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League Newsletter May 2018

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The League of Women Voters
of the Princeton Area
 Volume 32  Issue 4
  May 2018  

    In This Issue

   Annual Dinner

   Treasurer's Report


   Voter Service


   LWVUS Convention

   A League Memory


    2018 Calendar

    Annual Meeting and Dinner

    May 21, 2018


The League of Women Voters
of the Princeton Area

welcomes information
about issues

in our League area and
encourages comments at

Annual Dinner
You are invited to our Annual Meeting and Dinner! Your presence is vital because important decisions will be made at the brief business meeting. Members will be asked to approve Princeton’s positions, the budget, the revised bylaws, and the makeup of the Leadership Committee. If the bylaws are approved, the election of a Nominating Committee for the following cycle will take place immediately.

Members will receive copies of the above documents before May 21 and should read them to become informed voters!

Monday, May 21, 2018

6:00 to 6:30 p.m. - Annual Meeting, for members only
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.

Jeffrey Brindle
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 

Treasurer's Report
The LWV of the Princeton Area raised $404 from Callathon this year. To read the complete report from our April Business Meeting, click here.
Jennifer Howard and Ellen Kemp have created a 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.

Voter Service
The Speakers’ Bureau has eight members and will meet soon in order to be ready to respond to invitations.

LWVNJ has purchased VOTE411 for the entire state, regardless of whether a given area has a League. Enthusiastic members can now cover races outside their counties, with the goal of making VOTE411 a resource for all New Jersey voters. Chrystal Schivell and Ann Armstrong are willing to train members to use VOTE411. A bill requiring candidates to supply email addresses when they file for office is making its way through the legislature. 

A forum for Democratic candidates running for Princeton Council will be held May 1 at 7 PM in the main room of Witherspoon Hall and will be videotaped. Chrystal will ask these candidates and any others in contested primary elections to respond to questionnaires on VOTE411.

Members of the Princeton Area League participated in the Women’s March, March for Our Lives, and the Women’s Convention at Mercer County Community College.

Please keep track of any advocacy you do for our League’s report.

LWVNJ encourages members of local Leagues to support its advocacy. Automatic Voter Registration is now the law, but the League is supporting many other voter-friendly bills, so please answer the calls from Jesse Burns to join her at the State House in Trenton.
If, however, a local League wishes to take action on any state issue (like lobbying their legislator), the local League must seek permission from LWVNJ and work closely together with it.

LWVUS Convention
June 28-July 1

Ellen Kemp and Jennifer Howard will represent our League in Chicago in late June.

A League Memory
The LWV of the Princeton Area celebrated our 60th Anniversary in 1993, when 13 of our past presidents and the then-current president gathered for a photograph. As we celebrate our 85th year, we are delighted to be reminded of our long history and active membership by Liz Quigg, a member of the Wheaton, Illinois LWV Liz forwarded a newspaper clipping from the son of Bernice Miller, president from 1952 to 1954; and Mary Ann Moxon, president from 1993 to 1995, furnished the color image. Mary Ann is now an active member of the LWV of the Williamsburg (VA) AreaThank you to all! 

LWV prez 1993-2 2
Seated (left to right):
Bettie Schrader, Ruth Cherniss, Margaret Sprout
Standing ( left to right):
Cathy Loevner, Rita Ludlow, Bernice Miller, Mary Tanner, Anne O'Neill, Frieda Gilvarg, Marion Epstein, Marybeth Kohut, Linda Mather, Lenore Danielson, Mary Ann Moxon

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