.

Prior to these visits we discuss the background education materials supplied by our state league organization and reports from our local league observers to the town board and county legislature. I believe you will enjoy being a participant of a team of 3-4 committee members having a conversation with your NY state representative.

Arlene Forwand, Chair

Position on Housing

LWV of Huntington's Position on Housing

On June 27, 2002, members of the LWV of Huntington voted to accept the position statement on affordable housing adopted by the LWV of Suffolk County.

In order to meet the current and future housing needs of all citizens regardless of economic circumstances, there should be a diversity of affordable housing opportunities and types (ownership and rentals and single and multiple dwellings).

About LWV Huntington

The LWV of Huntington is an active and vibrant nonpartisan voluntary organization. Our mission is to encourage and engage citizens into being active and educated participants in government. We never ever support a politician or party. However, if after a careful and thorough study of an issue, we do come to a consensus, we advocate and lobby for it as well as lobbying and advocating for the national and state league legislative positions.

Democracy is not a spectator sport and we in the LWV of Huntington are definitely not spectators. We do voter registration drives, sponsor candidate nights, engage students in programs at their schools, help register new citizens at naturalization ceremonies, visit our elected politicians, attend Huntington Town Board meetings, do programs on the environment, health care, government, etc.

If you wish to know more about us, call the LWV of Huntington at (631) 421-5164 or email our officers or attend any of our meetings including board meetings. All are welcome!

LWV Huntington President: Judie Gorenstein


Officers of LWV Huntington

Judie Gorenstein

Vice Presidents
Brenda Reiss
Barbara Magaliff
Pat Fuchs

Treasurer and Membership Chair
Joyce Whitehead

Recording Secretary
Pat Fuchs

Corresponding Secretary
Arlene Forwand

Editor of Voter
Barbara Jo Kingsley

Elected Directors
JoAnn Alario-Paulsen
Liz Hennessey
Fran Hyde
Barbara Jo Kingsley
Rosemarie Sepanski
Dianne Slavin
Belinda Turner

Appointed Directors
Ann Gardner
Colette A Knuth
Teri Connaughton Schug
Linda Lessing

Honarary Directors Emerita
Marilyn Brown
Irene Ferrand

Active committees of LWV Huntington include:

Environmental committee
chair: Brenda Reiss

Legislative committee
chair: Arlene Forwand

Voter Service committee
chairs: Dianne Slavin and Barbara Magaliff

Youth committee
chairs: JoAnn Alario Paulsen, Fran Hyde

Anyone interested in being on these committees should contact the committee chair for information.