Friday, July 22, 2016

LWVT Events Listing: September 2016


VOTER INFORMATION: LWVT Links


VOTER REGISTRATION

Back to School night at Bryant Sept. 13

Back to School night at Whittier, Lowell, Hawthorne Sept. 20

Back to School night at Bryant Sept.Sept. 13

Back to School night at Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and
     Teaneck  High School: Sept. 29 Sept.


BOARD MEETING Sept. 14  7:30 PM Arlene's house.

Images of Women's Equality for August 26, 2016





Images of Women's  Equality Day:(L-R:) Bella Abzug, Gender Pay Disparity, Silicon Valley celebration (National Women's Equality Day), Pictures of Woman's Equality Day, Rosie the Riveter, Suffragist March for Votes, Poster celebrating women's equality, women's diversity.

On August 26, we celebrate the right of women in the United States to vote. It was granted in August, 1920, to honor the memory of all women, especially those who labored long and hard to obtain the vote for women.


The League of Women Voters-New Jersey history was prepared by Dr. Fernanda Perrone of the Special Collections Department, Rutgers University Libraries. She described the history decade by decade. The abridged history is available on the LWVNJ web site.

The first set of LWVNJ Minutes, April, 1920, is  visible on the web, courtesy of Rutgers University Libraries, which houses all the papers from 1920 through 1991.

The records for each chapter are archived. (The files  of League of Women Voters, Teaneck 1952-1985, is contained in Box  40, files 1-3, should anyone be curious.) 


Women's History &  LWV 

 Women's History:L
ibrary of Congress American Memory: 

"Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures

Women of Protest: 

Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party

Exhibits Featuring Women

Suffragists Oral History Project


About Alice Paul: Web site.




Worth Reading:
Histories of the struggle, the attainment and the Suffragist movement

  

The League of Women Voters of Teaneck's letter to The Suburbanite about SCR66.

The League of Women Voters of Teaneck's letter to The Suburbanite about  SCR66.
It should be published next week (Th. August 28).
Below it is the LWVNJ-prepared template used to develop the letter. It has search links helpful in contacting state legislators.
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                                                                                                            July 20, 2016



 To the Editor:

 The League of Women Voters of Teaneck is urging the NJ Senate to post SCR66 for a vote as soon as possible.  If passed, it would prohibit the NJ Department of Environmental Protection from adopting its harmful revisions to the Flood Hazard, Coastal Zone and Storm-Water Management Rules.  The Assembly has done its part and passed ACR160.  We now need the Senate to post and vote on this at its’ next session, August 1st.



Several months ago, the legislature voted once to rescind the DEP’s unacceptable proposal, sending it back to the DEP for revision.  Unfortunately, the DEP has done nothing substantial to reduce the proposed damage to our water.  These revisions cause irreparable harm by rolling back protections against flooding and allowing more stream buffer vegetation to be cleared;  buffers which are crucial to protecting our water supply in this state.



The interests of developers should not come before the public’s need for clean water!  Cutting red tape should not mean placing people in harm’s way and risking the quality of our water supply, but that is precisely what the DEP’s proposed self-certification and loosely defined mitigation rules will do.



The League of Women Voters implores readers to contact their State Senators and ask them to urge Senate President Sweeney to post SCR66 on August 1st, and vote YES.  A list of Senators can be found at www.njleg.state.nj.us, or by calling the League of Women Voters at 800-792-8683 (VOTE).



Doris Thurber

Advocacy Chair

League of Women Voters of Teaneck






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Help Protect Our Water Supply
Urgent Action Needed Today
Because of your support, we are close to passing legislation (ACR160/SCR66) that will order the NJ Department of Environmental Protection to withdraw harmful revisions to New Jersey's Flood Hazard Rules.

With your action, the NJ Assembly and NJ Senate Environment Committee both passed this legislation, but Senate President Sweeney has not yet posted the bill in the Senate. We need Senate President Sweeney to put the bill up for a vote on August 1st so the full Senate can block these harmful revisions.

