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LWV Action and Advocacy


The League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area provides unbiased, nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues. We actively engage in ensuring voter’s access to voting, including voter registration and removal of voting obstacles. To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. 



LWV Montclair Area Advocacy in Action


A single Local League member, Doris Schapira, propelled an issue to the national level by spearheading a study on human trafficking. The LWV Montclair Area member led a grassroots effort to analyze the topic via the implementation of a two-year study on this human rights issue. It was first presented to, then approved by the Montclair Area League, then successfully accepted by LWVNJ, and finally by the LWVUS.


  LWV at Human Trafficking conference

Members of LWV Montclair Area at the NJ Convention that approved a Human Trafficking Study 

(from left to right, standing - Susan Marano, Mary E. Murphy,

seated - Doris Schapira, Liz Santeramo, Jennette Williams)