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League Newsletter August 2012



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Update 
 Volume 27  Issue 1
 August 2012

In This Issue



New Meeting TIme & Place

Upcoming Events:
   
   Women's Equality Day
   
   Voter Registration

   Debates & Voters' Guides

   Lobbying

   80th Anniversary Party

Reports:
    Annual Meeting Report

    LWV-US Convention


Keeping in Touch



Upcoming Events
August 26
Women's Equality Day

September 11, 7-9 PM
LWV Meeting

September 29 and 30
Voter Registration

October 4
Voter Registration

October 9, 7-9 PM
LWV Meeting

October 11, 7:30 PM
Princeton Mayoral Candidates Forum

October 15, 6:30-8:30 PM
80th Anniversary Party

November 13, 7-9 PM
LWV Meeting

December 11, 7-9 PM
LWV Meeting







 



 

The League of Women Voters
of the Princeton Area

welcomes information
about issues

in our League area and
encourages comments at

lwvprinceton@gmail.com


 

Committee of the Whole

Membership: Frieda Gilvarg, Nancy Hall
Contact Person:  Rita Ludlum
Publicity: Edith Neimark
Treasurer: Ellen Kemp
Voters' Service:
    Chrystal Schivell, Sandy Smith,
    Lee Forbes
Member at Large: Anne Zeman
Webmaster: Sandy Shapiro

New Meeting Time and Place
 
Starting September 11, League meetings will take place on the 2nd
 Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Suzanne Patterson Center next to Borough Hall in Princeton. Please note this date along with October 9, November 13, and December 11. Plan to join members of the Committee of the Whole to organize activities and participate in projects of interest to you in 2012-13.


Upcoming Activities
 
Women's Equality Day

Sue GilesThe YWCA of Princeton, in collaboration with Homewood Suites, will host a weekend of events Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26, when jazz artist, Sue Giles, will perform a special piece in celebration of Alice Paul’s lifelong work on behalf of women from 3 to 4:30 PM at the Y. For more information, go to lwvprinceton.org.
 
Voter Registration
Any of us can register voters any time and any place, so if you feel inspired, just do it! Even if you register only a few people, you get the League name out and may attract new members. Do it! September 29 and 30 are the dates for LWVNJ’s statewide voter registration day. We, as a League, will participate and ask you to volunteer for a two-hour stint in your municipality. We will also register voters at the Princeton Farmers’ Market in Hinds Plaza on Thursday, October 4 and Thursday, October 11, just before the deadline.
 

Williams_AlicePaul-sm80th Anniversary Party
We will celebrate our 80th anniversary with a portrayal of Alice Paul, by Taylor Williams of the American Historical Theatre, on Monday, October 15th,
6:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton. Watch for more updates at lwvprinceton.org.


Debates and Voters’ Guides 
On Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 PM, the Jewish Center of Princeton will host a forum for the candidates for mayor of the newly consolidated Princeton. The forum is sponsored by the LWV-Princeton Area and Princeton Community TV. Questions will be taken from the audience.
 
The number of debates and the thoroughness of our Voters’ Guides depend on you. Please think of questions for the candidates in your municipality.  Send your ideas for debates and questions to:

       Sandy Smith: West Windsor and Plainsboro
       Lee Forbes: Montgomery
       Chrystal Schivell: Princeton, South Brunswick, and larger areas
 
Lobbying
The LWV-NJ would like to expand its lobby corps -- an excellent way to make our views known to New Jersey legislators! You can also advocate through letters to the editor. For an informative overview, visit our website, lwvprinceton.org/advocacyIn a video of our recent workshop, Sandy Matsen, Advocacy Coordinator of the LWV-NJ, explains the lobby corps as well as how to use the League name in support of a cause.

Reports
 
Annual Meeting

The LWV-Princeton Area held its 80th Annual Meeting at the Salt Creek Grille on June 18. The guest speaker was Leslie Gerwin, JD, MPH, MPA, Associate Director, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University and Adjunct Professor of Law, Yeshiva University. Her topic was "Dead Presidents and Live Politicians: The Assault of Campaign Cash on Our Democracy." For a summary of the meeting, please go to lwvprinceton.org/reports/annualmeeting2012.

LWV-US Convention 2012
Lee Forbes was the LWV-Princeton Area delegate to the convention. Read her enthusiastic and comprehensive report on our website. Also, the LWV-US Media Library contains videos of talks by Attorney General Eric Holder, Eleanor Holmes Norton, political pollster John Zogby, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, and more.


Keeping in Touch
Please be sure that we have your email address. We are discontinuing the mailed newsletter. Updates and most future communication will be electronic. Send your email address to
lwvprinceton@gmail.com.
To stay informed about all League activities,
go to lwvprinceton.org and click on rss-button Subscribe.

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