Creating a More Perfect Democracy
League OF Women Voters of the Princeton Area
The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area welcomes members–all men and women over 16–from the central New Jersey communities of Kendall Park, Kingston, Montgomery, Plainsboro, Princeton, Rocky Hill, South Brunswick, and West Windsor.Please join us!
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Women Power Democracy is the new programmatic focus of the League of Women Voters that will advance a stronger, more representative American democracy.

Since the 2020 election, we have seen new barriers to voting and continued attacks on our democracy that require a renewed organizational investment. ‘Women Power Democracy’ is a 4-pronged approach to tackle systemic challenges to voting rights through advocacy, litigation, and organizing. These League-led programs will build more trust in our elections, grow our electorate with equity, create fairness for voter access, and ensure community districting truly reflects our population.

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.

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.

Read more at energizingyoungvoters.com


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

2021 Award Presented to Ana Stucker

Ana, a 2021 graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, contributed countless hours as our intern in the summer 2020, creating entries in VOTE411 for the races in six counties that lack a local League. Her job entailed contacting county clerks for emails, inviting over 50 candidates to participate, sending them reminders, and publishing their responses. Ana also helped League members who are not computer-savvy with inputting data on VOTE411. To virtual applause at the League's Annual Meeting in June, Ana opened the certificate and check for $300 and promised to continue promoting the League’s values.

Vote 411

VOTE411 Helped Millions Find 2020 Nonpartisan Election Information.

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2021 Election Calendar

September 28, 2021 National Voter Registration Day

October 12, 2021 Last Day to Register for NJ's General Election

November 2, 2021 General Election

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Next meeting: Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 7 PM on Zoom

Please return to this site for comlete schedule of meetings for 2021-2022.

Annual Meeting Report June 2021

LWV-Princeton Area Reports

June 2021 Newsletter

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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

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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

LWV Education Blog

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LWVNJ Impact on Issues 2020-2022

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Citizens Guide 2019

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Citizen's Guide to Government

* Contact information for all NJ State and Federal elected officials

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