League of Women Votes Plainfield Area
January 16th 2019 7:00 PM
duCret School of the Arts
1030 Central Avenue
LWV Plainfield Area Facebook Page
Letter from the current LWVNJ President’s December 2018
Nancy Hedinger, President
Dear Presidents and Leaders,
What an amazing and satisfying year this has been for the League of Women Voters of New Jersey - at all levels of our organization! Your work at the local level, driving up voter turnout and engagement, hosting educational forums, welcoming new members, and seizing upon new energy to expand your work has been awe-inspiring and I cannot thank you enough. I am incredibly proud of your leadership and our collective work. I am excited to announce that the 2018 LWVNJ Impact Report is now available.
Please spend some time reading through all the accomplishments you made possible this year and take this opportunity to celebrate our organization with your members.
We began this year by marching with 15,000 other women and men to the theme of Power to the Polls, joined our partners for the signing of the Diane Allen Equal Pay Law, played a leadership role in the passage of automatic voter registration legislation, and provided candidates information for every county in the state on Vote411. We redesigned our website,, making it more voter friendly in time for the November election, hired an additional staff member to amplify our voice in Trenton, partnered to expand upon our high school voter registration efforts, and so much more. And just last week, we did what no one thought was possible – we mobilized our members and partner organizations and defeated a fast-tracked proposal that would have laid the foundation for partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression in our state!
In a letter to the League’s Advisory Board, Ronald Chen, distinguished professor of law, wrote “the League’s role in coordinating all the organizations and stage managing the opposition to this horrible bill was masterful and inspiring. The almost surreal scene on Thursday when stunned legislators were excoriated by constituents whom they took for granted should be recorded in NJ political history. Trenton has never seen anything like it.” He later called it “a defining moment for LWVNJ and something wonderful to behold”.
And there is so much more we want to do in 2019. We now have an opportunity to re-focus on Fair Districts New Jersey and work collaboratively with legislators and partner organizations to advance real redistricting reform that puts power in the hands of the voters, not the politicians. We will also continue to advocate for other voting reforms, including same day voter registration, expanded in-person early voting, and restoring voting rights for people with criminal convictions.
But we need your help to sustain this momentum. If you have not already given, please make a generous annual appeal gift.
You can give online at www.lwvnj.org or you can mail your check to LWVNJ (or LWVNJ-EF), 204 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608. Please see the https://bit.ly/2CqQJLN to read all about what your support can help us achieve in the future, and thank you for your leadership!
With gratitude for your leadership and best wishes for a joyful, healthy and productive 2019!