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Published On 12/29/2021
Last week, I promised a bit of optimism about U.S. democracy given the very real threats the republic is facing. I’ll repeat that no one should dismiss those threats. But the defeat of democracy is hardly a done deal.
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Published On 12/8/2021
Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-8th) led a bicameral group of over two dozen colleagues in urging the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) to address student voter registration and participation as it formulates rulemaking for higher education accountability. The letter comes as states across the country pass legislation designed to curb the voting rights of Black, Brown, and young people.
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Published On 12/7/2021
A new wave of Republican legislation to reshape the nation’s electoral system is coming in 2022, as the G.O.P. puts forward proposals ranging from a requirement that ballots be hand-counted in New Hampshire to the creation of a law enforcement unit in Florida to investigate allegations of voting fraud.
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Published On 12/3/2021
Democratic politician Stacey Abrams is bullish that the U.S. Congress will pass two key bills to protect voting rights - even though her party has already failed to advance voting rights legislation four times this year.
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Published On 12/3/2021
Montclair, NJ — Imani Oakley, progressive candidate for Congress in NJ’s 10th Congressional District, publicly denounced the lies and misinformation being spread in Montclair concerning redistricting Monday.
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Published On 12/3/2021
Frustration among Democrats and activists is growing over stagnating legislation on Capitol Hill meant to expand voting rights, an issue the party has said is a priority but has been unable to clinch a victory on in Congress.
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Published On 11/22/2021
With less than a year to go before the 2022 general election, supporters of Manchin’s “Freedom to Vote” Act rallied on Chapline Street across from the City-County Building in downtown Wheeling and urged its adoption.

The voting rights advocates last came together in July to urge Manchin to support the earlier “For The People Act” election reform bill he opposed.

Since then, Manchin and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have put forth the “Freedom to Vote” Act now being considered in Congress.
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Published On 11/22/2021
Voting-rights advocates are in a North Carolina state court in Raleigh this month, arguing in three lawsuits that Republican gerrymanders of the State Legislature and the state’s 14 seats in the House of Representatives are so extreme that they violate the state Constitution.
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Published On 11/22/2021
GENEVA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights expert said on Monday that electoral laws in some parts of the United States including Texas may undermine democracy by depriving millions of citizens who belong to minority groups of the equal right to vote.
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Published On 11/6/2021
Philip D. Murphy, a New Jersey Democrat whose aggressive approach to controlling the pandemic became a focal point of the bid to unseat him, narrowly held onto the governor’s office in an unexpectedly close election that highlighted stark divisions over mask and vaccine mandates, even in a liberal-leaning state.
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Published On 11/6/2021
Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin confirmed Friday that all Election Day voting machine votes have been counted, and that 550 out of 550 districts have reported their results.

The update comes after ballots from dozens of voting districts in Essex County weren't counted Tuesday night, reportedly because of a "poll worker error."
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Published On 7/2/2021
The US supreme court has upheld two Arizona voting restrictions in a ruling that dealt a major blow to the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 civil rights law designed to prevent voting discrimination.

In a 6-3 ruling, the justices upheld Arizona statutes that prohibit anyone other than a close family member or caregiver from collecting mail-in ballots, which are widely used in the state.
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Published On 6/15/2021
The Biden administration is set to on Tuesday announce a fourth round of judicial nominations, including a New York appeals court nominee with an expertise in voting rights — an issue likely to occupy the courts in coming months.

The five nominations to the federal courts, part of a White House effort to set a fast pace on judicial confirmations, come after the Senate on Monday confirmed President Biden’s first circuit court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was elevated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The new nominees, who also include two candidates for local courts in the District of Columbia, again reflect the push by the White House for judicial picks with diverse personal and professional backgrounds.
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Published On 6/10/2021
Seven U.S. civil rights leaders met with Senator Joe Manchin to urge the Democrat to drop his opposition to a sweeping election reform bill backed by his party, but the West Virginian emerged from the virtual meeting unmoved.

