WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The League of Women Voters of White Plains will present its Civic Engagement Award to Lena Anderson, Esq., president of the White Plains/ Greenburgh NAACP, at the League’s Annual Winter Party on Sunday, March 5, at the home of Janice Abbott and Richard Bernstein in White Plains.
Anderson'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," according to a release from LWV of White Plains.
In addition, Fair Housing information workshops, health and welfare initiatives, and police accountability initiatives are done in collaboration with other community organizations.
Anderson has made issues of inequality and mistreatment a major focus of the branch as mandated by national leadership, the release said. The branch is proud of more than 80 years service since its founding in 1935.
Born in White Plains, Anderson'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.
The event will be from 3 - 5 p.m. For more information, call Libby Hollahan at (914)761-6259.
Janice Abbott and Richard Bernstein's home is at 177 Soundview Ave., White Plains.