Events

Our League was honored to host author Angela Dodson at a great public meeting Wednesday, March 6, 2019. She is seen here, seated (center) surrounded by members of LWVLT, Friends of the Library, and copies of her book, “Remember the Ladies.”

Angela P. Dodson spoke about her book, "Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box," at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch last week, March 6, 2019, in honor of Women's History Month.

Angela P. Dodson is an independent writer and former New York Times senior editor, and consultant. She has taught workshops on writing and editing for many organizations including the National Black Writers Conference, the National Association of Black Journalists, the American Press Institute, the American Society of Newspaper Editors and various colleges. She has also been an adjunct instructor in media studies at Mercer County Community College.

Her book, published in 2017, is about the women's suffrage movement in the United States and women’s political gains up to the present. This program was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township and the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

2019-2020 LWVLT Board and Members'

Monthly Meetings  &

              Voter Registration Dates             

   Monthly Meeting Date
 
 2020 December 4th 2019-December 2nd

All monthly Board & Member Meetings take place at 7 PM at the Lawrence Headquarters Library, Room 1

  1. Wednesday, December 4 at 7 PM

  2. Sunday, January 12 - Holiday Party at private residence

  3. Wednesday, February 5, 2020

  4. Wednesday, March 4, 2020

  5. Canceled--April 1, 2020

  6. Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Zoom Meeting

  7. Wednesday,  June 3, 2020 Postponed

  8. June 10, 2020  Annual Meeting & Dinner Zoom Meeting

  9. July: No Meeting

  10. Wednesday, August 12: Zoom New Board Meeting

  11. Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  12. Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  13. Wednesday, November 4, 2020

  14. Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Voter Registration Events

2019 Voter Registration Events

  1.  April 24, Lawrence High School, 2525 Princeton Pike, Lawrence Twp. 

  2. April 27, East Trenton Collaborative Spring Kickoff Block Party, St. Joe’s and East Trenton Avenue, Trenton 

  3. April 29, MCCC James Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad St., Trenton 

  4. May 1, Trenton High School West, 1001 West State St., Trenton 

  5. May 29, STEM Civics High School, 1555 Pennington Road, Ewing 

  6. August 6, Lawrence Township’s Night Out Against Crime, Municipal Building, Lawrence Twp. 

  7. August 22, The College of New Jersey Connect Fest, Brower Student Center, Ewing

  8. August 24, East Trenton Collaborative, 601 N Clinton Ave, Trenton 

  9. August 29, HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Ave., Lawrence Twp. 

  10. September 8, Puerto Rican Festival of Trenton, Trenton City Hall, 319 E. State Street, Trenton 

  11. September 18, HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Ave., Lawrence Twp. 

  12. September 24, National Voter Registration Day, Trenton City Hall, 319 E. State St., Trenton 

  13. September 26, MCCC Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad St., Trenton 

  14. October 1, HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Ave., Lawrence Twp. 

  15. October 2, MCCC Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad St., Trenton 

  16. October 6, Lawrence Community Day, Central Park, 100 Dave Nevius Way, Lawrence Twp. 

  17. October 8, MCCC Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad St., Trenton 

  18. October 10, Trenton Central High School, 400 Chambers St., Trenton 

 
April 24th-October 10th
2019

Map

Recent Past Events

Monday, February 10, 2020

 

1 PM the Senate Chamber of the New Jersey State House.

A gathering was held on the floor of the New Jersey Senate where a proclamation in honor of the LWV 100th Birthday was read and presented by

Senator Loretta Weinberg.

A reception followed at the LWVNJ offices,

204 West State St., Trenton

Sunday, February 9 at 2 PM

 

Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Women’s Suffrage, written and presented by Carol Simon Levin, co-sponsored with the Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society and the League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township.

Through the persona of Ms. Feickert, Levin told the stories of many women activists with New Jersey ties.

Joined by the Lawrence League of Women Voters

"Lawrence Township's Night Out Against Crime"

Tuesday,

August 6, 2019

Cassidy Stoneback (left) and Maura Freeland

Our LWVLT 2019 Youth Leadership Award Winners.

Youth Voter Registration Project

Cassidy Stoneback and Maura Freeland registering new voters

at STEM Civics High School in Ewing, May 29, 2019.

