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LWVNJ 2015-2016 Calendar: Full Calendar for State Leagues

Serve our State as a Debate Moderator

Monday, May 16, 2016, 5:30 pm - 9 pm, Hedinger & Lawless, 147 Columbia Turnpike #200, Florham Park

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, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area, will host a training for members and prospective members interested in learning about moderating or refreshing their skills. You must RSVP to contact@lwvnj.org by May 12 to attend. The cost is $10 to cover materials.

Facilitator Training and Community Forum

Training: Saturday, May 14, location to be announced; Community Forum, May 18, 6 pm - 8 pm, Rutgers - New Brunswick, Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Auditorium, 33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

NJ Communities Forward (NJCF) has been working over the last two years to address issues of opportunity and safety through civil discourse in communities across the state. A key component of that work has involved the use of facilitated conversations, bolstered by a shared information basis, to move from dialogue to action. NJCF has worked to build a basis for trust between police and the communites they serve. By searching out common ground, NJCF hopes we can move to higher ground. This work requires trained facilitators and NJCF is delighted to be able to invte LWV members to join this effort. Please contact Retha Onitiri at ronitiri@gmail.com if you would like to join NJCF's facilitation team.

How Automatic Registration Could Add Millions of New Voters

Wednesday, May 18, 8:30 am - 12 pm, New York University (Rosenthal Pavilion), NYC

Join the Brennan Center for Justice for a conversation featuring former Attorney General Eric Holder, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, and other experts explaining exactly how automatic registration works and why the rest of the country should pass it without delay. RSVP and learn more.

A Community Conversation: Stemming the Rising Tide of Opiod Abuse

May 25, 7 pm - 9:15 pm, Alexander Hamilton School, 24 Mills Street, Morristown

The Morris County Prosecutorís Office and the League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area are teaming up to hold a special forum on the growing problem of opiate and heroin abuse in the nation, state and Morris County. Learn more.





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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