LWVNJ to Receive Proclamation

posted Jan 21, 2020, 11:31 AM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Jan 21, 2020, 11:31 AM ]

LWVNJ 100th anniversary proclamtion
Please join us for a special 100th anniversary event. On February 10, 2020, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey will receive a proclamation in honor of this historic milestone. League members are invited to attend and view the proclamation presentation from the Senate Gallery, where there will be a section roped off for League members and supporters.

February 10th, 2020 (arrive no later than 1:30 pm)

New Jersey State House, Senate Gallery

We are also hosting an open house at our office (204 West State Street, Trenton) that day starting at 10 am. Open house hours are 10 am – 1 pm (then we will head over to the State House) and 3 pm – 5 pm (after the conclusion of the proclamation ceremony).

RSVP: Please RSVP to by February 7th.
All League members are invited to attend.

Census 2020

posted Jan 9, 2020, 8:19 AM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Jan 9, 2020, 8:20 AM ]

Census 2020

Ending Gerrymandering with People-Powered Reforms

posted Oct 31, 2019, 1:12 PM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Oct 31, 2019, 1:12 PM ]

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey will be hosting the California Independent Redistricting Commission in a town hall co-sponsored by with the Princeton Gerrymandering Project:

Ending Gerrymandering with People-Powered Reforms
Thursday, November 14th from 4-5pm
McCosh Hall Room 28
Princeton University

The California Commission received the prestigious Innovations Award from Harvard’s Kennedy School and is using the grant money to travel across the country to discuss redistricting reform and share their experiences as ordinary voters selected to draw California’s new maps.
Redistracting Town Hall
Facebook Link for further information

NJ Maternal Mortality

posted Oct 11, 2019, 6:22 AM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Nov 28, 2019, 5:53 AM ]

Click here for a video of the panel discussion.


NJ Maternal Mortality: A Critical Issue


Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of New Jersey

Women and Family Issues Committee


Join the discussion!

Free & Open to the Public

Thursday, November 14, 2019   |   7:00 PM

DeCorso Center   |   15 E 4th Street, New Providence


==>       Every day two women die in the U.S. following childbirth

==>       NJ has the 4th highest rate of maternal mortality in the U.S.

==>       An African American woman is five times more likely to die from complications of childbirth than a white women


What are the practices, economic realities and causes of New Jersey’s high rate of maternal mortality? 


How can we work together to

 improve care and outcomes in our state? 


Panel members:

Nastassia Davis, Founder, Perinatal Health Equity Foundation

Mary A. Ditri, Vice-President, Community Health, NJ Hospital Association

S. Nadia Hussain, Maternal Justice Campaign Director Moms Rising

Jill Wodnick, Montclair State University. Lamaze International

Judith A. Woop, RN, M.Ed

Maternal Health

Conversation about Mercer County Government

posted Sep 30, 2019, 4:10 PM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Sep 30, 2019, 4:15 PM ]

Please note the correct time for this event is 7-8:30 PM

Mercer County Seal
Electing a County Executive and Two Freeholders in November 2019

The Princeton Public Library invites the public to a conversation on 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 7-8:30 PM
The Newsroom of the Princeton Public Library

with four individuals who know Mercer County well. Panelists will be:
  • Scott Sillars of Princeton and chair of Princeton's Citizen Finance Advisory Committee, which studied NJ county finances and duties;
  • Sam Frisby of Trenton and a Mercer County Freeholder;
  • Irene Goldman of Ewing, a leader in reforming NJ elections which are administered by counties; and
  • Jeffrey Laurenti of Trenton, a keen analyst of both New Jersey and international policies and experienced in the role the county plays in its largest city.
The discussion will be moderated by Ingrid Reed, retired director of The New Jersey Project at Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics.

