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League Newsletter April 2019

Princeton Area  
 Volume 33  Issue 4
  April 2019

  In This Issue

   Candidates Forum

    Annual Meeting

    Rita Ludlum Award

    LWVNJ Convention

    April Business Meeting

    Luncheon at UU Congregation

V2019 Calendar

   April 9
   Business Meeting

   April 18
   UU Congregation Luncheon

   May 1
   Candidates Forum   

   May 3-4
   LWVNJ Gala and Convention

   May 20
   LWV-Princeton Area
   Annual Meeting


The League of Women Voters
of the Princeton Area

welcomes information
about issues

in our League area and
encourages comments at



Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
Candidates-Forum 2Democratic Candidates running for Princeton Council will meet in a forum:
Wednesday, May 1 at 7 PM
Witherspoon Main
400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.
Princeton Community TV will videotape and rebroadcast the forum.
Video will be posted at and on

Annual Dinner and Meeting 
Monday, May 20 at Salt Creek Grille
6:00 PM Annual Meeting
6:30 PM Dinner and Guest Speaker 

swilentzGuest speaker:
Sean Wilentz,
George Henry David Professor of American History, Princeton University
Slavery and Its Opponents at America's Founding

For details, click here.

Rita Ludlum AwardRitaLudlum2008-crop
Please nominate a student who has helped with local League activities for our first annual Rita Ludlum Award. The Leadership Committee will select the winner(s). This year the award will be $300. Please forward the Award Application (linked here) to the student and ask him or her to return it to Kathleen Moriarty at The award will be presented at our annual dinner and meeting.
Application Deadline: April 20, 2019.

CreatingAMorePerfectDemocracy 2

State Convention and Gala – May 3-4

Defending Democracy for the Next 100 Years

The 63rd Biennial Convention of the LWVNJ

Friday, May 3, 6:30 PM
Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony

AriBermanSaturday, May 4, 8 AM- 4 PM
The Imperia, Somerset, NJ

Keynote speaker: Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones, covering voting rights, and a reporting fellow at Type Media Center

Click here for registration and details.

April Business Meeting
Please join us for our next business meeting on Tuesday, April 9 from 7-9 PM at the Suzanne Patterson Building (Senior Center) in Princeton.  An agenda will be sent via email a few days prior to the meeting.

Minutes from the April meeting will be available soon after the meeting on our website.

Luncheon at Unitarian Universalist Congregation

IngridReedYou are cordially invited to a luncheon presentation on April 18, sponsored by the UU Women's Alliance.  One of our members, Ingrid Reed, will be speaking about women in elected positions in NJ and at the national level.  Ingrid is a policy analyst focusing on New Jersey civic affairs. She directed the NJ Project at Rutgers' Eagleton Institute of Politics from 1996 until she retired in June, 2010. Ingrid is a founder and Board Chair of NJSpotlight, a civic journalism website covering current state issues important to its communities. She also serves on the board of New Jersey Future, of which she is a founder. Her many other roles include being a founding member of the Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls, a board member of WomanSpace, and an active member of the League of Women Voters.  In 2018 she and her husband Marvin Reed, former mayor of the Princeton borough, were recipients of the Leslie “Bud” Vivian Award for Community Service. 

Please see details below:

Date and time: Thursday, April 18 at noon

Location:  the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton;  50 Cherry Hill Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

There is no fee for the luncheon but attendees are asked to bring a salad or sandwiches to share.  Drinks and desserts will be provided.

Please RSVP to Sandy Smith at if you plan to attend.  Join us for an interesting presentation about women in elected positions.

Visit our public Facebook page. Events will be posted there as well as on the Princeton Area website. Please invite your friends on Facebook to Like the page so that we can increase our followers.

Reminders about upcoming events will continue to be sent by email, but everyone should go to the League website and click on rss-button 

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