Climate Change in the Garden State

posted by Ellen Kemp

Thursday, April 11, 7:30
DeCorso Community Center
15 East 4th Street, New Providence, NJ 07974

Dr. David Robinson, Presenter

As the New Jersey State Climatologist, Dr. Robinson has conducted research of an applied nature that focuses on the diverse weather and climate of the Garden State. This includes topics such as climate change, drought, flooding, and issues involving agriculture, transportation, public safety and commerce. He has also served on a number of national committees and occasionally publishes on issues related to his interest in the collection and archiving of accurate climatic data.

For further information please go to our website at

Building a Feminist Future

posted Mar 2, 2019, 12:54 PM by Ellen Kemp

Building a Feminist Future

Moderator Training

posted Mar 2, 2019, 12:49 PM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Mar 2, 2019, 12:49 PM ]

Two Dates

April 14, 2019; Sunday 12 – 4:30 PM
Moderator Training 101: Introduction to Becoming a LWV Moderator

League moderators committed to providing unbiased debates are in high demand! Will you help us provide this vital service to New Jersey voters? Join us for an introduction to becoming a trained League of Women Voters of New Jersey Moderator; the first required step.

DeCorso Community Center
15 E 4th St., New Providence, NJ 07974
Cost: $10 to cover the cost of materials; payable at the door.
Register: Please RSVP to Pat Thompson at by April 10, 2019.

April 28, 2019, Sunday 12- 4:30 PM
Moderator Training 201: Becoming an Effective LWV Moderator

Have you taken a moderator training already, but could use some more guidance? This is a practice review for beginning and experienced moderators. We will include some role playing to help build confidence, improve your moderating skills, and teach you how you can effectively navigate difficult situations.

Cost: $10 to cover the cost of materials; payable at the door.
Register: Please RSVP to Pat Thompson at by April 24, 2019

Remember the Ladies

posted Feb 4, 2019, 11:58 AM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Feb 20, 2019, 2:38 PM ]

Author's Talk on Women's Suffrage by

Angela P. Dodson

"Remember the Ladies"

Wednesday, March 6th

7 to 8:30 PM

Lawrence Headquarters Library 

Co-sponsored by Mercer County Library

Refreshments will be served

To register, please click here.

Redistricting Public Forum

posted Jan 18, 2019, 4:55 AM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Feb 20, 2019, 11:17 AM ]

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Maeder Auditorium, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton Universit
86 Olden Street, Corner of Prospect Avenue

Sponsored by Princeton Gerrymandering Project, Fair Districts New Jersey Coalition, League of women Voter of New jersey, Network for Responsible Public Policy
Redistricting Forum

Dark Money

posted Jan 15, 2019, 1:00 PM by Ellen Kemp

Dark Money

DARK MONEY, a PBS documentary and political thriller, uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. A screening of this important film will be on

Sunday, February 10, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton
Sophie Fahs Theater
50 Cherry Hill Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Dark Money examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, Dark Money uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. 

And closer to home? New Jersey's "Dark Money" bill (S-1500) is closer than ever to becoming law in New Jersey. Here's the latest:

Find out more on February 10th!

Violence Against Women

posted Jan 9, 2019, 5:33 PM by Ellen Kemp

Please join us on Monday March 11, 2019 to hear Ruth Anne Koenick speak about
#MeToo: Violence Against Women: History and Hope
Details are on the attached poster

Violence Against Women Flyer

Great Decisions

posted Dec 4, 2018, 1:03 PM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Dec 4, 2018, 1:03 PM ]

The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence & Summit is sponsoring the Great Decisions Program for 2019. Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association, is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.

The program runs on Wednesdays from February 6, 2019 to March 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 

Meetings are held at
The DeCorso Community Center
15 East 4th Street
New Providence, NJ
(take Springfield Avenue to Livingston Avenue and 4th Street is a short distance in).

The cost for the eight week session is as follows:
  • $85.00 for League and SCC/AAUW members
  • $95.00 for non-League and SCC/AAUW members
  • Drop-ins may attend and pay $20.00 for individual sessions (pay at the individual session) 
  • Students may attend individual sessions at $10 per session
You may register to attend and pay here via PAYPAL at the League website at
or send a check made payable to the League of Women Voters.
Please mail your check to:
Patricia Dixon Black
52 Ethan Drive, Apt 1A
New Providence, NJ 07974
This year members of the Summit College Club should use the LWV cost.

The Foreign Policy Association provides an excellent manual, which you receive upon registration. A video clip is shown at the beginning of each session. Lively discussion is encouraged by the facilitator. After each session, participants fill out opinion ballots, which are sent to members of Congress and appropriate government departments.

We’re pleased to announce the topics for Great Decisions 2019! The eight topics are:
  • FEBRUARY 6: Refugees and Global Migration
  • FEBRUARY 13: The Middle East: Regional Disorder
  • FEBRUARY 20: Nuclear negotiations: Back to the Future?
  • FEBRUARY 27: The Rise of Populism in Europe
  • MARCH 6: Decoding U.S.-China Trade
  • MARCH 13: Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
  • MARCH 20: The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
  • MARCH 27: State of the State Department and Diplomacy

Redistricting and Gerrymandering

posted Sep 19, 2018, 5:04 PM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 5:04 PM ]

A Message from the Lawrence LWV:Please join us for our October meeting and welcome guest speaker Helen Kioukis, LWVNJ Program Associate and redistricting specialist. Come and learn about "Redistricting/Gerrymandering 101," learn about NJ's current redistricting process, learn about ourNJ Fair Districts Campaign
and get involved in fair redistricting reform.
Wednesday, October 3, at 7 PMLawrence Headquarters Branch Library
2751 Brunswick Pike (off Darrah Lane)
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Library phone: 609-882-9246
Fair Districts New Jersey
Fair Districts New Jersey is a nonpartisan coalition fighting to reform New Jersey’s redistricting process.
We believe redistricting should be impartial and transparent. By maximizing public input in the process and instituting an independent citizens commission, we can put power where it belongs - in the hands of voters!
We've got to move fast. Redistricting happens in 2021!

Princeton School Board Candidate Forum

posted Sep 19, 2018, 5:44 AM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 5:44 AM ]

The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area and Princeton Community TV will sponsor a forum among candidates for Princeton Board of Education:

Thursday, October 4 at 7 PM
Channing Hall, Unitarian Universalist Congregation
50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton

Video of the forum will be rebroadcast on Princeton Community TV and posted at and

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