The League of Women Voters of White Plains will present their Civic Engagement Award to Lena Anderson, Esq. President of the White Plains/ Greenburgh NAACP. The award will be presented at the League’s Annual Winter Party on Sunday, March 5th from 3 to 5 PM at the home of Janice Abbott and Richard Bernstein, 177 Soundview Avenue in White Plains.
Lena’s work with the NAACP has been her calling as she follows the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. focusing on voter registration and voter education. In this work, she has partnered with the League of Women Voters of White Plains. Under her leadership, the Branch has forged a national agenda under the seven “Game Changers: Education, Health, Civic Engagement, Criminal Justice, Economic Development, Youth Empowerment and Environmental Justice”. In addition, Fair Housing Information workshops, Health and Welfare initiatives, and Police Accountability initiatives are done in collaboration with other community organizations.
Lena has made issues of inequality and mistreatment a major focus of the branch as mandated by National leadership. The branch is proud of more than 80 years service since its founding in 1935. Born in White Plains, Lena’s goal is activism and civic engagement to keep White Plains on the radar of the “Most desirable City in NY State” in which to live.
All are welcome to the League’s Annual Winter Party. A buffet dinner will be served at the cost of $30 per person/$45 per couple in advance and $35 per person at the door. For more information contact Libby Hollahan at 914-761-6259