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LWVNJ 2015-2016 Calendar: Full Calendar for State Leagues

 

 

An Evening with Our Mayors: A Community Conversation

Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 pm, Thomas Jefferson School, 101 James Street, Morristown

The League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area invites you to spend an evening with the mayors of Morris Twp, Madison, Morristown, Morris Plains, and Randolph. Learn more.

Development 101

Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 pm, Hopewell Township Municipal Building Auditorium, 201 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd, Titusville

The League of Women Voters of Hopewell Valley will host a public forum, called “Development 101”, to provide an introduction to the Planning & Zoning process, how it affects decisions in the Hopewell Valley, and how you can have a voice in the process. Learn more.

Race, Gender and the 2016 Election

Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 pm, Douglass Campus Center, Trayes Hall, Rutgers, New Brunswick

CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson will give the 2016 Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women's Political Leadership lecture. This event is sponsored by the Center for American Women and Politics and the League of Women Voters of New Jersey is a co-sponsor. RSVP and learn more.

NJ's Pressing Issues: An Interactive Program Presented by NJ Spotlight Journalists

Thursday, April 21, 7:30 pm, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metro Campus, Dickinson Hall, Wilson Auditorium, 140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack, NJ

Join North Jersey Public Policy Network for a discussion with the NJ Spotlight journalists about NJ's pressing issues. Learn more.

Citizenship Under Seige

Thursday, April 21, 12:30 pm, County College of Morris, Davidson Room, Student Community Center

Join Dr. Ann D. Gordon for a discussion of "Rights, Privileges and Citizenship: The Argument for Woman Suffrage." Learn more.

Sexual Assault on College Campuses

April 26, 2016, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Moorestown Friends Meetinghouse, Social Room, 118 East Main Street, Moorestown, NJ

Join the League of Burlington County for a discussion about sexual assault on college campuses. See flyer for panelists and for more information.

Big Sky, Big Money

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7:00 pm, Lawrence Headquarters Branch, 2751 Brunswick Pike (Bus. Route 1), Lawrenceville

The League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township (co-sponsors Represent.Us and The Friends of the Lawrnce Library) invites you to a documentary screening and discussion of "Big Sky, Big Money." Learn more.

Democracy in Action: A Deep Dive into Election

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:30 pm, De Corso Community Center, 15 East 4th Street, New Providence, NJ

The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit will host Brigid Callahan Harrison for a discussion about the ongoing presidential campaigns and look ahead to the 2017 NJ gubernatorial election. Learn more.

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:

Cuba and the U.S.- April 13

Learn more about these topics

Making Democracy Work Awards and Cocktail Reception

Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, The Madison Hotel, Morristown, NJ

2016 and Beyond: Serving New Jersey Voters

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, The College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ

 

PAST EVENTS

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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