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League OF Women Voters of the Princeton Area
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64th Biennial Convention

League of Women Voters of New Jersey

Sunday, May 16 - Friday, May 21, 2021

As well as the Vimeo recording, Princeton Community TV (Comcast Channel 30 and Verizon FiOS Channel 45) will broadcast video of the forum among Democratic candidates for Assembly in the 16th Legislative District.

Click here for times.

The candidates are Roy Freiman, Sadaf Jaffer, and Faris Zwirahn.

Board (Poll) Workers Needed

Click on the county below for information and applications for adults and students:

Mercer County

Middlesex County

Somerset County

New Jersey led the region and the nation in youth voter turnout in 2020

Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) of Tufts Tisch College reports that "youth turnout was generally higher across the Northeast, where most state have facilitative election laws."

Read more and see the statistical analysis.

Case Method Project: Secession

LWV of the Greater New Brunswick Area sponsored two teachers in the LWVUS Case Study Method program at Harvard. The Case Method Project is an initiative formed to achieve two goals:

  1. Bring case method teaching to high schools and colleges

  2. Use this methodology to deepen students’ understanding of American democracy

Based on the highly successful experience of Harvard Business School and other graduate and professional programs that use case-based teaching, ... the case method can be employed to strengthen high school and college education as well, ensuring a more exciting, relevant, and effective experience for students and teachers across a range of subjects ... [and] can be especially effective at engaging students with topics in history and democracy and that it presents a unique opportunity to help reverse the broad decline in civic education – and civic engagement – in the United States.

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 7:00 PM

Platform: Google Meets (all participants will need a Google (gmail) log-in or will need to create one.

Teacher: Robert Fenster of Hillsborough High School (2019 NJ Social Studies teacher of the year)

Subject: Secession

Pre-registration is required. Send e-mail to and put "May 25 Harvard presentation" in subject line.

Pre-session reading material and the Google Meets link will be sent out at the end of April or beginning of May.

Complexities of the Filibuster: The Accidental Rule That Is Interrupting the Democracy We All Deserve

Read the blog post by Virginia Kase, CEO, LWV

Fracking Banned in the Delaware River Basin

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Governor Murphy and the other Delaware River Basin Commissioners kept their promise and voted to enact a ban on fracking in the entire Delaware River watershed. The Commission also promised to develop rules that will permanently prohibit the export of water for fracking purposes and the import of hydrofracking wastewater for treatment in the Basin. The League and our partners will fight to make sure they follow through on their promise.

"It's very important to use your voice and stand up for what you believe in. Voting is a way to be sure your voice is heard."

Lillian Zullow, 16 years old, youngest member of the LWV-Princeton Area

Energizing Young Voters, an initiative of the League of Women Voters, envisions a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.


For those who were unable to atend the April 29, 2021 webinar, the full recording of the panel (with Ronald K. Chen, Esq., Henal Patel, Esq., and Philip Hensley) is available here.

Rita Ludlum Award

Please nominate a student who has helped with local League activities for our annual Rita Ludlum Award. The Leadership Committee will select the winner(s). This year the award will be $300. Please forward the Award Application to the student and ask him or her to return it to Kathleen Moriarty at The award will be presented at our annual dinner and meeting.

Vote 411

VOTE411 Helped Millions Find 2020 Nonpartisan Election Information.


2021 Election Calendar

June 8, 2021 Primary Election

November 2, 2021 General Election

Register and Vote

83,000 People on Probation and Parole in New Jersey Are Now Free to Vote!‬

‪NJ first denied the vote to people with convictions in 1844, when it restricted voting to white men.‬

Princeton and Women’s Suffrage:

“The Greatest Question of the Day”

Explore how the debate on women’s suffrage played out in Princeton from 1910 to 1920 in the new digital exhibition at the Historical Society of Princeton.

Advocacy Groups Speak at League of Women Voters "RBG’s Legacy Rally" in Plainfield (Click for Video)

LWV members on bridge

Passing of the Suffrage Torch

The LWV of New Jersey and Pennsylvania met at the Lumberville-Raven Rock Bridge over the Delaware River. Read More

WW Voter Registration Cut-out

Declaration for American Democracy

Together, we must build a democracy where everyone participates, every vote is counted, and everyone’s voice is heard. We deserve to have a say in decisions that affect our lives, and to be fairly represented by elected officials who are responsive to our needs in order to make our lives better.

League of Women Voters of New Jersey Seeks to Intervene in Vote by Mail Case (Press Release 9/1/2020)

Affordable Housing in Princeton

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Citizen's Guide to Government

* Contact information for all NJ State and Federal elected officials

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* County and Municipal government information

Click here to order the 2020 guide.


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