Sunday, November 6, 2016

11/05/2016 IF YOU MISSED THE TIFF DOCUMENTARY TRAPPED , SPONSORED BY LWVT

This film is crucial to LWV members; since 1979, we have held a position on this subject. Current state's legislation and progress in dismantling it was the film's subject.

Rent it at Netflix.

The synopsis on the Netflix site is as follows:
Amid a political climate that's produced a staggering array of regulations restricting abortion providers, this topical documentary looks at the clinics struggling to provide care and the people going to court to protect women's reproductive rights.


Synopsis prepared by Barbara Ostroth, VP, Voter Service:

TRAPPED
Documentary - 90 minutes 

(http://www.trappeddocumentary.com)
Directed by Dawn Porter
Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Teaneck, NJ


Talkback with Attorney Hillary Schneller, Center for Reproductive Rights; Angela Bonavoglia, author & journalist; Casey Olesko, Planned Parenthood NJ; moderated by Sandi Klein
 Official Site - IMDb - Trailer

From 2011 to 2013, hundreds of regulations were passed restricting access to abortion in America. Reproductive rights advocates refer to these as "TRAP" laws, or Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers. Trapped interweaves the personal stories behind these regulatory battles: from the physician who crisscrosses the country assuring medical services are available; to the strong women and men who run the clinics; to the lawyers leading the legal charge to eliminate these laws; to the women they are all determined to help.





Friday, July 22, 2016

Women's Equality Day: August 26, 2017




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

  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



  

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

03/29/2016: MEDIA MOMENT FOR WOMEN: CELEBRATING WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH



The League’ is going to watch TV and discuss ways women are shown in a favorite show.
The women are competent, very competent, in The Good Wife.
What do the women in The Good Wife struggle with in this age, post 1972---advancement on the legal firm, earning power, relationships, job equity, political candidacy, appearance adequacyeminist philosophy?


Are there areas in which they do not struggle at all?

Bring your views, some of which may happen as we watch together.

DATE: Tuesday, March 29
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: Arlene Gartenburg’s TV: Room
RSVP: Please let her know you are coming
INFO: contact Janet or Pat

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Jan 21, 2016 LWVT Consensus Meeting Details and Resources




Jan 21, 2016 
LWVT Consensus Meeting 
7:30 PM  
at
JANET 'S HOUSE 
Let her know you are coming
This is a general membership meeting: all members are encouraged to attend and participate. 


MONEY IN POLITICS STUDY RESOURCES 

Feb.1:Consensus form due to LWVNJ

Available: http://lwvnj.org/   or http://forum.lwv.org/category/member-resources/our-work/money-politics-review

Also available below (Click on title) and on the  first post of the League of Women Voters-Teaneck Blog:
(http://lwvteaneck.blogspot.com)
---and Ed Gracely's summary of issues, which appeared in the LWV-Camden County Voter (November issue). 

The League of Women Voter's Teaneck blog has other resources in this area, ,which  have been gathered for your convenience on the first post in our blog, LWV Teaneck: 

Do your homework easily and come to the meeting!