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League Newsletter September 2013

 
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The League of Women Voters
of the Princeton Area
 
Update  
 Volume 28  Issue 1
  September 2013

   In This Issue

    Back to League Night
 

    Voter Service Activities

    LWVUS Award

    Membership

    LWVNJ Fall Workshop Report

    Human Trafficking Study

    November Ballot Questions

   



  2013 -14 Calendar

   Meeting Dates

   
October 8, 7 PM
        Suzanne Patterson Building

   October 29, 7 - 9 PM
      Back to League Night


   November 12, 10:30 AM
        Princeton Public Library
 

   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

 
Join Us! Back to League Night
Tuesday, October 29, 7 - 9 PM
Community Room
Witherspoon Hall (formerly Princeton Township Hall)
400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton


Voter Service Activities

This summer the League participated in Community/National Night Out. Voter Registration has continued into September at Hinds Plaza, and McCaffrey’s in Princeton, and in West Windsor and Montgomery. Video of a forum among candidates for Princeton Council and of another among candidates for the Princeton Board of Education will be posted on the League website.

Please also watch our website for voters guides for Montgomery Township Committee and Board of Education, Plainsboro Township Committee, Princeton Council and Board of Education, West Windsor Mayor and Township Council, and West Windsor-Plainsboro Board of Education candidates' responses to League questions.
 
LWVUS Award
Rita with Award
For years, Rita Ludlum has never made clear exactly when she joined the League --"sometime in the '60s and they immediately asked me to take over a position." But we all know that she has given time as president and voter service chair for as long as most of us now in the League can remember. When, at the LWVNJ Convention, it was noticed that Rita wasn't listed with the other 50-plus-year members, we took action. At our September meeting, Lee Forbes presented her with a certificate from LWVUS, honoring Rita's 50 years of dedication to the League. Thank you, Rita!

Membership
The membership committee consists of Frieda Gilvarg, Nettie Lowenstein, Rita Ludlum, and Beverly Kestenis. Suggestions for attracting, retaining, and introducing new members are as follows: assigning a mentor for each new member and sending an email to all League members to welcome the new members. 
 
LWVNJ Fall Workshop Report

Lee Forbes reported on the LWVNJ Fall Workshop she attended Saturday, September 21 in Lakewood. Please click here for her summary.
 
Human Trafficking Study

The Montclair League has put together materials on human trafficking. Our League has been asked to review these materials, vote, and return a consensus by November 22. A 35-minute PowerPoint presentation accompanies the materials. This issue will be placed on the agenda for the regularly scheduled League meeting in November. Click here for more about the study, consensus, and links to the materials.

November Ballot Public Questions

Analyses of November New Jersey General Election Ballot Questions are now on the LWVNJ website and linked here:
Question 1: Constitutional Amendment to permit money from existing games of chance to support veterans' organizations
Question 2: Constitutional Amendment to set a state minimum wage with annual cost of living increases


 
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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