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League Newsletter January 2018

 
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The League of Women Voters
of the Princeton Area
 
Update  
 Volume 32  Issue 3
  January 2018

    In This Issue

   LWVUS Program Planning

   Treasurer's Report

   Facebook

   Updating Bylaws

   Upcoming in 2018

 



    2018 Calendar

    Business Meeting


    April 17, 2018


 

The League of Women Voters
of the Princeton Area

welcomes information
about issues

in our League area and
encourages comments at
 
MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK

 
 
LWVUS Program Planning
The primary focus of January's LWV-Princeton Area meeting was a discussion of the LWVUS program planning for the next biennium. Attendees reviewed all of the LWVUS program positions and agreed with the recommendation to continue emphasis on Making Democracy Work reforms, such as voting rights, improving elections, campaign finance, and redistricting.

We did suggest, however, that the LWVUS examine the constitutionality of parts of the new tax code, such as allowing religious institutions to support candidates. We also asked that the LWVUS clarify under which position advocacy against sexual harrassment and discrimination in the workplace may be taken.

We prepared input for the LWVUS on how our local League has furthered democracy reforms over the past two years and how we advocate for the League's many public policy positions. Attendees cited the following:

TakeAction 2-Initiating voter service activities,
-Featuring speakers on gerrymandering,
-Engaging young people in the political process,
-Submitting letters to editors on several positions,
-Participating in marches and rallies,
-Meeting with and calling lawmakers, and
-Participating on boards, such as Princeton Community Housing
.

Members should keep track of any advocacy they do in the future.

We will devote a few minutes of the Annual Meeting to highlighting areas in which members could advocate on their own or in cooperation with other organizations.

Click here for a complete January 2018 Meeting Report.

Treasurer's Report
Ellen Kemp assures us that we are fiscally sound; a copy of the January Treasurer's Report is available in the Members Only section of our website.

Chrystal Schivell will be the point person for Callathon.

The LWV-Princeton Area will purchase an ad in support of the LWVNJ's fundraiser, Making Democracy Work: Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception.

Facebook
The Leadership Committee is exploring creating a Facebook page.

bylawsUpdating Bylaws
Attendees at the January meeting approved the revised bylaws. Jennifer Howard will have a final copy sent to the membership at least one week before the Annual Meeting, at which a vote will be taken.

Upcoming in 2018
WomensMarchNJ
January 20: Women's March in Morristown. Chrystal and Ellen plan to attend. One of the speakers will be LWVNJ President Nancy Hedinger. Details are posted on our website.

March 22: LWVNJ's Making Democracy Work Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception, Doubletree Hotel, Tinton Falls
 
April 17: Leadership Committee planning for next year: All members are welcome. Anyone interested in joining the Leadership Committee or the Nominating Committee for the 2018-2019 League fiscal year, please contact the Leadership Committee at lwvprinceton@gmail.com.

May 14: Tentative date for Annual Dinner: Lee Forbes is taking charge.

June 28-July 1: LWVUS Convention at the Hilton Chicago. Anyone eager to attend Convention as a delegate, please contact the Leadership committee at lwvprinceton@gmail.com.

Reminders about upcoming events will continue to be sent by email, but everyone should go to the League website lwvprinceton.org and click on rss-button Subscribe to be sure of missing nothing.
 
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