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Candidates Forums Fall 2013

posted Sep 5, 2013, 5:08 PM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Sep 19, 2013, 8:58 PM ]
Candidates for Princeton Council
met on Monday, September 16 at 7:00 PM at Monument Hall, 1 Monument Drive, in the main meeting room. Questions were taken from the audience. The forum was videotaped by George McCollough of Princeton Community TV for rebroadcast and posted on Community TV's website and on the League's website

Rebroadcasts of the Princeton Council forum will air on Princeton Community TV as follows:
Sept. 22 at 9 pm
Sept. 24 at 8 pm
Sept. 25 at 11 pm
Sept. 28 at 9:30 pm
Oct. 1 at 5 pm
Oct. 4 at noon
Oct. 5 at 11 am

Candidates for the Princeton Board of Education
met on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 PM at Monument Hall, 1 Monument Drive, in the main meeting room. Questions were taken from the audience. The forum was videotaped by George McCollough of Princeton Community TV for rebroadcast and posted on Community TV's website and the League's website.

Rebroadcasts of the Princeton Board of Education forum will air on Princeton Community TV as follows:
Sept. 23 at 11 pm
Sept 24 at 9 pm
Sept. 26 at 9 am
Sept. 28 at 8:30 pm
Sept. 30 at 5 pm
Oct. 2 at 11 pm
Oct. 4 at 1 pm
Oct. 5 at 10 am

Voter Registrations Fall 2013

posted Sep 5, 2013, 5:04 PM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Sep 5, 2013, 5:05 PM ]
Thursday, September 19, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Princeton Farmers' Market 
Saturday, September 21, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at McCaffrey's in the Princeton Shopping Center 
Thursday, October 10, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Princeton Farmers' Market

Tuesday, September 17, 6:00 PM, at the Mary Jacobs Library in the adult services area 
Saturday, September 21, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Montgomery Farmers' Market 

West Windsor 
Every Saturday in September at the West Windsor Farmers' Market 

Plans for 2013-14

posted Jun 18, 2013, 7:48 AM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated May 21, 2014, 4:10 PM ]
Meeting Dates: 
Tuesdays, September 24 and October 8
7:00-9:00 PM  at the Suzanne Patterson Building 

Tuesdays, November 12, December 10, January 14, February 11, and March 11
10:30 AM-12:30 PM at the Princeton Public Library 

Tuesdays, April 8, May 13, and June 10
7:00-9:00 PM at the Suzanne Patterson Building 

Special Events – Please Volunteer! 
August 6 – National Night Out – West Windsor 
August 6 – Community Night Out – Princeton 
August 26 – Women's Equality Day 
September Saturdays – Voter Registration at West Windsor Farmers' Market 
September 19 - Voter Registration at Princeton Farmers' Market
September 20-21 Voter Registration to meet deadline for October 16 Senate-seat election 
September 21 – LWVNJ Fall Workshops 
September 27-28 - Statewide Voter Registration Weekend 
October 10 – Voter Registration at Princeton Farmers' Market 
April 25, 2014 – Stand Against Racism 
April 27 , 2014 – Communiversity 

New Activities: 
In addition to Voter Service activities (details to be announced in late summer), plans for next year include: 
  • The creation of an Action Committee to restore voting rights to all parolees and probationers who are U.S. Citizens, an LWVNJ position. Nancy Hall and Chrystal Schivell are interested in taking advantage of the momentum generated in Princeton by the New Jim Crow Project, based on Michelle Alexander's book The New Jim Crow about mass incarceration. If the League can muster a committee, we might partner with members of the Project and with the ACLU's “Unlock the Vote” initiative. 
  • Participation in LWVNJ's Lobby Corps – Example: Women's Lobby Day, June 20 in Trenton 
  • The reinstitution of an Observer Corps. Checking with area high schools about registering seniors to vote is an example of an Observer Corps activity. By attending meetings of Building One New Jersey, the local school board or council, or another organization, you may find issues of interest that League could support. 
Please remember that Voter Service and membership are everyone's responsibility. Carry your LWV tote bag! Display your LWV pin on your purse or shirt! Perhaps someone will notice them and ask about the League. Keep some voter registration forms in your car or handbag – just in case! And feel free to organize your own voter registration or debate. Chrystal Schivell will supply materials and guidance. 

If you have questions or comments, or to volunteer, please contact: 

Check our website for updates:

Annual Meeting June 2013

posted May 16, 2013, 8:04 AM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated May 19, 2013, 7:05 PM ]
Please note that the date for our annual meeting and dinner is Monday, June 10, 2013. (The date for this event had tentatively been scheduled for June 17, but is now confirmed for the 10th.)

The meeting & dinner will take place from 6 - 8:30 PM at the Salt Creek Grille in Princeton Forrestal Village (Route 1 south, near the Westin hotel). This is the same location as last year.

Penny Venetis
We are honored to have as our keynote speaker Penny Venetis, Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, and Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise Scholar. She will talk to us about Voters' Rights.