1.     We are proud to announce that in December 2018, Lawrence High School students Maura Freeland and Cassidy Stoneback were awarded a $500 grant from the LWV Educational Fund for the Youth Voter Registration project. The project aims to engage high school, community college, and/or vocational school students in the electoral process, and in particular work to mitigate the widespread disparities in youth voting among African Americans, Latinos, and young people with no college experience. Registration events have taken place this spring at: Lawrence High School, The East Trenton Collaborative spring street fair, MCCC James Kerney Campus, Trenton High School -- the Trenton's STEM Civics charter school on May 29. The project has 133 new registrations thus far.

2.     Our League's primary area of activity and success continues to be Voter Registration. From May 2018 to the present we have registered 345 voters and helped many more. In 2018-19, we held 19 additional voter registration events targeting new voters and under-served populations. These locations included Lawrence High School (three times), Lawrence Community Day, Mercer County College James Kerney Campus in Trenton, Hamilton Oktoberfest, the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, and New Day Ministries at Shiloh Baptist Church -- to name just a few.

The LHS Senior Awards Ceremony was held on June 6, 2019.

Nicole Plett, Co-Chair of the LWVLT  presented award certificates to

Maura Freeland

and

Cassidy Stoneback 

LHS 2019 Awards

We're Celebrating the

100th Birthday

of The League of Women Voters!

February 14, 1920

Members of the LWV of Lawrence Township & Friends met on the steps of the Trenton Free Public Library at 120 Academy Street in Trenton to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the LWV.

The women's suffrage colors are Gold, White and Violet, and we wore our 'Votes for Women' sashes.

We honored the 150-year struggle endured by so many determined women who came before us to win the right to vote!

Inside the library you can visit our "Women Power the Vote" historical displays that tell the story of our struggle!

Lucy Branham addresses a crowd in 1919 during the campaign to win the vote for women

100th birthday of LWV Video photo at Tre

photo by Michael Mancuso

photo by Michael Mancuso

photo by Michael Mancuso

photo by Michael Mancuso

photo by Michael Mancuso

photo by Michael Mancuso

The LWV of Lawrence Township

Voter Registration Events

Trenton Town Hall

From left to right:

Lois Riskin, Nicole Plett,

Ellen Maak,

Georganne D'Angelo, and Ann Wolf

LWVNJ 63rd Biennial Conference:

"Defending Democracy for the Next 100 Years!"

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

at The Imperia Hotel,

1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset.

Nicole Plett, Lois Riskin, Ann Wolf, Georganne D'Angelo, and Ellen Maak attended. 

Town Council members Mike Powers, left, and Cathleen Lewis, with John Ryan, Mercer County Surrogate Judge Diane Gerofsky and Mercer County Freeholder Ann Cannon

June 12, 2019 Annual Meeting & Dinner

 Cobblestone Creek Country Club

 

The Lawrence League of Women Voters is thrilled to announce that our LWVLT Youth Leadership Awards were given to two Lawrence High School seniors who have excelled in raising their fellow students' awareness of the importance of voting, as well as educating and registering new teenaged voters.

Our 2019 Youth Leadership Awards go to Cassidy Stoneback (right) and Maura Freeland (left) of Lawrence HS.

Over the course of their Junior and Senior years, Maura and Cassidy registered 185 new student voters at three voter registration drives at Lawrence HS in June and September 2018, and April 2019.

In December 2018, Maura and Cassidy were awarded a $500 grant from the national LWV Educational Fund for its Youth Voter Registration project. This project is designed to "engage high school, community college, and/or vocational school students in the electoral process, and to mitigate the widespread disparities in youth voting among African Americans, Latinos, and young people with no college experience." The registration locations were: Lawrence HSl, the East Trenton Collaborative Spring Street Fair, MCCC James Kerney Campus, Trenton Central HS, and the STEM Civics Charter HS in Ewing and yielded 157 new student voter registrations in Mercer County.

We are delighted to learn that Maura will attend Rowan University as part of the Honors College with a major in political science. Cassidy will enter the honors program at American University in Washington, DC next fall, majoring in CLEG (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government). We send them both our best wishes for the future!

Mercer County Community College

Voter Registration 

April 27, 2019

East Trenton Collaborative

Spring Kick-Off Street Fair

Voter Registration-April 29, 2019

Lawrence High School

Voter Registration 

April 24, 2019

2019 Voter Registration

Mercer County, NJ online 

Voter Registration form

Trenton High School

Voter Registration

April 29, 2019

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