The League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township is part of a state and national nonpartisan organization open to women, men, and students.
The LWV serves the public with issue advocacy, voter education and voter support. After careful study and member consensus, the LWV advocates for legislation that promotes good government. The LWV neither supports nor opposes individual candidates for office; however, we are wholeheartedly political and work to promote sound public policy through our advocacy.
League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township Bylaws:
We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.
Providing Voter Services.
We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.
We believe in the power of
women to create a more perfect democracy.
Founded in 1919, the League of Women Voters, a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The national League was founded in 1919 as an auxiliary to the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), and was designed as a non-partisan organization dedicated to educating women for their new political role.
The League replaced NAWSA after women were granted the right to vote in 1920. At the same time, New Jersey launched a state organization in Newark. Since 1920, many communities established local leagues. Founders of the League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township began their organizing efforts in 1961 and received a charter the following year. Today, there are 38 local Leagues throughout New Jersey and the number is growing.
All local Leagues are part of, and led by the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, headquartered across from the State Capitol at 204 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608.
The Lawrence LWV welcomes women and men over age 16 from the New Jersey communities of Lawrenceville, Ewing, Trenton, and Hamilton.