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League Newsletter November 2013

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The League of Women Voters
of the Princeton Area
 
Update 
 Volume 28  Issue 3
 November 2013

   In This Issue

    Back to League Night

    Consensus on LWVNJ
        Human Trafficking Study
 

    Voter Service Report

    Membership Update


    Events

    December Monthly Meeting

 



  2013 -14 Calendar
 

   Meeting Dates
 
   December 10, 10:30 AM 
        Princeton Public Library

   January 14, 10:30 AM 
        Princeton Public Library

   February 11, 10:30 AM 
        Princeton Public Library

   March 11, 10:30 AM
        Princeton Public Library 
       

    April 8, 7 PM
        Suzanne Patterson Building

    May 13, 7 PM
        Suzanne Patterson Building

    June 10, 7 PM
        Suzanne Patterson Building             


    Special Events -
            Please Volunteer!


    April 25, 2014
        Stand Against Racism

    April ?  , 2014
        Communiversity

 


 

The League of Women Voters
of the Princeton Area

welcomes information
about issues

in our League area and
encourages comments at

lwvprinceton@gmail.com

 
Back to League Night
Forbes_LWV Back to LeagueAbout thirty people viewed Storming for the Vote: Hurricane Sandy and the Election and, after presentations about League activities this year, enjoyed refreshments, conversation, and catching up on candidate information at the Voter Service display. Click to read more about Back to League Night.


Consensus on LWVNJ Human Trafficking Study
Fourteen members participated in consensus - either in person or via email. All but one question was approved. The paragraph on gender inequity was considered beyond the scope of the study. Click to read the LWV-Princeton Area Consensus Response Form.

Voter Service Report
Thanks to the participation of many members and in collaboration with Princeton Community TV and the Princeton Packet, Voter Service held 12 registration drives, produced three forums that were videotaped and rebroadcast, and published nine Voters' Guides.  Fifty-six voters took home registration forms, two more registered with League, 73 needed Vote by Mail applications, and many others asked questions about the special Senate election and thanked the League for its work.

All three forums were well-attended, and the three videos have been viewed nearly 2,000 times. On November 4, the day before elections,145 people visited the League website. Another 263 visited on Election Day. The period October 13 – November 6 experienced a ten-fold increase in the number of visits to the site compared to the rest of the year. During Voter Service events,18 people expressed interest in joining the League. The Membership team followed up, and four have joined officially.

Click to read the full 2013 Voter Service Report.


Membership Update
A glitch in the process by which current members receive information about new members was identified.  The membership team and treasurer will work to resolve this issue and report back at the next monthly meeting.

Events
Princeton Community Housing, which LWV-Princeton Area supports, has proposed co-sponsoring a program to inform Princeton residents about options available for affordable housing. It was agreed that such an event would be appropriate, but it was suggested that HUD, which oversees housing in the Witherspoon area, and Princeton Affordable Housing, which operates Washington Oaks and Griggs Farm, be included along with the Human Services Commission.  Sandy Smith will follow up.
 
Nancy Hall proposed that LWV-Princeton Area, possibly in collaboration with other area Leagues, sponsor a presentation about Represent.Us, an organization sponsoring Congressional campaign funding reform through a new bill called the American Anti-Corruption Act. One of the organization's short-term goals is to get at least 1,000 signatures supporting the introduction of the Anti-Corruption Act from each congressional district in the country, and then increase the numbers so that there is bottom-up support for changing congressional campaign funding. Since the mission of Represent.Us appears to mirror that of LWVUS, it was agreed that Nancy follow up.


December Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, December 10 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Princeton Public Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room


Just for fun, members are invited to come as a famous woman in history.  Although there's no need to dress up, why not? Please be ready to give clues so that we can guess your identity. Please arrive promptly at 10:30 AM since we must be out by 12:30 PM. 
 
Summaries of LWV-Princeton Area monthly meetings may be found at lwvprinceton.org.

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