Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.    JOIN/RENEWGIVE
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.    JOIN/RENEWGIVE



The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.


  • Regina Goutevenier

Vice President

  • Michele Lamberti


  • William McCollum


  • Marie Bellon


  • Amy Bass
  • Nancy Cowles
  • Judy Temkin Jacobson
  • Helen Kotzky
  • Patricia McCormick
  • Robert O’Brien
  • Kay Ullman
  • Jessica Weaver

Who We Are

We serve our local communities of East Williston, Glen Cove, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Great Neck, Manhasset, North Hills, Port Washington, Roslyn, Roslyn Harbor, Roslyn Heights, Sea Cliff, and Williston Park.

[(See map)We need a map of Nassau County dividing it into our 5 Leagues — with PWM highlighted]

Within our Inter-League Organization (LWV ILO Nassau County), we work closely with the other 4 leagues of Nassau County to educate and advocate on county-wide issues, 

We also work closely with the state league (LWVNY.org) on state legislation, voter services and outreach, and toolkits for serving our communities.

The National League serves its 700 local leagues in 50 all states, each a grassroots organization, by advocating for federal legislation, joining in legal actions to enforce compliance with good government legislation where local leagues and the national league have prioritized existing league positions (such as voting rights, climate justice, and women’s health rights), and by investing in the creation of such citizen tools as People Powered Fair Maps™ and Vote411.org, our award-winning online voter guide and voter information tool.


People often join our PWM League because they want to educate and advocate for issues they care about  — to actively serve their local and larger communities and to our democracy by working on issues without regard to partisan affiliation. For many issues, our PWM League or the NYS League (or US League) has a policy position that allows advocacy. Other issues may require study and advocacy to gain consensus about adopting that position.

We work on a host of issues — and provide numerous community services — some of which are listed below.  Some members offer specialized efforts, a few hours per month; others are passionate about their issue, working with our local league, leagues around NYS and the US.  We can help you find something that will allow you to help — at times and effort levels that work for you.  Join us to help engage our communities to strengthen our democracy.

The Board

Standing Committees of the Board

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Regina Goutevenier


  • Nancy Cowles


  • Nancy Kaplan


  • Antonia Petrash

Advocacy & Service

Youth Education,  Engagement, Students in Albany

  • Nancy Cowles
  • Regina Goutevenier

Voter Services — Candidate Forums

  • Judy Temkin Jacobson

Voter Services — Registration

  •  Patricia McCormick

Voters Guide/Vote411.org

  • Kay Ullman

Lunch with the League — State of the Town

  • Amy Bass

Civil Discourse

  • Katie Hangley
  • Dawn McCormick

Redistricting & Campaign Finance Reform

  • Michele Lamberti

Healthcare Reform

  • Judy Esterquest

2021-22 Program Issues

  • Election Law
  • Environmental & Natural Resources
  • Good Governance
  • Healthcare
  • Land Use
  • Redistricting
  • Voter Registration
  • Voting Reform — including RCV

Other issues we care about and seek local leadership

  • Equal Rights Act
  • Gun Control
  • Observer Corps
  • Town North Hempstead Housing Election
  • Voter Turnout
  • Vote411.org — outreach to and follow-up with local candidates
  • Other — what matters to you?