More information at Princeton Public Library

Forum for Candidates for Princeton Board of Education

posted Sep 23, 2019, 7:25 AM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Sep 23, 2019, 7:25 AM ]

Candidates ForumWednesday, October 2, 2019
7 PM
Monument Main
1 Monument Drive

Princeton Area League Registers New Voters

posted Sep 22, 2019, 10:47 AM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Sep 22, 2019, 10:56 AM ]

Registering New Citizens 2019

The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area was pleased to offer voter registration to new US citizens who were sworn in at a Naturalization Ceremony in Princeton on September 18, 2019. 

During the ceremony, hosted by the Princeton Public Library, 23 men and women from 12 different countries were administered the Oath of Allegiance by Ya-Mei Chen, Field Office Director for the Mount Laurel Office of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Remarks were made by Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert and Ben Chang, Acting Assistant Vice President for Communications, Princeton University. The ceremony also included a pledge of allegiance to the flag, singing of the national anthem and several patriotic videos.

Princeton League members Sandy Smith, Jeanne Turner, Carin Lin, Cindy Gordon, and Melissa Scott answered a number of questions from the new citizens and helped 13 of them complete their registration forms. It was exciting for everyone to participate in this very first act of citizenship!

Sandy Smith and Carin Lin
Sandy Smith and Carin Lin at the Princeton Public Library, September 18, 2019

Registering a New Citizen
Sandy Smith aids a new citizen in registering to vote.

Juvenile Justice Commission

posted Jul 11, 2019, 9:30 AM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Jul 11, 2019, 9:31 AM ]

LWV of Monroe Township


JULY 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Municipal Building, Monroe Township

SPEAKER: Edwin Lee, from the Juvenile Justice Commission of N.J.

Come and learn about important programs for N.J. Youth

The Juvenile Justice Commission: Realizing Potential and Changing Futures 

“The Commission emphasizes accountability and offers programming that afford young people the opportunity to become independent, productive and law abiding citizens. “

Meeting Schedule 2019-20

posted May 31, 2019, 11:54 AM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Oct 29, 2019, 7:56 PM ]

LWV-Princeton Area Meeting Schedule

All meetings will take place from 7-9 pm at the Suzanne Patterson Building in Princeton. Leadership Committee members responsible for leading the agenda at each meeting are listed.
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019: Lee Forbes
    • Welcome new members; focus on Voter Service for November election
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019: Sandy Smith (Business Meeting Cancelled)
    • Leadership Committee Planning Meeting
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020: Lee Forbes
    • LWVUS Program Planning
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Sandy Smith
    • Plan for next year

Affordable Housing in NJ: What's Next?

posted Apr 24, 2019, 10:25 AM by Ellen Kemp

Affordable Housing NJYou are invited to attend: 
An NJ Spotlight Roundtable
Affordable Housing in New Jersey: What's Next?
Friday, May 31, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

More than 250 New Jersey municipalities have finalized with the courts and housing advocates plans that detail how many affordable homes they are allotting within their borders and where these units could be built.

Not all of the proposed developments will happen. Towns are not obligated to build all the housing, they simply need to allow for its construction. It's not clear how many may be built as there is no longer a state agency overseeing the process.

This year, for the first time in more than a decade, a New Jersey governor has proposed depositing the full amount of fees received — about $60 million — into the state Affordable Housing Trust Fund in recognition of the need for more affordable housing.

At this NJ Spotlight roundtable experts will look briefly at the history of the affordable housing issue in New Jersey — from the Mount Laurel decisions to the current court process — and dive deeply into:
  • Where we are today regarding the state's need for more affordable homes
  • How many more municipalities need to draft plans and how many units are planned?
  • How many homes are actually likely to be built? Where and when? Who's going to pay for them?
  • What are the prospects of the state retaking control of the process?
Attendees may submit questions for consideration in advance of the event as part of the registration process.


Staci Berger, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ

Kevin Walsh, Executive Director, Fair Share Housing Center

Additional panelists to be named.


Colleen O'Dea, Editor at Large, NJ Spotlight

RWJ Hamilton Center for Health & Wellness
3100 Quakerbridge Road
Mercerville, NJ 08619

For more information and to register, click here.

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