The bill is a Democratic response to a slew of measures making their way through Republican-controlled state legislatures, which voting-rights activists say would limit the ability of some voters to go to the polls.
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Published On 6/1/2021
The Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law released a report on Friday stating that in 2021, 14 states have enacted 22 laws that restrict voting access, making it more difficult for Americans to vote. According to the report, “the United States is on track to far exceed its most recent period of significant voter suppression,” which was in 2011 when 14 states enacted 19 restrictive voting laws.
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Published On 4/22/2021
Jennette Williams has resigned from the Board of the League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area to pursue political office in Essex County. This notice is required under the terms of the League’s statement on our non-partisan nature. Jennette will continue to be active in the League on education and other issues.
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Published On 4/15/2021
Gov. Phil Murphy proposed a host of new gun policies Thursday, including only giving permits to residents who pass gun safety classes and raising the purchasing age from 18 to 21.
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Published On 4/15/2021
As New Jersey’s economy begins reawakening and adds jobs, new unemployment filings dipped for the first time in three weeks.
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Published On 1/30/2021
Historic audit of N.J. mail-in election is complete. The results are promising, officials say.
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Published On 1/30/2021
The 2020 election underscored the need for comprehensive, structural democracy reform.
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Published On 12/15/2020
More than 66,000 ballots were rejected in New Jersey in November’s general election, a 1.4% rejection rate that represents a sharp decrease from July’s primary.
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Published On 11/11/2020
The Township of Cedar Grove presented Kathy Keegan, of the League of Women Voters, with a Proclamation celebrating the League's 100 year anniversary and the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.
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Published On 10/12/2020
Do You Have the Courage to Get Into Good Trouble?
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Published On 10/12/2020
Montclair and 100 Years of Suffrage - Montclair Local - 8/26/20
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Published On 10/12/2020
Signed, Sealed, Undelivered: Thousands of Mail-In Ballots Rejected For Tardiness - NPR - 7/13/20
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Published On 10/12/2020
Montclair Gets New Mayor, But Rally Over Uncounted Ballots Precedes Swearing In - Montclair Times - 7/1/20
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Published On 10/12/2020
League, NAACP Plan to Get Rejected Votes Counted - Montclair Local - 6/27/20
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Published On 10/12/2020
Town Square: A Primer on Montclair Government - Montclair Local - 4/1/20
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Published On 10/12/2020
Elections: Candidates Discuss Montclair Issues at League, Local, AIM Forum - Montclair Local - 4/30/20
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Published On 10/12/2020
Tune Into Candidates Forum on Wednesday, April 22 - Montclair Local - 4/18/20
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Published On 10/9/2020
Local Montclair High School student creates a video about Mail-in-Ballots.
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League News

Published On 6/30/2022
Today, the League of Women Voters of South Dakota and the League of Women Voters of the United States filed a federal lawsuit challenging Senate Bill 180, a law that places a 30-day residency requirement for ballot initiative signature collection.
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Published On 6/30/2022
We are pleased to see the House address the continuous threat of gun violence and protect our communities and our children in schools. This legislation is long overdue and what our country needs at a time when gun violence is claiming lives daily.
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Published On 6/26/2022
Court signals threat to marriage equality, contraception, and private intimacy
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Published On 4/25/2022
On April 22, the League of Women Voters of Florida joined Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute, Equal Ground Education Fund, Florida Rising Together and several individual Florida voters in filing a lawsuit challenging Florida’s new congressional map.

The League and the other plaintiffs argue the congressional map, insisted upon by Gov. DeSantis and approved by the state legislature, was not drawn in compliance with the governing laws surrounding redistricting in Florida presently.
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Published On 4/25/2022
League calls for New York courts to invalidate Legislature’s electoral maps, as the constitutionally mandated process for redistricting was violated by both the Independent Redistricting Commission and the Legislature. League says the Constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2014 now requires that the New York courts, not the Legislature, draw the electoral maps.
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Published On 3/8/2022
Many of the League of Women Voters’ legislative campaigns take years to pass Congress. One exception was the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 2006. The Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 moved quickly through Congress with strong bipartisan support. The speed of passage showed our country’s bipartisan support of voting rights, support which has dwindled in recent years.
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Published On 2/14/2022
On Valentine’s Day 1920, the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) was formally organized as a nonpartisan, activist, grassroots organization with the belief that voters should play a critical role in democracy. During the ensuing 102 years, LWVUS has steadfastly promoted political responsibility by encouraging informed and active participation in government, contributing to a better understanding of public policy issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy.
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Published On 2/10/2022
Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón and the League of Women Voters of Alabama President Kathy Jones issued the following statements on the Supreme Court decision failing to rein in racial gerrymandering by allowing the Alabama congressional maps to stay in place.
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Published On 2/10/2022
Read about the many issues the LWV is involved with and the action steps taken in 2021.
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Voting News

