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Harrison Women Voters League Celebrates 92 Years

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Harrison League of Women Voters President Lola Geiger said there's a lot to celebrate as the group approaches its 92nd birthday. With another year comes another chance for the league to remember what it does for the people of Harrison.

"Our work helps to bridge the gap between voters and elected officials," Geiger said. "From registering new voters to holding candidate debates and town hall meetings on important and sometimes controversial issues, league leaders in Harrison are working to inform the public about issues that impact their lives and giving them avenues to express their opinions."

The League of Women Voters will celebrate its 92nd birthday on Feb. 14. The group was founded in 1920 and has since grown into an educational and informative entity, most notable during elections and voting periods.

The league is one of more than 800 in the country. Geiger said the goals throughout all remain consistent.

"Our goal is to educate and inform," Geiger said. "We respect all points of view. We don't endorse or oppose any candidate or political party. This is what sets us apart from so many organizations, and it's why we are one of America's most trusted organizations."

The league's one-stop election information site, www.vote411.org , features answers to frequently asked voter-related questions and has become a popular resource for local voters.

"The most basic and important of these avenues is voting," Geiger said. "It is our hope that everyone will make their voices heard this election year by 'powering the vote.' In Harrison, league members will be assisting citizens in this process this year by registering voters, providing candidate and election information, and hosting candidate debates."

Membership in the League of Women Voters of Harrison is open to men and women of all ages. For more information about the league, residents can visit lwvny.org or call Lola Geiger at (914) 939-7066.

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