Songs of the Suffragists

Songs of the Suffragists: Lyrics of American Feminism from 1850 to 2020 by The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence & SummitThe music of the women’s suffrage movement reflects the culture of change that activists inspired, and that inspired activism. Songs sung by and about suffragists reveal their persuasive arguments for political equality, and helped link their cause to the other activist movements of their time. Notably, the lyrics of pre-Nineteenth Amendment songs foreshadow the feminist message of later suffragists, who sought to advance the cause of women’s equality in their own times.

This book was started by LWVBHNPS interns Julia Haas and Elizabeth Moshkevich in the spring of 2018 with the help of LWV members Pat Dolan and Susan Ferris Rights. During the spring of 2019 and up until this spring of 2020 LWV member Laura Casteblanco Engehardt and former intern Stephanie Lioudis with help from Bridget Bowen continued, researched, expanded and added to the book to greatly enhance the original publication to make a highly informative and entertaining publication.

"The Jersey Exception"

From 1776 to 1807, women in New Jersey had equal voting rights.

Read the New York Times article, by Jennifer Schuessler, about research done by historians at the Museum of the American Revolution, including an 1801 poll list from Montgomery Township.

LWVNJ Studies

NJ Maternal Mortality: A Critical Issue

A Panel Discussion sponsored by

LWV Women & Family Issues

November 14, 2019

Click here for a video of the panel discussion and for more information.

Gerrymandering Reforms

Princeton University professor Sam Wang holds town hall on gerrymandering with California's Citizen Redistricting Commission

November 14, 2019

Click here for a report from the Daily Princetonian.

Sexual Assault on College Campuses

The League adopted this study because we note with alarm the increase, or at least the increase in reporting, of campus sexual assault and want to determine how best to respond to alleged sexual assault on students in college communities. Click here for consensus study information and questions.

Praise for the League's Work

The Princeton Packet, in its October 16, 2015 editorial, cites LWV-Princeton Area for its ongoing work in voter service.