Published On 12/29/2021
As more details emerge about New Jersey's latest congressional redistricting map, a Newark-based nonprofit has some serious doubts about how it will impact some communities with high populations of Hispanic, Black and Asian American voters.
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Published On 12/29/2021
Baseless claims of fraud have pushed Republicans to enact restrictive voting laws – and they haven’t stopped there

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Sam Levine in New York
Mon 27 Dec 2021 03.00 EST

2021 was the year that America’s democracy came under attack from within.

Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the election results, an endeavor that culminated in the 6 January assault on the Capitol, ultimately failed. But the lies the former president spread about fraud and the integrity of the 2020 results have stuck around in a dangerous way. False claims about the election have moved to the center of the Republican party.
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Published On 10/22/2021
Even though Election Day is still more than a week away, there’s no longer a need to wait until then to cast your ballot in the upcoming general election. This year, for the first time, New Jersey voters can cast their ballots in person, on a voting machine, before Election Day.
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Published On 9/16/2021
Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a revamped voting rights bill that would expand voter registration as well as create nonpartisan redistricting committees, but the measure is still likely to face an uphill battle in an evenly divided Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will bring the legislation to the floor of the Senate “as soon as next week,” but supporters will need the backing of 10 Republicans to advance beyond a GOP filibuster.
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Published On 7/12/2021
Among civil rights advocates, there’s a growing consensus that the filibuster needs to be changed or else voting rights protections are toast. And that poses a potential challenge for the president: on the one side are the Black voters and political leaders who were so instrumental in electing him to the White House, and on the other are the institutionalists who (like Biden himself) love Senate tradition and are loath to change it.
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Published On 7/12/2021
Texans from across the ideological spectrum flocked to testify in person at public hearings convened by governor Greg Abbott.
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Published On 7/2/2021
On the final day of its term, the Supreme Court issued major decisions that put the court's 6-3 conservative majority in the spotlight, especially given the national debate on voting rights. John Yang reports with Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent of The National Law Journal, and Tammy Patrick of the non-partisan Democracy Fund, who also is a former Arizona elections official.
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Published On 6/24/2021
Senate Republicans block signature Democratic election bill in key test vote
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Published On 6/15/2021
Democrats were dealt a blow last week in the fight over voting rights when West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin announced he'd vote against the For The People Act.

The bill promised to expand voting rights and combat the onslaught of restrictive voting laws being passed in Republican-held states. Republicans in 48 states have introduced nearly 400 restrictive voting bills since January.

Few believed the For the People Act would pass in the Senate with such a narrow Democratic majority, but what does its failure mean for voting rights?
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Published On 6/10/2021
Here are the unofficial results of the county and municipal primary elections in Essex County, held on June 8, 2021.

Vote totals will only appear for contested primary races. Winning candidates are designated with a checkmark.

Please continue to refresh the page. The list will be updated as results come in.
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Published On 6/10/2021
Seven U.S. civil rights leaders met with Senator Joe Manchin to urge the Democrat to drop his opposition to a sweeping election reform bill backed by his party, but the West Virginian emerged from the virtual meeting unmoved.

