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About Us

Election Information, our mission, location, committees, board of directors, nonpartisan policy

Our Mission

Our Mission

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. Part of the pleasure of belonging to LWVH is participating as a group in community activities.

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The Hamptons

Windmills throughout the Hamtons remind us of our past

The Hamptons, on the East End of Long Island's South Fork, are comprised of the Towns of Southampton and East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York State. We are about 100 miles east of New York City on Long Island. Montauk Point is the eastern end of the Hamptons.

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons (LWVH) is a member of the Inter-League Organization (ILO) of Suffolk County.

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Public Activities

Our 2015 Holiday Party was attended by elected officials as well as LWVH members

SH and EH Anti-Bias Task Forces
A July 2015 public meeting presented Anti-Bias Task Force representatives from both Towns

Our Dec. 8 2014 annual holiday party was enjoyed by all

LWVH co-sponsored a Congressional debate between Tim Bishop (right) and Lee Zeldin on Oct. 16, 2014




Our League enthusiastically participated in the third Annual NVRD on September 23 2014

Joanne Samborn
We registered voters at 12 locations on National Voter Registration Day 2014




Committees

Participation on a committee is strictly voluntary. Our committees offer a setting where you can get involved in the issues you're already interested in or choose a new interest -- from the environment to helping people register and vote to influencing health issues on the South Fork. League members enjoy the satisfaction of knowing their hands-on efforts help improve our quality of life and further democracy in action.

Committee Heads

Education: Judi Roth; Health: Valerie King; Government: Ann Sandford and Cathy Peacock; Membership: Judy Samuelson and Joanne Samborn; Natural Resources: Glorian Berk; Publicity: Arlene Hinkemeyer; Special Events: Gladys Remler and Joanne Samborn; Voter Services: Anne K. Marshall and Carol Mellor; The Voter: Managing Editor, Judy Samuelson; Design/Production Head, Bruce McGowan; Advertising Manager, Cathy Peacock. Webmaster: Judy Samuelson

Joining a committee virtually assures the pleasure of working with informed, like-minded individuals and the knowledge that your precious time is well-spent.
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Left: Voter Services Committee Thanks Ursula Lynch and Joanne Samborn

Honored at the LWV-Suffolk County post-election breakfast for their tireless work to inform and register voters in 2012


Guests enjoy Joy Cordery's rose garden
The Special Events committee organized a fundraiser in the lovely rose garden of a member. Guest speaker Harvey Feinstein entertained and informed about roses.

2016 Programs and Positions

"Programs" is a League term for the priorities or goals we will endeavor to advance. The first step is usually to assign to a related committee.

2014 program planning meeting
In January, members chose topics on which to focus
At our May 2016 Annual Meeting, the membership adopted these as our local programs.

o Health.

  • Planned Parenthood funding & support
  • Women's Health (access, cost, right to privacy) and Family Health
  • Suggested means include PIM, Voter articles, L to E's

Voter Services
  • Get out the vote for local elections. I.e.: FD's and School Boards
  • Advocate reform at the Suffolk County Board of Elections
  • Educate voters about the CPF 20-year Funding Extension to be on the November Ballot, including 20% for water quality.
  • Encourage conformity regarding Absentee Ballot applications in the towns and villages.
  • Suggest means including Letters to Editors (LTE) to o Publicize issues and elections o Raise the profile of LWVH
  • Use new methods, like yard signs, theater marquees, bus signs, Facebook to inform voters
  • Send copy of ballot to press, put on website
  • Some sort of public event, like for NVR day

Increase Participation by Membership as well as gain new members
  • Look for new members in other like-minded community organizations (CAC's)
  • Special Events pull in new members
  • Collaborate with like-minded groups (GGG in EH, CACs, Nature Conservancy, etc.)

Positions Reaffirmed in 2016

We are a political organization. Once a position has been studied and a resolution is voted upon, we advocate for that position. We never support or endorse a political party or candidate for elected office. These are items we endorse, but do not actively pursue until such time as the opportunity arises to work on. x

Panel of soldiers at November 2013
November 2013 panel of female soldiers discussed women in the military

Board of Directors 2017-2018

LWVH Board 2017-18

The Board of Directors meets at 2 p.m.on the first Wednesday of each month at the Southampton Community Center in Bridgehampton. Members and visitors are welcome.

Co-Presidents with Honorary Member Dottie Simons
Co-Presidents Berk and Samuelson thanked Dottie Simons [center]for allowing us to have our 2014 holiday party at Dodds & Eder

Minutes from Annual Meetings

Non-Partisan Policy