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Archived Events June 2017 - May 2018

Forum: Democratic Candidates for Princeton Council

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area and Princeton Community TV co-sponsoried a forum among the Democratic candidates running for Princeton Council in the June primary election.

The forum took place on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 PM in the main meeting room of Witherspoon Hall, the Municipal Building at 400 Witherspoon Street.

The forum was videotaped and will be posted at, and Rebroadcasts on Princeton TV will be on the following dates and times:

May 8 at 8 pm
May 12 at 10 am
May 13 at 9 pm
May 15 at 4 pm
May 16 at 10 am
May 18 at noon
May 19 at 8 pm

Princeton Community TV is on Comcast Channel 30 and Verizon's FIOS Channel 45.

Annual Dinner May 2018

You are invited to our annual meeting and dinner.

Monday, May 21, 2018
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. - Annual Meeting, for members only
Documents to be voted upon will be sent prior to the meeting.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Dinner and Guest Speaker

Salt Creek Grille at Princeton Forrestal Village (Route 1 south, near the Westin hotel).
Parking is conveniently located near the restaurant.

Keynote Speaker: 
Jeffrey M. Brindle, Executive Director, Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)

Topic: The Challenge of Campaign Financing Regulation in the 21th Century

Since 2009, Jeffrey Brindle has led ELEC, the agency that was established in 1973 to monitor the campaign financing of all elections in the State of New Jersey under the “The New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act.”  Executive Director Brindle has authored 20 in-depth, analytical white paper reports on campaign financing and lobbying, many of which had a major influence on legislation. He also has published more than 140 articles in newspapers, magazines, and periodicals. His academic credentials include a B.A. degree from Rutgers University and an M.A. degree in political science from Villanova University.

Cost: $40 per person, with cash bar
Please make your check payable to:
The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area
    and mail check to:
LWV of the Princeton Area
PO Box 253
Kingston, NJ 08528

Women's March on NJ

Power to the Polls
NJ March

Chrystal Schivell and Ellen Kemp participated in the 
Women's March on New Jersey.

Join the League of Women Voters at the  
Women's March on New Jersey

The League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area is a host working to organize this year's Women's March on New Jersey. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey is sponsoring the March. Please plan on joining us Saturday, January 20, 11 am - 1 pm at Morristown Town Hall, 200 South Street, Morristown.  
The theme of this year's March is "Power to the Polls" which aligns directly with our mission. One of the objectives is to bring power to the polls through increased voter registration and turnout in the 2018 primary and general elections! More information about this year's March is available here.
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information. We are attempting to arrange a meeting spot so League members can march together! Also follow along on Facebook for updates on speakers, logistics, sponsors, etc. 

Note: One of the speakers will be LWVNJ President Nancy Hedinger. LWV-Princeton Area member Chrystal Schivell will be attending. Please join her!
For information about bus transportation to the March, go to
Rally Bus Network and select Princeton as the departure site.


Departs 8:40 AM 

2017 Candidates Forums
Princeton Board of Education - Monday, October 2, 7 PM  
The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area and Princeton Community TV will sponsor a forum among candidates for Princeton School Board on 

Monday, October 2, 7 PM
Witherspoon Main
400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

Video of the forum will be rebroadcast on Princeton Community TV 
Rebroadcasts will be shown on the following dates:
October 10 at 8 p.m.
October 11 at 10 a.m.
October 14 at 2 p.m.
October 20 at noon
October 21 at 8 p.m.
October. 28 at 10 a.m.
October 29 at 8 p.m.
The video is available at and is now available on the League's website; please click here.

14th Legislative District - Wednesday, October 18, 7 PM 
The Leagues of Monroe Township, East Windsor/Hightstown, and the Princeton Area will co-sponsor a forum among candidates for the 14th Legislative District, which includes Plainsboro.

The forum will take place on

Wednesday, October 18, 7 PM
Monroe Township Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township

Video of the 14th Legislative District Forum with be rebroadcast on Princeton Community TV.
Rebroadcasts will be shown on the following dates:
Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.
Oct. 25 at 10 a.m.
Oct 28 at 9 p.m.
Oct. 30 at 12pm noon
Nov. 4 at 10 a.m.
Nov. 5 at 8 p.m.
The video is available at and is now available on the League's website; please click here.

Forums among candidates for the 16th Legislative District, Somerset County Freeholder, and Montgomery Township Committee had to be canceled because one of the parties did not accept the League's invitation.

NJ Gubernatorial Debate October 2017
League of Women Voters of New Jersey and 
New Jersey Performing Arts Center to Co-Sponsor 
1st Official NJ Gubernatorial Debate
October 10, 2017

The first of two public debates between the Republican and Democratic candidates in the New Jersey gubernatorial race will be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J. on October 10, 2017.

The NJPAC debate between former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy (D) and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (R) is co-sponsored by El Diario; Lead NJ; League of Women Voters of New Jersey; National Association of Latino Elected Officials; NJ Advance Media; NJBIZ Magazine; NJ Spotlight; Rutgers University; Twitter; WABC-TV, WADO-AM radio and Univision, all in New York; WBGO-FM radio, in Newark; and Univision65, WHYY-FM radio and WPVI-TV, all in Philadelphia. The debate will be broadcast on both ABC-TV affiliates and Univision, as well as on WBGO and WHYY. 

"The League of Women Voters of New Jersey has a long and impressive history sponsoring debates at all levels of government, from school board to U.S. Senate," said Jesse Burns, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey. "This wide ranging partnership will help us better serve NJ voters with a high quality, issue-oriented debate that will reach a remarkably large audience."

Twitter will broadcast the debate as a live feed from its website, enabling users of the platform to follow and interact in real time as Sade Baderinwa and Jim Gardner, of ABC's New York and Philadelphia affiliates, moderate questions asked by a panel of journalists.

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission selected NJPAC as the site for the debate from among 12 applicants that included universities, media organizations and nonprofits.

"As the premier venue for important conversations about New Jersey politics, arts and education, NJPAC is a natural location to host the first debate, and we're proud to do so," said President and CEO John Schreiber. "With just two gubernatorial elections in America this year, nationwide interest in the New Jersey race is high," Schreiber said. 
"Our broadcast partners will enable the entire country to not just watch and listen to the debate, but to actually participate as well."

The second gubernatorial debate will be hosted by William Paterson University. A debate between the candidates for lieutenant governor is to be held at Montclair State University.

Business Meeting Schedule 2017-18

September 12, 2017 Business Meeting: Lee 

  • Welcome new members; focus on Voter Service for Nov. election 

Nov. 14, 2017 Leadership Committee/business meeting: Sandy Smith 

  • Plan for rest of year 

January 9, 2018 business meeting: Lee 

  • Program Planning 

April 17, 2018 Leadership Committee/business meeting: Chrystal 

  • Plan for next year

Fair Election Process
The LWV of Lawrence Township is hosting a presentation by Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami-Covello. She will speak about her new, county-wide vote-by-mail initiative, our aging voting machines, and other challenges facing the fair elections process.

Wednesday, September 6 at 7 PM

Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library, at the corner of Route 1 and Darrah Lane

Parking is available in the library parking lot. Join your colleagues for an informative discussion.