The bill is a Democratic response to a slew of measures making their way through Republican-controlled state legislatures, which voting-rights activists say would limit the ability of some voters to go to the polls.
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Published On 6/3/2021
Currently, a bill sits in the New Jersey Assembly to establish a pilot program to provide same-day voter registration to any eligible voter in N.J. The same-day voter registration bill (A4827) should seem like a no-brainer to elected officials who want to expand voting rights like they did earlier this year with the passing of early voting legislation. We shouldn’t just stop here, instead, we should take further steps to make voting easier.
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Published On 6/3/2021
President Joe Biden used the 100th anniversary of Tulsa's race massacre to make a plea for sweeping legislation in Congress to protect the right to vote as Republican-led governments in Texas and other states pass new restrictions making it tougher to cast ballots.
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Published On 6/1/2021
Texas Democrats pulled off a dramatic, last-ditch walkout in the state House of Representatives on Sunday night to block passage of one of the most restrictive voting bills in the U.S., leaving Republicans with no choice but to abandon a midnight deadline and declare the legislative session essentially over.
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Published On 5/21/2021
Democrats and voting rights activists have branded Georgia’s new election law “Jim Crow 2.0,” the modern equivalent of voter suppression tactics that disenfranchised Black Americans for nearly a century after the Civil War.
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Published On 5/21/2021
Less than a week after the May 11 election, South Orange Trustee Karen Hartshorn Hilton was sworn into her second term on the board on May 17, alongside her running mates and newcomer Trustees Bill Haskins and Braynard “Bobby” Brown.
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Published On 5/18/2021
Two U.S. senators, a Republican and a Democrat, asked Congress on Monday to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act, as Republican-controlled state legislatures pass measures imposing new curbs on voting.
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Published On 5/18/2021
The missive to congressional leaders in the House and Senate seeks to break through the impasse on voting rights legislation as Republican-led states around the country erect new barriers to the ballot box.
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Published On 5/18/2021
Last year, for the first time in more than a quarter-century, Democrats in Virginia took control of the statehouse and the governor's mansion. Since then, one priority has become clear: expanding voting rights.
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Published On 5/18/2021
Republican senators in Washington are attempting to block Kristen Clarke, a prominent voting rights advocate, from a top Justice Department position. The Senate Judiciary Committee has deadlocked on an 11-11 vote on whether to move Clarke’s nomination for assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division to the Senate floor for a full vote. If she wins the vote, Clarke, who has served as the head of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is a longtime champion of voting rights, a defender against hate and violent extremism, would be the first Black woman to hold the position. Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way and former president of the NAACP, says the campaign against Clarke’s nomination is based on falsehoods, including baseless claims of anti-Semitism. “The way that they’ve lied about her really is a new low,” Jealous says, who links Republican obstruction to the party’s larger assault on voting rights.
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Published On 5/13/2021
Two incumbents and one newcomer will spend the next four years on the Cedar Grove Township Council after running unopposed in Tuesday's nonpartisan municipal election.
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Published On 5/13/2021
With only unofficial results available, it is expected that Karen Hartshorn Hilton has won reelection to the Board of Trustees, bringing her slate mates along with her — Braynard “Bobby” Brown and William Haskins look to have earned their first term on the BOT. Their slate was named “Devoted, Dependable, and Diverse.”
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Published On 5/13/2021
Incumbent Mayor Jack McEvoy has been projected as one of the three winners in the election for three open Township Council seats on Tuesday night.
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Published On 5/10/2021
With the June 8 primary election just one month away, the Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission hosted their third informative voter registration information session on Wednesday virtually over Zoom.
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Published On 5/10/2021
Hundreds of people rallied Saturday morning on the steps of the Capitol to protest voter suppression and oppose a pair of bills that would make it more difficult for residents to vote.
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Published On 5/7/2021
Big corporations continue to push back against proposed voting laws being considered in the Texas legislature.
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Published On 5/7/2021
Like similar bills that Republicans are pushing in dozens of state legislatures nationwide, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed broad legislation that adds hurdles to voting by mail, restricts the use of drop boxes and prohibits nonpartisan groups from offering food or water to voters as they wait standing in line to vote, in the hot Florida sun.
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Published On 5/3/2021
Republican lawmakers are marching ahead to overhaul voting systems in states where they control the government, frustrating Democrats and even some G.O.P. election officials. Next up: Texas.
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Published On 5/3/2021
Republican state lawmakers look to empower partisan poll watchers, setting off alarms about potential voter intimidation
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Published On 4/20/2021
Administrative law judges ruled that two potential primary challengers to Gov. Phil Murphy be removed from the Democratic ballot because their petitions were invalid.
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Published On 4/6/2021
The unusually large number of legislative retirements this year has brought an outsize number of contested primary races in both parties for seats in New Jersey’s Senate and Assembly.
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Published On 4/6/2021
Forty-three states are trying to enact legislation that could make it harder to vote. The Senate can stop voter suppression by passing the For the People Act, which recently passed the House.
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Published On 4/5/2021
As a bitter debate over voting rights takes place on a national stage, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed a law that will expand voting in New Jersey by allowing residents to cast their ballots in person up to 10 days before Election Day.
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Published On 4/5/2021
ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey's recently passed early voting law is a tribute to the value of persistence, according to Sen. Nia Gill (District 34).
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Published On 3/31/2021
Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia cleared the way for a landmark voting rights bill to become law in his state on Thursday, announcing his approval of a sweeping proposal that recreates one of the core components of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 that has since been hollowed out by the Supreme Court.
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Published On 3/30/2021
“I plan to take action to ensure that early voting becomes the law of the land in New Jersey,” Gov. Philip D. Murphy said on Friday.
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Published On 3/30/2021
Legislation to permanently expand vote by mail and prevent states from making it harder to cast ballots will go before the U.S. Senate for the first time, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Wednesday.
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Published On 3/30/2021
A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access, a move that comes as congressional Democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts to restrict voting access.
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Published On 3/30/2021
“Passing the For the People Act in the House of Representatives is an important step toward protecting our elections and building a more inclusive democracy. The League of Women Voters is proud to support this bill that will end partisan and racial gerrymandering, remove dark money from our elections, and restore transparency in our government.
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Videos

