Archived events November 2010-June2011

79th Annual Meeting

Please Join the League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area

for Our Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting

DATE: Thursday, June 9

PLACE: Windrows – off Route One

TIME: 11:30- 2:30 PM

SPEAKER: Donna Liu - "New Ways of Communication"

About our Speaker

Donna Liu will be our speaker at our annual June meeting. Donna Liu is a digital journalist who has lived in Princeton with her family since 2002. She founded AllPrinceton in 2010 as an online hub for community news and information. She is now the director of AllPrinceton. As Director for Strategic Initiatives at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Liu oversaw the use of new media in public policy education. She was the founder and executive director of the UChannel Project, a multimedia portal for recordings of public lectures and events from an international consortium of universities. She was also the WWS facilitator for PolicyNet, a social networking tool hosted by CIGI (the Centre for International Governance Innovation), and dedicated to collaboration in teaching and learning about public policy.

Liu has taught courses in mass media and television news at Princeton University. Before coming to Princeton in 2002, she was a news producer and manager at CNN for 18 years. She founded CNN International’s Asia Production Center in Hong Kong in 1995 and launched the network’s first Asian regional news programming. Professional recognition includes an Emmy for coverage of the Tiananmen protests in China in 1969, and an ACE award for coverage of the 1991 Gulf War.

Valerie B. Jarrett to speak

Senator Wynona Lipman Lecture in Women's Political Leadership

Valerie B. Jarrett

Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls

Monday, May 2 - 5:00 pm

Douglass Campus Center

Rutgers University

100 George Street

New Brunswick, NJ

    • Co-Chair, Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team
    • Senior Advisor, Obama for America 2008
    • Former President and Chief Executive Officer, The Habitat Company
    • Served on Boards of University of Chicago Medical Center, University of Chicago, Local Initiative Support Corporation, The Joyce Foundation, Museum of Science and Industry
    • Past Positions Include Chairman, Chicago Transit Board; Chairman, Board of the Chicago Stock Exchange; Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Finance Chair, Obama for Illinois 2004, Inc.
    • New York Times Magazine article: The Ultimate Obama Insider

Virginia Lockwood, past LWV President

Virginia Chapman Lockwood, 100, died March 12 at home. The celebration of her 100th birthday on September 15, 2010, included a receipt of a letter of birthday greetings from President and Mrs. Barack Obama.

Born on September 15, 1910, in Portland, Maine, she was the daughter of Philip Chapman, a prominent local lawyer and banker, and Gladys Doten Chapman, a leading figure in Maine’s early women’s suffrage movement.

She attended the Waynflete School in Portland, class of 1927, playing both basketball and leading roles in dramatic productions. At the time of her death she was the oldest living graduate. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1931. There she had been Freshman Class President, Student Government President, and one of its last surviving members.

She returned to Portland to teach at Waynflete, during which time she met and subsequently married William Lockwood, a young economics instructor at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. The couple moved to New York City where she began what was to become a lifelong dedication to teaching children in the primary grades, starting with her first job at the Dalton School.

In 1941, she and her husband moved to Princeton. While Mr. Lockwood served abroad in the Army during World War II, she raised two young boys and became active locally in the League of Women Voters (president from 1945-1947), the YWCA, the Princeton Group Arts, and even found time to act with the Princeton Community Players.

After the war, when her husband joined the faculty of Princeton University, she added a daughter to her family, and took up teaching third and fourth grades again, first at Miss Fine’s School and subsequently at Princeton Day School, after the merger between Miss Fine’s and Princeton Country Day School. She retired in 1969 after 23 consecutive years, having taught more than a generation of Princeton children. During this time, she continued to remain active in the affairs of the Wellesley Club of Central New Jersey and the League of Women Voters, while traveling frequently abroad with her husband. They travelled to the Far East and annually to her summer home in Maine on the shores of Casco Bay.

Following her husband’s death in 1978, she became an active Docent at the Princeton University Art Museum for many years. She also took up writing poetry with a passion, becoming a fixture of U.S. 1, the local Princeton poets’ cooperative, who often held their monthly meeting at her home. Her verse appeared in several publications and she frequently participated in poetry readings at the Princeton Arts Council, Barnes & Noble, and other location

She is survived by her two sons, William Jr. and Stephen; her daughter, Julia; and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be private. Contributions in her memory may be made to the U.S.1 Worksheets, c/o Mimi Danson, P.O. Box 127, Kingston, N.J. 08528.

Second Annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony

Senator Robert Menendez announces

The Second Annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony

Monday, March 28, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Performing Arts Center, Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ.

Held in honor of Women’s History Month, it will highlight the many achievements that trailblazing women have made over the years to New Jersey.

