WHAT IS THE LEAGUE ALL ABOUT?
The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920, one year after the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women the vote. We are strictly nonpartisan and do not support or oppose candidates for public office. We register voters, hold candidates nights and supply voter information. After study and member agreement, we lobby to achieve solutions on key issues at all government levels.
Nationwide, we address:
- healthcare / patients’ bill of rights
- women’s rights
- children’s welfare
- environmental quality
- the United Nations
- arms and gun control
- D.C. representation
- campaign finance reform
- international trade
- election systems
- U.S. drug control policy
- immigration policy
In New Jersey, we also address:
- charter schools
- school funding / fiscal policy
- juvenile justice
- waste management
- air & water quality
WHY BECOME A MEMBER?
- The League is open to all men and women 18 years and over.
- We welcome a diverse membership.
- Each year, we offer regular informational meetings and several social events.
- When you join, you automatically become a member of the Leagues of New Jersey and the United States, as well as a Local League.
- You can be as active as you choose to be.
WHAT CAN THE LEAGUE OFFER YOU?
- Help in becoming an effective voter;
- A way to meet involved and informed people;
- A chance to be heard and sharpen your research, writing, speaking and administrative skills;
- Information and a chance to study and act on current issues;
- Local, state and national publications on these issues;
- A chance to be a dynamic force in your community.