Published On 5/12/2022
The LWV and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum for the Republicans running for office in CD11.
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Published On 4/29/2022
Guest speakers Micah Rasmussen, Director of the Rebovich Institute for NJ Politics and David Wildstein, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the New Jersey political reporting site, the NJ Globe, will explain the ins and outs of dark money, the growing cost of local campaigns and the advent of super PACS at the municipal level to circumvent pay to play laws.
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Published On 3/31/2022
Hear from Phillip Hensley and Demetrius Fisher, the LWV resident experts on the fight against partisan and racial gerrymandering and the upcoming changes to local districts due to the 2020 census.
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Published On 3/8/2022
Hear from panelists from LULAC, Black Voters Matter, and SuperMajority as they discuss getting out the vote, the intersections of gender and race, and how we can build a more inclusive, empowering democracy.
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Published On 3/3/2022
A BOE candidate forum sponsored by the Montclair Clergy and the LWV.
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Published On 2/17/2022
Hear the candidates for the Montclair BOE answer questions submitted by attendees.
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Published On 2/17/2022
Fannie Lou Hamer was a raised on a plantation and fought vehemently for voter rights in Mississippi in the 60s and 70s.
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Published On 1/28/2022
A review of Montclair's form of government and an explanation of the municipal budget.
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Published On 11/2/2021
Watch the video of the West Caldwell Town Council Candidates' Forum
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Published On 10/29/2021
A conversation with Uyen Khuong, founder and Executive Director of Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ), a non-profit civic organization of women of color dedicated to voter education and advocacy of better voting infrastructure. She has appeared in the NY Times, New Jersey Globe, InsiderNJ, NJ.com, Philadelphia Inquirer, WNYC Radio, and PBS Newshour
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Published On 10/10/2021
Watch the video of the four candidates for Caldwell Borough Council discuss current issues and their positions.
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Published On 10/5/2021
A timely discussion on a topic that is the subject of much debate. Learn all about the Filibuster and have a chance to ask all your questions.
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Published On 6/9/2021
An invitation to think globally, and act locally!
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Published On 6/3/2021
President Joe Biden announced Vice President Kamala Harris will lead his administration's efforts on voting rights in a speech Tuesday on the Tulsa Race Massacre in Oklahoma.

