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It's 2024 and we're back with our   series! 👋Let us introduce you to Princess G. Hoagland, EdD! Princess is an advocate ...
01/08/2024

It's 2024 and we're back with our series! 👋

Let us introduce you to Princess G. Hoagland, EdD! Princess is an advocate and philanthropist who is committed to serving her community. Her focuses are socioeconomic, political, and racial justice and historic inclusion for underserved populations.

In addition to the League of Women Voters, Dr. Hoagland is a member of several nonprofit organizations including: Association for the Study of African American Life and History, NAACP, New Jersey Association of Black Educators, New Jersey Association of Museums, and Trent House Association (1719 William Trent House Museum).

Dr. Hoagland is a life-long resident of Trenton, New Jersey, is married, has five adult children, seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Learn more at lwvnj.org!

The New Voter Empowerment Act heads to Governor Murphy for his signature! This bill will allow 17-year-olds who turn 18 ...
12/21/2023

The New Voter Empowerment Act heads to Governor Murphy for his signature! This bill will allow 17-year-olds who turn 18 by the general election to vote in the primary. Congrats on this long-fought victory to the sponsors Senator Zwicker, Senator Beach, Assemblyman Moen, Assemblyman Verrelli, and Assemblyman Moriarty!

This bill makes our democracy stronger, more inclusive and more accessible. The League has been a proud supporter and looks forward to helping these new voters navigate primary elections once it goes into effect.

Happy   🌞! Have you met Deborah Lee? Deborah Lee joined the League of Women Voters in Ridgewood in 2020 and currently se...
12/18/2023

Happy 🌞! Have you met Deborah Lee?

Deborah Lee joined the League of Women Voters in Ridgewood in 2020 and currently serves as a Director and co-chair of the Ridgewood League’s Education committee. She is also a co-chair of the LWVNJ Education Committee.

Deb is the Founder & CEO of Dancing Panda (www.dancingpanda.com), an education technology startup focused on family engagement. She has been in a variety of different roles in education - from a Chief of Staff consultant supporting senior education leaders to an operational school leader at an elementary school in East Harlem. She also was a founding team member of edtech startup Newsela, and led the talent development and antiracism work at an education non-profit in East Harlem.

Learn more about Deb at lwvnj.org!

🗣️ Raise your voice for democracy! Call NJ’s legislative leaders TODAY and urge them to post the Same-Day Voter Registra...
12/12/2023

🗣️ Raise your voice for democracy! Call NJ’s legislative leaders TODAY and urge them to post the Same-Day Voter Registration bill for a committee hearing this year!

Swipe right ➡️ for a call script you can use!

ACTION NEEDED: Send a digital postcard to Senate President Scutari & Speaker Coughlin urging them to pass SAME-DAY VOTER...
12/11/2023

ACTION NEEDED: Send a digital postcard to Senate President Scutari & Speaker Coughlin urging them to pass SAME-DAY VOTER REGISTRATION this year! 📬

Link to postcard:

Happy   😄! Today you'll meet Emahunn Raheem Ali Campbell, PhD, Esq.!Emahunn is currently the 2023-2025 Civil Rights Fell...
12/11/2023

Happy 😄! Today you'll meet Emahunn Raheem Ali Campbell, PhD, Esq.!

Emahunn is currently the 2023-2025 Civil Rights Fellow at Relman Colfax, PLLC. Prior to his role at Relman Colfax, Emahunn was a fellow at the ACLU, completed a year-long judicial clerkship with New Jersey Appellate Division Judge Thomas W. Sumners, Jr., and graduated from Rutgers Law School in 2021. While at Rutgers Law, he was a fellow at the Eagleton Institute and interned with the NJ Division on Civil Rights, NAACP LDF, and the Center for Constitutional Rights, and worked in both the constitutional rights and civil justice clinics.

Emahunn is also a former high school teacher and professor with a PhD in Afro-American Studies.

Learn more about Emahunn at lwvnj.org!

Today at 12PM: Bring your lunch 🍽️ and join us for a convo on Same-Day Voter Registration & learn how you can help bring...
12/11/2023

Today at 12PM: Bring your lunch 🍽️ and join us for a convo on Same-Day Voter Registration & learn how you can help bring it to NJ!

RSVP: https://bit.ly/sdvrlunchandlearn

Join us in Trenton this Thursday, 12/7 for the People's Rally!LWVNJ and coalition partners will rally at 10:30am to urge...
12/05/2023

Join us in Trenton this Thursday, 12/7 for the People's Rally!

LWVNJ and coalition partners will rally at 10:30am to urge lawmakers to prioritize democracy and social justice by passing impactful bills this year.
We need you! RSVP at https://buff.ly/480FEgs

On this  , we want you to get to know Marlena Brown, PhD! 👋Dr. Brown is a Sr. Specialist in Quality Engineering E-System...
12/04/2023

On this , we want you to get to know Marlena Brown, PhD! 👋

Dr. Brown is a Sr. Specialist in Quality Engineering E-Systems at Bristol Myers Squibb. She has worked in bio-pharma space for over ten years. Her main area of focus has been in quality, compliance, and manufacturing for oral solid dose (OSD), topical, and CAR-T Therapy for cancer treatments.

