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LWVNJ 2015-2016 Calendar: Full Calendar for State Leagues

Debate Moderator Training

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm, Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043

Cost: $10 to cover materials

League moderators are always in high demand! NJ voters rely on nonpartisan, informative League moderated debates to learn more about candidates and make informed decisions at the polls. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey will host a training for members and prospective members interested in learning about moderating or refreshing their skills. Please RSVP to Pat Thompson at contact@lwvnj.org by February 24, 2016. Bring a bag lunch!

Community Discussion: Learning to Lead

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7 pm - 9 pm, Alexander Hamilton School, 24 Mills St, Morristown, NJ

Join the League of Women Voters Morristown Area for a discussion about encouraging young women to become more actively involved in government. See flyer for panelists and for more information.

Great Decisions 2016

Multiple Dates, Calvary Church, 31 Woodland Ave, Summit, NJ

The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence & Summit and Interweave are co-sponsoring Great Decisions 2016. Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Institute, is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.

The program runs on Wednesdays from February 3 to April 13. Meetings are held at Calvary Church, on the corner of Woodland and De Forest Avenues in Summit (no meetings on Feb 10, March 23, and March 30). The cost for the eight week session is $95.00 ($85 for League and Interweave members). People may register for individual sessions at $20.00 each. You may send a check made payable to Interweave and mail it to the Interweave Office, 31 Woodland Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. Or register by credit card over the phone at 908-277-2120.

The Foreign Policy Institute provides an excellent manual, which you receive upon registration. A video clip is shown at the beginning of each session. Lively discussion is encourages by the facilitator. After each session,participants fill out an opinion ballot which are sent to members of Congress and appropriate government departments.

GREAT DECISIONS 2016 TOPICS This year's topics are as follows:

The Rise of ISIS- February 17

The Future of Kurdistan- February 24

Migration- March 2

The Koreas- March 9

The United Nations- March 18

Climate Change- April 6

Cuba and the U.S.- April 13

Learn more about these topics

Save the Dates - More Info Coming Soon

Friday, May 6, 2016, evening (exact time to be announced), Making Democracy Work Awards Cocktail Reception

Saturday, May 7, 2016, Spring Forum and Workshops



Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9 am - 3 pm, NJ Hospital Association Conference Center, 760 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ

What can be done to increase voter turnout? New Jersey's voter turnout rates are at record lows. Join us as we hear from experts offering their solutions to combat decreased voter participation. The day includes breakfast and lunch, a keynote speaker, a panel, and afternoon workshop sessions.

The following material was presented during or is being offered as a follow-up to this forum (more information to be added, please check back):

Voter Empowerment Panel


Afternoon Workshops:

The Dangers of Fracking, Gas Pipelines, and Climate Change: Doug O'Malley, Director, Environment New Jersey

All About Redistricting: Ingrid Reed

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


















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