The new role comes as the Biden administration condemns efforts by Republican-led state legislatures to pass restrictive laws the White House says make it harder for Americans to vote. Calling the state bills an "unprecedented assault on our democracy," Biden recognized that he was handing Harris a tough job.
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Published On 4/20/2021
https://www.njspotlight.com/video/judges-says-murphys-two-primary-challengers-must-be-removed-from-ballot/
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Published On 4/7/2021
Two experts on NJ government, Marc Pfeiffer and Richard Keevey, will explain where our sales, income and property taxes go in relation to NJ state, county and local municipal budgets and services.
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Published On 2/27/2021
Now more than ever, young people must be taught how to be engaged citizens. Engaged citizenship requires understanding American history, institutions, and cultures, and informed participation in the democratic processes that continue to shape our republic into a “more perfect union".
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Published On 2/8/2021
The music of the women’s suffrage movement reflects the culture of change that activists inspired, and that inspired activism. Songs sung by and about suffragists reveal their persuasive arguments for political equality, and helped link their cause to the other activist movements of their time. Notably, the lyrics of pre-Nineteenth Amendment songs foreshadow the feminist message of later suffragists, who sought to advance the cause of women’s equality in their own times.
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Published On 1/28/2021
Welcome to our new members! Join us for an overiview of the Leagues activities and learn how you can become involved.
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Published On 1/28/2021
Hear how the LWV has advocated for women and children at the United Nations.
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Published On 1/28/2021
Learn how Elaeanor Roosevelt acknowledged the work done by the LWV in their advocacy for the right to vote.
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Published On 1/28/2021
The Montclair History Center interviews members of the LWV of the Montclair Area and learns about their years of advocacy.
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Published On 11/22/2020
The League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area and the NAACP interviewed Dr. Jonathan Ponds, Superintendent of Montclair Schools. See the Video of the Zoom call here.
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LWV Article

Published On 2/5/2021
We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.
That's been our vision since 1920, when the League of Women Voters was founded by leaders of the
women’s suffrage movement. For 100 years, we have been a nonpartisan, activist, grassroots organization
that believes voters should play a critical role in democracy.
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Published On 1/30/2021
SWEEPING DEMOCRACY REFORM BILL WILL MAKE ELECTIONS FAIRER AND PUT POWER BACK IN THE HANDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
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Published On 1/30/2021
Opportunities to advance voting rights and democracy in Biden Administration.
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Published On 1/5/2021
As a rule, steps to the LWV’s adopting a position on an issue include a nonpartisan, comprehensive study, debate and review, and the participation of all Leagues within the hierarchy of the LWV. And it was through that process that the League came to the conclusion that the Electoral College needs to be abolished.
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Published On 11/17/2020
‘DO YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO GET INTO GOOD TROUBLE FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE?’
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Published On 10/26/2020
The League of Women Voters partners with the NJ Library Association.
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Published On 10/12/2020
LWVNJ 100th Anniversary Virtual Gala
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Published On 10/12/2020
Town Square: League of Women Voters Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage - 2/10/20
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Published On 8/14/2020
Baristanet article in response to OP ED piece by Eric D'Amato
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Press Releases

Published On 6/26/2022
Court signals threat to marriage equality, contraception, and private intimacy
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Published On 2/27/2021
The mandate requires the integration of the history and contributions of African-Americans and the descendants of the African Diaspora.
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Published On 1/28/2021
The LWV Supports the Essex-Hudson Greenway.
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Published On 10/26/2020
Letter by League President describing the work the League has done to educate and register voters and encouraging people to vote.
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Announcements

Published On 6/16/2021
A nationally known fundraiser for WISH list, known for promoting pro-choice Republican women, Candace “Candy” Straight has died. A financial consultant from Bloomfield, Ms. Straight also served as an unpaid vice chairwoman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. She worked for numerous corporations including, Merck & Co. Inc, headquartered in Whitehouse Station, and Bankers Trust Company. In addition, Ms. Straight has recently served as an advisory director of Securitas Capital, LLC, a global private equity investment firm specializing in insurance and financial services related industries. She also a director of Providence Washington, a property and casualty insurance company, Summit Global Partners, an insurance brokerage firm.
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Published On 2/12/2021
Reflecting on the women’s suffrage movement, Alice Paul remarked: “the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end." This lecture examines the long history of women’s activism over the course of the nineteenth century in order to highlight the multi-faceted mosaic of paths that led to the women’s suffrage movement.
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Published On 11/13/2020
MONTCLAIR VOTERS HOLD RALLY AT WATCHUNG PLAZA TO ENSURE EVERY VOTE COUNTS
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Published On 11/2/2020
November 6 Watchung Plaza rally will take place if problems with election
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