WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The League of Women Voters of White Plains elected their first male president at the annual meeting on May 18.
“Stephen Cohen has done an outstanding job as voter service chair, organizing many volunteers to register voters with their voter registration drive and Vote 18 program which is conducted yearly in five White Plains high schools.” said Madeline Zevon, former League president.
The League of Women Voters is a unique, multi-issue, non-partisan, political organization, advocating for informed and active voter participation. The League hopes to attract a younger, more diverse membership, Zevon said.
The Vote 18 program teaches students about the historical struggle to gain universal voting rights in this country, it demonstrates to students the economic value of their vote, it promotes discussion of current events and it registers students to vote.
The League is committed to ensure that voters have the needed information to successfully participate in elections, Zevon said. They have created vote411.org -- an easy way to get local, state and national candidate information.
This year, the White Plains League plans to broaden their voter registration drive by registering new voters at the city’s colleges.
The League welcomes anyone interested to join this effort, by contacting Stephen Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.