Prior to joining Rutgers–Newark in 1994, Professor Venetis clerked for Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. She also practiced law with the firm O’Melveny & Myers for four years. While there, she worked on complex commercial litigation as well as human rights projects. Among those projects was working with the UN Special Rapporteur investigating war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. She also investigated human rights abuses in the implementation of Peru’s anti-terrorism laws. At Rutgers-Newark, Professor Venetis specializes in civil rights and international human rights impact litigation. Among other things, she has worked on cutting edge issues concerning the human rights of political asylum seekers and immigrants detained in the aftermath of 9/11. Her work focuses on the interplay between international human rights law and U.S. constitutional law. Professor Venetis earned a B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. cum laude from Boston College Law School.

Cost: $40 per person, with a cash bar 

Please make your check payable to: 
The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area 
and mail check by June 3 to 
LWV of the Princeton Area 
PO Box 253 
Kingston, NJ 08528

A formal invitation will be coming soon. We hope that you can join us for this important event!

Civil Rights Documentary

posted Apr 12, 2013, 7:06 AM by Ellen Kemp
The League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township and Lawrence High School invite you to a screening of 

The Struggle to Create: A Civil Rights Documentary

A film created by the LHS Threads Civil Rights Movie Team

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7 PM
Lawrence High School Auditorium
School phone: 609-671-5510

Come and see the film about the 1970's founding of Eggerts Crossing Village, Lawrence's subsidized low and moderate income housing.

This pioneering effort became a regional and national model -- and Eggerts Crossing Village remains a great place to live.

At the showing you will meet the students and community leaders who are making history!

Refreshments will be served

Communiversity 2013

posted Apr 9, 2013, 7:57 PM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated May 4, 2013, 9:45 AM ]
Sunday, April 28, 2013Communiversity Table
1:00 - 6:00 PM
The LWV of the Princeton Area will have a table at Communiversity.

Volunteers are needed to staff our table. Please email, attention Nancy Hall, to join in.

Thank you in advance for your support and participation!

For photos and a summary of the League's Communiversity activities, click here.

Princeton Stands Against Racism

posted Apr 9, 2013, 7:40 PM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Apr 9, 2013, 7:49 PM ]
Stand Against Racism

The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area is partnering with the Princeton Human Services Commission for the annual Princeton Stands Against Racism.

Friday, April 26
beginning at 5:15 PM
Princeton Library Hinds Plaza

Reception for the participants from 6-6:45 PM.

The event organizers plan to have speakers and a diverse group of individuals read motivational quotes. Mayor Lempert has been invited to give remarks, and there may also be a speaker to give a historical perspective on the naming of Hinds Plaza.

Volunteers are needed to staff a table for the LWV during the reception. If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions about the event, please contact: Leticia Fraga Nadler  at Leticia is Commissioner for the Princeton Human Services Commission and is also a member of our League. Another of our members, Frieda Gilvarg, has volunteered to participate in this event.

Please get the word out to your friends and families about this important event. Thank you for your ongoing support of the LWV.

Honoring our Hurricane Heroes

posted Mar 27, 2013, 10:25 AM by Ellen Kemp
Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony

Friday May 3, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
201 Village Boulevard
Princeton, NJ 08549

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey Education Fund
cordially invites you to a cocktail reception and awards ceremony
in honor of our Hurricane Heroes.

These individuals and organizations worked tirelessly to ensure that New Jersey voters could participate in the 2012 General Election in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Please join us in thanking them for their service and commitment to democracy.

Honorees Include: 
  • Robert Giles, NJ Division of Elections
  • Alexander Shalom, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
  • Mary Ciccone, Disability Rights New Jersey
  • Catherine Weiss, Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest
  • Our County and Municipal Clerks
  • Our County Election Officials
  • Volunteers and Members of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey

Additionally, the League has been working on a documentary film about the efforts following Hurricane Sandy to ensure that citizens displaced or disrupted by the storm were able to participate in the Election. We are excited to announce that we will feature a portion of that film at this event.

And don't forget Convention is on Saturday, May 4th. We are offering a discounted price when you attend both the cocktail reception and Convention.

Please use the link below to register today.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!
Proceeds from this event support the League of Women Voters of New Jersey Education Fund.

Sandy Smith on Reed & Ponder Show in September 2012

posted Mar 14, 2013, 11:22 PM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Mar 14, 2013, 11:28 PM ]

Reed and Ponder, Show 9.12 from Princeton Community Television on Vimeo.

LWV-Princeton Area Voter Service Co-chair Sandy Smith spoke about voter registration and elections in 
September 2012. Go to minute 15 on the video to see Sandy's interview with Michele Tuck-Ponder and Ingrid Reed.

Reed & Ponder: Politics, Policy and People in New Jersey on Princeton Community Television, on

Visit to Trenton

posted Feb 28, 2013, 3:00 PM by Ellen Kemp
Monday, March 18 from 11:45 AM to 3 PM. LWVNJ Building

A brief tour of the League's State office is planned, followed by lunch at the State office and a discussion with VP of Advocacy, Nancy Hedinger, and staff on the important ways the League is impacting NJ issues. We will then go to the NJ State House for a tour of the building and a legislative session of the NJ Senate. Please RSVP to Nancy Hall if you are interested in this visit.