Women and Family Issues

"Now more than ever, we must work hard to defend democracy. With our most basic rights and values under attack - the right to control our own bodies, the right to raise a family in a safe and healthy environment, the right to stay united with one's family, among so many other issues - educating voters about these very real and very salient issues is a top priority. And even if these current threats are assuaged, we cannot rest. For the next 100 years and beyond, we must continue to strengthen our communities and build towards a reality where all voters have access to high-quality, comprehensive information about their vote."
- Casey Olesko, League member, Jersey City

Our Work

Reproductive Justice. Equal Pay. An end to human trafficking. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey knows that when women are empowered to make their own choices about their bodies, their finances, and their lives, everyone benefits. We stand with women.

Reproductive and Maternal Justice

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey fights for women’s access to healthcare, including birth control and abortion access.

Sex Education

The League supports effort to address the need for comprehensive sex education programs and advocates for legislation for the development of sex education standards.
Recent Actions:
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey sent a letter to Governor Murphy urging his administration to maintain the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education adopted by the State Board of Education in 2020.

Economic Equality

The League was a lead organization in fighting for the passage of one of the strongest equal pay bills in the nation. We work to promote economic policies that benefit women and families.

Human Trafficking

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey supports legislation to end human trafficking.

Get Involved

To get involved in LWVNJ's advocacy work on Women and Family Issues, please contact Philip Hensley at phensley@lwvnj.org.