Two amazing Westchester women passed away in the past 6 months, Renata Schwebel and Marcy (Marcella) Kahn.
I want you to know their names because, like so many other women of their generation, they did not receive the recognition they deserved. Renata and Marcy committed themselves unequivocally to education, the arts, politics and women’s reproductive rights – and they helped change the face of Westchester.
Marcy, as an active member of the Westchester League of Women Voters, pressed for reapportionment. They fought for the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1964 “one-person, one-vote ” decision, and won in 1969, when the state Court of Appeals upheld their governance plan. They moved the County from a government by a Board of Supervisors to one governed by a Board of Legislators.
Renata and Marcy did not have to be asked to take action; they did what was needed because they were driven to act.
Both of these women also made significant annual donations to WCLA PAC because they knew the power of our Bright Yellow ProChoice Voting Guide and its impact at the voting booths. They knew that if you cannot control your own body, you have nothing.
While it is always a struggle, without their contributions this year, we will come up short. We need your help and we need it now.
We have two asks of you:
1. Please Donate to WCLAPAC.org today.
2. And going forward, in honor of these two women, and all of those who fought for our rights, don’t wait to be asked – ACT!
Below are links about Marcy Kahn and Renata Schwebel and the history of the districting of Westchester County.
Thank you for your generosity.
p.s. A special thanks to Jean Pollak who was President of the Westchester League of Women Voters at the time.