Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LWVT CALENDAR & BOARD LISTING 2017-2018



LWV Teaneck Calendar 2018 Current-Forward

Feb. 15: NFRPP Program
NFRPP's The Rise, Causes, and Potential Solutions to Partisan Polarization
Fairleigh Dickenson Univrsity
7:30-9:30
Details:

Feb. 28 Board Meeting. Arlene's house, 7:30 p.m.


March 21: Annual Women's History Discussion: Heroines in Literature 
Women's History Discussion
Wednesday March 21 2018
Janet's House
RSVP: lwvteaneck@gmail.com    Subject line: Janet
Details


LWV Teaneck Board List  2017-2018




Officers 

Arlene Gartenberg, Vice President, Program Planning

Barbara Ostroth, Vice President, Voter Service

Joyce Jacobs, Secretary

Patricia O'Brien Libutti, Treasurer 

Shirley Sosland, Membership 


Directors

Janet Austin ,  Women's History

Doris Thurber, Advocacy

Patricia O'Brien Libutti, Editor:


Observer Corps
Margot Embree Fisher
Barbara Ostroth

Contact: lwvteaneck@gmail.com

State and National sites

2/15/18: NFRPP'S “THE RISE, CAUSES, AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS TO PARTISAN POLARIZATION”


1/20/2018: WOMEN'S MARCH




In Morristown
There was a very large turnout at the Morristown March, whose theme was “Power To The People.” Nancy Hedinger, President of LWV NJ, picture below, gave a rousing speech before the March that highlighted many issues of concern to the League and other March participants, including voter registration, getting voters to the polls and directed at the LWV’s basic purpose-“making democracy work.”  Our Teaneck League was well represented and marched behind the LWVNJ banner.









The March, with thousands of participants, started at Town Hall and ended on the Morristown Green, where dozens of speakers, including Governor Phil Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Elizabeth Meyer, founder of the Women’s March on New Jersey, called for the crowd to continue to demonstrate their energy, efforts and political engagement.


In NYC 


NYC Women's March -- crowd jammed Central Park West from 61st Street up past 86th Street!  We heard a large number of speakers at the rally including women who spoke about immigration reform, DACA and its effects on their families and friends, health care needs, sexual and physical abuse experiences, job inequality, etc. as well as Rosie Perez, Whoopi Goldberg, etc. 

Then we marched down past Trump International Hotel to 59th St, east to 6th Avenue then down to 45th Street.  The streets were lined with more supporters with signs (including apartment windows off Central Park North!) and a small pro-Trump rally on Columbus circle protected by many cops. 

The mood was upbeat, signs were creative, and there were MANY young people mixed into the crowd along with a huge diversity of men and women.



















Monday, January 22, 2018

3/21/2018 LWVT ANNUAL WOMEN'S HISTORY DISCUSSION: HEROINES IN LITERATURE AND LINKS TO WOMEN'S HISTORY RESOURCES






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: 
Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party





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

  Suffragists to Remember
From University of Maryland, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities 


From top: Alice Stone Blackwell, Inez Belmont, Lucy Burns, Susan Anthony,  Alice Paul, Anna Howard Shaw, Lillian Feikart and Carrie Chapman Catt. All of these women were suffragists who formed the foundation of the League of Women Voters