Please call Senator Sweeney now at 856-251-9801 and urge him to put SCR66 up for a vote on August 1st to protect our state's water and protect us from flooding.

The proposed revisions threaten our water supply, increase erosion, and increase the risk of flooding. Cutting red tape shouldn't mean placing people in harm's way and risking the quality of our water supply. Read this letter to the editor to learn more about these harmful revisions.

After you reach out to Senate President Sweeney, please also take a minute to contact your New Jersey State Senator and ask that she or he vote yes on SCR66.  

You can look up your Senator by municipality here or you can call us at 1-800-792-8683 (VOTE) for contact information. Thank you.  
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

League of Women Voters of Teaneck: The Year in Review


LWV Teaneck Scholarship Awarded to Woundenberg



Juliana Woudenberg was the student who won our LWV scholarship this year.  She is going to Baruch Honors College at CUNY. She is studying Geography and Politics with a Minor in NY Studies. She is also interested in Business with an eye to Nonprofits.  She was in the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute during the summer last year for 2 weeks. She is a  well-rounded student, with a class rank of 25th.

The Teaneck Community Scholarship program funds students through donations. The students apply for scholarships in February and then the selection committee reviews the applicants. This culminates with student interviews in late April through early May.    

This year, the scholarships were presented at Teaneck High School on June 16 at Teaneck High School Auditorium.


   Fromthe Community Scholarship Fund of Teaneck site:  
 Community Scholarship Fund of Teaneck raises funds to provide financial aid to Teaneck residents who are graduating from an accredited high school and who are desirous of obtaining further education, and do not have the financial means to do so.  This scholarship aid is given for the first year of study following high school graduation.



 From 1957 to the present more than 2500 Teaneck high school senior from private and public schools have received scholarship grants.  The awards have ranged from $250 to as much as $2000, depending on need as determined by independent college financial advisors and the students’ high school activities and community service.

Monday, June 13, 2016

From NJ LWV: Take Action for Voter Accessibility

Take Action
to Make Voting More Accessible

The New Jersey Senate will soon vote on two bills that each have the power to change New Jersey's voting system for the better.

S1228 will allow for automatic voter registration as part of the driver's license application or renewal process unless an individual chooses to opt-out of registration. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey supports this legislation that will boost registration rates, improve the accuracy of the voter rolls, and save money.

S2116, the "New Voter Empowerment Act," permits 17 year olds to vote in the primary election if they turn 18 on or before the next general election. The League supports this legislation that increases youth engagement in the political process and allows for 17 year olds who will be eligible to vote in the general election to have a say in the nomination process (primary).  

Please call your NJ State Senator today and ask that she or he vote YES on both S1228, New Jersey's automatic voter registration bill, and S2116, the "New Voter Empowerment Act."

You can look up your Senator by municipality here or you can call us at 1-800-792-8683 (VOTE) for contact information.

"Clean Water NOT Flooding" Lobby Day in Trenton

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey has been working to stop the NJ Department of Environmental Protection's harmful revisions to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, the Coastal Zone Management Rules, and the Stormwater Management Rules.

These revisions will cause irreparable harm to our state, as they roll back protections against flooding and allow more stream buffer vegetation to be cleared, using data from a 20-year-old Water Supply Master Plan. Buffers around rivers and tributaries are crucial to protecting our water supply.

The League is joining a broad coalition of organizations determined to protect drinking water and to ensure that we will not be in greater danger of flooding. We are gathering to ensure our legislators invalidate the DEP's harmful revisions by passing SCR66/ACR160.

When: Thursday, June 16, 9:30 am - 3 pm
Where: New Jersey State House Annex, 137 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
Schedule:
9:30 - Check-in and training (Committee Room 14, 3rd floor, State House Annex)
10 - 3: Lobbying Legislators
Noon: Press Conference (State House Annex Steps) 
Please RSVP to our friends at Clean Water Action at njcwa@cleanwater.org.  

Thursday, May 19, 2016