Archived Events February 2013-September 2013

Candidates Forums Fall 2013

Candidates for Princeton Council met on Monday, September 16 at 7:00 PM at Monument Hall, 1 Monument Drive, in the main meeting room. Questions were taken from the audience. The forum was videotaped by George McCollough of Princeton Community TV for rebroadcast and posted on Community TV's website and on the League's website.

Candidates for the Princeton Board of Education met on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 PM at Monument Hall, 1 Monument Drive, in the main meeting room. Questions were taken from the audience. The forum was videotaped by George McCollough of Princeton Community TV for rebroadcast and posted on Community TV's website and the League's website.

Voter Registrations Fall 2013


Thursday, September 19, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Princeton Farmers' Market

Saturday, September 21, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at McCaffrey's in the Princeton Shopping Center

Thursday, October 10, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Princeton Farmers' Market


Tuesday, September 17, 6:00 PM, at the Mary Jacobs Library in the adult services area

Saturday, September 21, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Montgomery Farmers' Market , West Windsor

Every Saturday in September at the West Windsor Farmers' Market

Plans for 2013-14

Meeting Dates:

Tuesdays, September 24 and October 8

7:00-9:00 PM at the Suzanne Patterson Building

Tuesdays, November 12, December 10, January 14, February 11, and March 11

10:30 AM-12:30 PM at the Princeton Public Library

Tuesdays, April 8, May 13, and June 10

7:00-9:00 PM at the Suzanne Patterson Building

Special Events – Please Volunteer!

August 6 – National Night Out – West Windsor

August 6 – Community Night Out – Princeton

August 26 – Women's Equality Day

September Saturdays – Voter Registration at West Windsor Farmers' Market

September 19 - Voter Registration at Princeton Farmers' Market

September 20-21 Voter Registration to meet deadline for October 16 Senate-seat election

September 21 – LWVNJ Fall Workshops

September 27-28 - Statewide Voter Registration Weekend

October 10 – Voter Registration at Princeton Farmers' Market

April 25, 2014 – Stand Against Racism

April 27 , 2014 – Communiversity

New Activities:

In addition to Voter Service activities (details to be announced in late summer), plans for next year include:

    • The creation of an Action Committee to restore voting rights to all parolees and probationers who are U.S. Citizens, an LWVNJ position. Nancy Hall and Chrystal Schivell are interested in taking advantage of the momentum generated in Princeton by the New Jim Crow Project, based on Michelle Alexander's book The New Jim Crow about mass incarceration. If the League can muster a committee, we might partner with members of the Project and with the ACLU's “Unlock the Vote” initiative.
    • Participation in LWVNJ's Lobby Corps – Example: Women's Lobby Day, June 20 in Trenton
    • The reinstitution of an Observer Corps. Checking with area high schools about registering seniors to vote is an example of an Observer Corps activity. By attending meetings of Building One New Jersey, the local school board or council, or another organization, you may find issues of interest that League could support.

Please remember that Voter Service and membership are everyone's responsibility. Carry your LWV tote bag! Display your LWV pin on your purse or shirt! Perhaps someone will notice them and ask about the League. Keep some voter registration forms in your car or handbag – just in case! And feel free to organize your own voter registration or debate. Chrystal Schivell will supply materials and guidance.

Annual Meeting June 2013

Please note that the date for our annual meeting and dinner is Monday, June 10, 2013. (The date for this event had tentatively been scheduled for June 17, but is now confirmed for the 10th.)

The meeting & dinner will take place from 6 - 8:30 PM at the Salt Creek Grille in Princeton Forrestal Village (Route 1 south, near the Westin hotel). This is the same location as last year.

We are honored to have as our keynote speaker Penny Venetis, Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, and Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise Scholar. She will talk to us about Voters' Rights.

Prior to joining Rutgers–Newark in 1994, Professor Venetis clerked for Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. She also practiced law with the firm O’Melveny & Myers for four years. While there, she worked on complex commercial litigation as well as human rights projects. Among those projects was working with the UN Special Rapporteur investigating war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. She also investigated human rights abuses in the implementation of Peru’s anti-terrorism laws. At Rutgers-Newark, Professor Venetis specializes in civil rights and international human rights impact litigation. Among other things, she has worked on cutting edge issues concerning the human rights of political asylum seekers and immigrants detained in the aftermath of 9/11. Her work focuses on the interplay between international human rights law and U.S. constitutional law. Professor Venetis earned a B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. cum laude from Boston College Law School.

Civil Rights Documentary

The League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township and Lawrence High School invite you to a screening of

The Struggle to Create: A Civil Rights Documentary

A film created by the LHS Threads Civil Rights Movie Team

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7 PM

Lawrence High School Auditorium

Come and see the film about the 1970's founding of Eggerts Crossing Village, Lawrence's subsidized low and moderate income housing.

This pioneering effort became a regional and national model -- and Eggerts Crossing Village remains a great place to live.

At the showing you will meet the students and community leaders who are making history!


Refreshments will be served

Communiversity 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

1:00 - 6:00 PM

The LWV of the Princeton Area will have a table at Communiversity.

Thank you in advance for your support and participation!

For photos and a summary of the League's Communiversity activities, click here.

Princeton Stands Against Racism

The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area is partnering with the Princeton Human Services Commission for the annual Princeton Stands Against Racism.

Friday, April 26

beginning at 5:15 PM

Princeton Library Hinds Plaza

Reception for the participants from 6-6:45 PM.

The event organizers plan to have speakers and a diverse group of individuals read motivational quotes. Mayor Lempert has been invited to give remarks, and there may also be a speaker to give a historical perspective on the naming of Hinds Plaza.

Honoring our Hurricane Heroes

Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony

Friday May 3, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village

201 Village Boulevard

Princeton, NJ 08549

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey Education Fund cordially invites you to a cocktail reception and awards ceremony in honor of our Hurricane Heroes.

These individuals and organizations worked tirelessly to ensure that New Jersey voters could participate in the 2012 General Election in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Please join us in thanking them for their service and commitment to democracy.

Honorees Include:

    • Robert Giles, NJ Division of Elections
    • Alexander Shalom, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
    • Mary Ciccone, Disability Rights New Jersey
    • Catherine Weiss, Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest
  • Our County and Municipal Clerks
  • Our County Election Officials
  • Volunteers and Members of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey

Additionally, the League has been working on a documentary film about the efforts following Hurricane Sandy to ensure that citizens displaced or disrupted by the storm were able to participate in the Election. We are excited to announce that we will feature a portion of that film at this event.

Sandy Smith on Reed & Ponder Show, September 2012

LWV-Princeton Area Voter Service Co-chair Sandy Smith spoke about voter registration and elections in September 2012. Go to minute 15 on the video to see Sandy's interview with Michele Tuck-Ponder and Ingrid Reed.

Visit to Trenton

Monday, March 18 from 11:45 AM to 3 PM.

A brief tour of the League's State office is planned, followed by lunch at the State office and a discussion with VP of Advocacy, Nancy Hedinger, and staff on the important ways the League is impacting NJ issues. We will then go to the NJ State House for a tour of the building and a legislative session of the NJ Senate.