This Year’s Honorees are:

Kathleen DiChiara President/CEO Community FoodBank of NJ

Major General Maria Falca-Dodson Commander, NJ Air National Guard

Zulima V. Farber Member, Lowenstein Sandler PC

Danielle Kovach NJ State Teacher of the Year, 2011

Jeannine LaRue Senior Vice President, The Kaufman Zita Grou

Alice Stokes Paul Women’s Suffragist (1885-1977)

Janet Sharma Executive Director, Volunteer Center of Bergen County

Implications of Health Care Reform for Children of New Jersey

Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International AffairsInvites You to a Policy Forum:

"Implications of Health Care Reform for Children of New Jersey"

Friday, March 18, 2011 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Enactment of federal health care reform creates the opportunity to improve health care access, coverage, quality and outcomes for children in New Jersey. Key components of federal health care reform that will be examined include health insurance exchanges, new eligibility and enrollment standards, and a new vision for Medicaid and CHIP. These provisions can expand health insurance coverage, improve the quality of coverage, and reduce costs for children and families. This policy forum will highlight important research, major provisions of health care reform, and various strategies that New Jersey can adopt as it implements reform - all with the goal of better health care for children.

The format for the event will be presentation and discussion. Three researchers will each give a 15 minute overview of compelling research that is shaping the health care debate as it pertains to children. The second panel will begin with each person giving a five minute overview of his or her views and then spending the remaining time asking the researchers questions. The goal of this format is to have the second panel shape the discussion about how the research impacts decisions that New Jersey must make as it implements health care reform with an eye to improving care for children.

A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot

Former journalist Mary Walton, author of A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot, will speak about Alice Paul, a New Jersey Quaker who was the leader of the militant wing of the suffrage movement from 1913 to 1920. The book's release in August 2010, marked the ninetieth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the vote.

This program is sponsored by LWV of Lawrence Township and the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

An Evening With Former NJ Governor Thomas H. Kean

The State of Politics Today

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Reception: 6:30 PM

Speech, followed by Q&A with audience: 7 PM

Rider University, Mercer Room (located within Daly Dining Hall)

2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

The former New Jersey Governor and chairman of the national commission investigating the 9/11 attacks visits as a part of an ongoing Governing New Jersey series produced by The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics.

Ready to Run

The Center for American Women and Politics invites you to...

Ready to Run

Friday & Saturday, March 18-19, 2011

Ready to RunTM: Friday, 4:15 - 8:00 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Pre-conference programs for women of color: Friday, Noon - 4:00 pm

Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers-New Brunswick

Why Get Ready to Run in 2011?

You care about what happens in your community, your state and your nation. You've worked hard on the issues that matter most to you, taken leadership roles in professional life and as a volunteer, and helped others advance in politics. You have the skills, the knowledge, the willingness to serve. Why not step up yourself?

Following the 2010 census, state legislative districts will be redrawn, creating new and open seats - and that means opportunities will open up at every level. Newcomers fare best in races for open seats, making 2011 a great year for women like you to run and win!

Program Overview

Ready to RunTM is a bi-partisan program for women who want to run for office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, become community leaders, or learn more about the political system.

Participants will walk away with:

    • "how-to" instructions on running for office
    • fundraising and media skills
    • real-world advice and best practices from experts
    • more effective leadership skills
    • a better understanding of party politics
    • internet strategies for campaigns

The conference features two tracks to meet your needs: Track 1 - I'm Ready to Run, Now What? andTrack 2 - I'm Not Ready to Run Yet, But...

Three pre-conference programs will be offered on Friday, March 18, to encourage more women of color to run for office:

Elección Latina

Rising Stars: Educating Asian American Women for Politics

Run Sister Run: Women of the African Diaspora Changing the Political Landscape

Center for American Women and Politics

Eagleton Institute of Politics

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901


Redistricting in New Jersey: The Challenges Ahead

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Educational Testing Service

Conant Lounge C, Conant Hall

660 Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541

with featured speakers

Benjamin Brickner, author of "Reading between the Lines: Congressional and State Legislative Redistricting, Their Reform in Iowa, Arizona and California, and Ideas for Change in New Jersey"

Len Preston, Chief for Labor Market Information, New Jersey State Data Center, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Ingrid Reed, Former Director, New Jersey Eagleton Project, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University

This free program is open to the public.

Co-sponsored by

The Leagues of Women Voters of Lawrence Township, Hopewell Valley, the Princeton Area, and Hightstown-East Windsor.

The League of Women Voters welcomes women and men to participate in all events.

Tax Caps: What They Are and How They Work

The League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township

invites you to a presentation by

Richard S. Krawczun, Lawrence Township Municipal Manager

The calculation of municipal budgets and property taxes is not simply the addition of expenses divided by the number of taxable properties in a municipality. There are numerous factors and formulas that go into creating a municipal budget and calculating both the property tax rate and the tax levy. In recent years, more attention has been given by a range of stakeholders to one component, tax caps. At this informational session, the Lawrence Township Municipal Manager will explain in plain language what tax caps are and how they work in the context of municipal finances.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 7:30 P.M. to 9 P.M.

Lawrence Township Police Headquarters Training Room

2209 Lawrence Road, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

This free program is open to the public. Advanced reservations are encouraged due to space limitations.

The League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township welcomes women and men to participate in all of its events.

New Jersey Future to Honor Ingrid Reed

Longtime League member Ingrid Reed will be honored for her commitment to New Jersey and its communities.

November 21 at Morven.

31st Annual Interfaith Service and Peace Conference

Global Abolition of Nuclear Weapons:

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Interfaith Service 11 a.m., Princeton University Chapel

Annual Conference 1:30 - 5:00 p.m., Princeton University Art Museum