In addition to her involvement with LWVNJ, Marlena is an active member of the Monmouth County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Central Jersey Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. She's also a volunteer member of the Medical Reserve Corps of Monmouth County and a recent volunteer member of the American Red Cross.

In her spare time, she enjoys comedy, reading, and spending time with her family.

Learn more at lwvnj.org!

Happy  ! 🌞 Our next Board Member is Lucienne "Lucy" Beard! Lucy was the Alice Paul Institute’s Executive Director until ...
11/27/2023

Happy ! 🌞 Our next Board Member is Lucienne "Lucy" Beard!

Lucy was the Alice Paul Institute’s Executive Director until 2021, where she established public visitation at Paulsdale, Alice Paul’s birthplace in Mt. Laurel, and created the Alice Paul Leadership Programs for girls to inspire today’s young women to pursue leadership into the future. In her role, Lucy led efforts to raise awareness of Alice Paul’s work for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and co-chaired New Jersey’s statewide commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Lucy is also on the board of directors of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites. She is a charter member of Kiwanis of Greater Mount Laurel and is an active member of the Mt. Laurel Society of Friends (Quaker) Meeting.

Learn more about Lucy at lwvnj.org!

Happy  ! The next LWVNJ Board member we'd like you to meet is Jess Backofen! 👋 Jess Backofen is the executive director a...
11/13/2023

Happy ! The next LWVNJ Board member we'd like you to meet is Jess Backofen! 👋

Jess Backofen is the executive director at The Foundation for University Hospital and is charged with raising funds to support the Hospital’s vulnerable patient community. Prior to joining the Foundation, she held leadership roles at the American Cancer Society, Friends of the Children and JDRF International over the past 20 years, building strategic partnerships with philanthropists, corporations, and foundations to scale impact and accelerate mission.

Learn more about Jess at lwvnj.org!

ON INSTAGRAM LIVE 🎦 Tune in TODAY at 2pm as we go live to announce the winners of our postcard collection challenge! Joi...
11/10/2023

ON INSTAGRAM LIVE 🎦 Tune in TODAY at 2pm as we go live to announce the winners of our postcard collection challenge!

Join us as we celebrate the people-power we are building to bring Same-Day Voter Registration to NJ!

Yesterday, we demonstrated the true grassroots power of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey. Nearly 100 volunteers ...
11/09/2023

Yesterday, we demonstrated the true grassroots power of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey.

Nearly 100 volunteers from almost 30 organizations visited every legislator at 92 legislative district offices in the state to deliver, "The People's Lame Duck Agenda."

Thank you to every local League and League member who volunteered to participate in this day of action!

Throughout Lame Duck, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey will keep fighting to get stalled bills, like same-day voter registration and the Reproductive Equity Act, over the finish line, but we need your support.

Add your voice to our movement: bit.ly/thepeopleslameduck

Today, LWVNJ & a coalition of NJ advocates are hand-delivering our People's Lame Duck Agenda to EVERY legislator across ...
11/08/2023

Today, LWVNJ & a coalition of NJ advocates are hand-delivering our People's Lame Duck Agenda to EVERY legislator across the state urging them to pass critical racial & social justice legislation in the coming months.

We are visiting their district offices to remind them it’s time to take action to ensure New Jersey is a more welcoming, equitable, accessible & just state for all residents. We are

This includes passing legislation that will make democracy more accessible & inclusive, expand transparency & accountability in policing, tear down barriers to abortion access, protect trans & nonbinary students’ rights and more!

It's Election Day! The polls are open today, 11/7/23 from 6am - 8pm. Visit Vote.NJ.Gov to find your designated polling l...
11/07/2023

It's Election Day! The polls are open today, 11/7/23 from 6am - 8pm. Visit Vote.NJ.Gov to find your designated polling location. Don't forget to return your Vote-By-Mail Ballot in a secure drop box by 8pm if you are voting by mail.

Questions about voting or trouble casting your ballot? Call the LWVNJ Voter Protection Hotline at 1-800-792-VOTE(8683). ...
11/06/2023

Questions about voting or trouble casting your ballot? Call the LWVNJ Voter Protection Hotline at 1-800-792-VOTE(8683). We are here to help! The hotline will be staffed from 6am - 8pm tomorrow, 11/7/23 for election day.

It's  ! Get ready to meet LWVNJ's Secretary: Mariel Mercado-Guevara, Esq.!Mariel has been a member of the LWV of Ridgewo...
11/06/2023

It's ! Get ready to meet LWVNJ's Secretary: Mariel Mercado-Guevara, Esq.!

