Leadership Committee

LWV of the Princeton Area Leadership Committee

Term of Office July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Our League includes the communities of Kendall Park, Montgomery, Plainsboro, Princeton, Rocky Hill, South Brunswick, and West Windsor.

Business Meeting Schedule:

Announcements about the date and time of business meetings will be issued in advance, with the agenda issued a few days prior to the meeting.

Members and Roles of the Leadership Committee (LC)

    • Toshi Abe: Community Coordinator

    • Elizabeth Bidwell Bates: Events; Advocacy Team

    • Ellen Kemp: Directory and Email List Coordinator

    • Kathleen Moriarty: Co-Webmaster; Youth Coordinator

    • Karen Sue Moroney: Voter Service

    • Jean Nitzberg: Convener/ Spokesperson, Voter Service Team

    • Madeleine Zullow: Co-Webmaster

Members of Nominating Committee

  • Kathleen Moriarty

  • Karen Sue Moroney

Description of Leadership Committee Roles

Advocacy Team:

    • Keeps list of local League positions

    • Mentors members new to advocacy

    • Distributes information about LWVNJ and LWVUS advocacy campaigns

    • Handles letters to the editor and other action items for the LWVNJ standing committees

      • Education

      • Fiscal Policy

      • Government

      • Immigration

      • Natural Resources

      • Women and Family Issues

      • Young People's Network


    • For business meetings: Develops and issues agenda; identifies issues for discussion; presides at meetings

    • Speaks for the League in community

Directory and Email List Coordinator:

    • Maintains a member directory and email list

    • Along with other members of the Leadership Committee, issues email communications to members

    • Books rooms for business meetings


League members will volunteer to support events, including:

  • Booking venue, coordinating refreshments, invitations

  • Liaison with other local Leagues, to coordinate event when possible

  • Finding a speaker as needed

  • Providing handouts or other materials


  • Builds the League by inviting others to join

  • Welcomes and involves new members, and orients them to League practices

  • Incorporates membership recruitment into League events


    • Promotes League visibility by advertising our activities and events, and building partnerships with local organizations to establish our League as a commit resource

    • Develops plan to approach students about volunteering

    • Maintains an up-to-date Facebook page (Jennifer)


  • Keeps minutes of meetings and prepares meeting reports

  • Coordinates with webmaster to prepare Vertical Response newsletters and webpage updates


    • Develops budget and manages League funds

    • Has authority to write checks and access all financial accounts

    • Oversees dues payment and renewals

    • Maintains membership roster for LWVUS

Voter Service Team:

    • Coordinates activities related to voter service, including forums (Chrystal Schivell), voter registration, and preparation of Voters' Guides on Vote411.org (Chrystal Schivell)

    • Coordinates activities for Get Out the Vote (GOTV)

    • Guides and supports Voter Service volunteers


    • Maintains an up-to-date website

    • Coordinates website content to include meeting reports and announcements

    • Formats reports into Vertical Response email communication