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
Wednesday, December 4 at 7 PM
Sunday, January 12 - Holiday Party at private residence
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
June 2020 (date TBD): Annual Meeting & Dinner
July: No Meeting
Wednesday, August 12: New Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Voter Registration Dates
2019 Voter Registration Dates
April 24, Lawrence High School, 2525 Princeton Pike, Lawrence Twp.
April 27, East Trenton Collaborative Spring Kickoff Block Party, St. Joe’s and East Trenton Avenue, Trenton
April 29, MCCC James Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad St., Trenton
May 1, Trenton High School West, 1001 West State St., Trenton
May 29, STEM Civics High School, 1555 Pennington Road, Ewing
August 6, Lawrence Township’s Night Out Against Crime, Municipal Building, Lawrence Twp.
August 22, The College of New Jersey Connect Fest, Brower Student Center, Ewing
August 24, East Trenton Collaborative, 601 N Clinton Ave, Trenton
August 29, HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Ave., Lawrence Twp.
September 8, Puerto Rican Festival of Trenton, Trenton City Hall, 319 E. State Street, Trenton
September 18, HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Ave., Lawrence Twp.
September 24, National Voter Registration Day, Trenton City Hall, 319 E. State St., Trenton
September 26, MCCC Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad St., Trenton
October 1, HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Ave., Lawrence Twp.
October 2, MCCC Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad St., Trenton
October 6, Lawrence Community Day, Central Park, 100 Dave Nevius Way, Lawrence Twp.
October 8, MCCC Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad St., Trenton
October 10, Trenton Central High School, 400 Chambers St., Trenton
April 24th-October 10th
Recent Past Events
"Lawrence Township's Night Out Against Crime"
Joined by the Lawrence League of Women Voters
August 6, 2019
June 12, 2019 Annual Meeting & Dinner
Cobblestone Creek Country Club
Town Council members Mike Powers, left, and Cathleen Lewis, with John Ryan, Mercer County Surrogate Judge Diane Gerofsky and Mercer County Freeholder Ann Cannon
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!
Lawrence High School
April 24, 2019
Mercer County Community College
April 27, 2019
East Trenton Collaborative
Spring Kick-Off Street Fair
Voter Registration-April 29, 2019
2019 Voter Registration
Mercer County, NJ online
Trenton High School
April 29, 2019
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.
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.
From left to right:
Lois Riskin, Nicole Plett,
Georganne D'Angelo, and Ann Wolf
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.
LHS 2019 Awards
The LHS Senior Awards Ceremony was held on June 6, 2019.
Nicole Plett, Co-Chair of the LWVLT presented award certificates to