Two local leagues, the Princeton Area League and the East Windsor-Hightstown League, merged on July 19th to create a more robust and efficient organization. The new combined League, containing 80 members, will build on 90 years of presence in the area to better inform local voters and advocate for democratic reforms together.
Sam Wang, the director of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project, moderated a town hall featuring California's Citizen Redistricting Commission. Co-hosted by LWV and Fair Districts New Jersey, the event discussed efforts to combat gerrymandering through community-centered redistricting reform.
LWVNJ's Women and Family Issues Committee organized a public panel discussion titled "NJ Maternal Mortality: A Critical Issue." Held at the DeCorso Center in New Providence on November 14, 2019, the event featured various experts addressing the urgent matter of maternal mortality in the state.
We facilitated voter registration for newly sworn-in US citizens at a naturalization ceremony held in Princeton on September 18, 2019. Our members provided assistance to 13 new citizens in completing their registration forms, marking a significant step in their journey to citizenship.
In a keynote speech to the LWV-Princeton Area members during our annual meeting, Sam Wang speaks about his research on gerrymandering amid recent Supreme Court cases. His mathematical argument that partisan gerrymandering can be quantified may prove useful in settling future redistricting disputes.
"Songs of the Suffragists: Lyrics of American Feminism from 1850 to 2020," authored by LWV Berkeley Heights, New Providence & Summit, delves into the transformative power of music within the women's suffrage movement. This anthology highlights the evolution and resonance of suffragist songs throughout history.