Mariel has been a member of the LWV of Ridgewood since 2020 and now serves as a Board Member of LWVNJ. She is a corporate defense attorney and civil litigator practicing in the areas of insurance law, intellectual property, and workers compensation defense and is licensed in both New York & New Jersey.

Mariel frequently speaks and writes about voter suppression, insurance law, legal ethical issues, and diversity and inclusion matters. Before becoming a lawyer, Mariel was the New Jersey Hispanic Campaign Coordinator for Barack Obama’s first Presidential campaign. This inspired her to become a lawyer in order to expand her service to her community.

She has served as a Panelist on Contract Law and a Coach for the Hispanic Entrepreneurship Training Program with the NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She has also served as Past-Chair of the Minorities in Profession Section with the New Jersey State Bar Association, and is a longtime member of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey.

She was a professional Opera Singer for several years before moving to the New Jersey/New York tristate area!

Learn more about Mariel at lwvnj.org!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7, 2023 is Election Day! The polls will be open from 6am - 8pm. Visit lwvnj.org/vote to find...
11/06/2023

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7, 2023 is Election Day!
The polls will be open from 6am - 8pm. Visit lwvnj.org/vote to find your designated polling location. Voting by mail? Don't forget to return your ballot! Visit lwvnj.org/vote for secure drop box locations.

Not voting would be CATastrophic! Make your plan to vote early today (11/5/23) or on Election Day (11/7/23) by visiting ...
11/05/2023

Not voting would be CATastrophic! Make your plan to vote early today (11/5/23) or on Election Day (11/7/23) by visiting Vote411.org. Don't wait 🐈

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11/04/2023

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Thanks to everyone that helped to text out the vote this past week! Together, we are reaching 60,000 registered voters t...
11/04/2023

Thanks to everyone that helped to text out the vote this past week! Together, we are reaching 60,000 registered voters through texts, door hangers, direct conversations, and postcards. These important reminders are helping registered voters cast their ballots!

Weekends were made for voting! Get out the vote this weekend for the final days of the early voting period. Polls will b...
11/03/2023

Weekends were made for voting!
Get out the vote this weekend for the final days of the early voting period. Polls will be open from 10am - 8pm today (11/3) and tomorrow (11/4) and from 10am - 6pm on Sunday (11/5). Visit lwvnj.org/vote for early voting polling locations.

Want to follow the status of your Vote-By-Mail Ballot? Visit Vote.NJ.Gov to use the Track My Ballot tool!
11/02/2023

Want to follow the status of your Vote-By-Mail Ballot? Visit Vote.NJ.Gov to use the Track My Ballot tool!

You don't have to wait until Election Day to return your Vote-By-Mail Ballot! Find drop box locations near you at Vote.N...
11/02/2023

You don't have to wait until Election Day to return your Vote-By-Mail Ballot! Find drop box locations near you at Vote.NJ.Gov and make a plan to cast your ballot early!

We can't think of a better way to celebrate Halloween than to vote. But what's scarier  than going to the polls without ...
10/31/2023

We can't think of a better way to celebrate Halloween than to vote. But what's scarier than going to the polls without researching your ballot?! Avoid this fate by visiting vote411 before you vote!

Happy Halloween! The deadline to apply for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot by mail is today. You can still apply in-person at your...
10/31/2023

Happy Halloween! The deadline to apply for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot by mail is today. You can still apply in-person at your County Clerk's office until 3pm on Nov. 6 to Vote-By-Mail. Don't forget to return your Vote-By-Mail Ballot.

Looking for nonpartisan opportunities to Get Out the Vote? Join us for our final textbanking sessions this week! Help us...
10/30/2023

Looking for nonpartisan opportunities to Get Out the Vote?
Join us for our final textbanking sessions this week! Help us hit our goal. Sign up at lwvnj.org/vote

Happy  ! Meet LWVNJ's Treasurer: Janet Fisher-Hughes! Elected to the LWVNJ Board in 2021, Janet serves on the Finance, B...
10/30/2023

Happy ! Meet LWVNJ's Treasurer: Janet Fisher-Hughes!

Elected to the LWVNJ Board in 2021, Janet serves on the Finance, Budget, Communications, and Strategic Planning Committees. She has applied her professional skills and experience as a marketing research consultant to conduct interviews among current and former League members. The resulting insights from these interviews have been used to inform LWVNJ’s Strategic Plan.

Janet has been on the Board of the LWV of Camden County since 2018, serving as Treasurer since 2022. She has directed LWVCC’s Running & Winning program and Vote411 efforts and very much enjoys moderating candidate forums and registering voters at naturalization ceremonies!

Janet lives in Pennsauken with her husband, Bob and dog, Griff. She is Treasurer of the Pennsauken Historical Society and is a member of the Westmont Accordion Club. Janet holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania.

Learn more about Janet at lwvnj.org!

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