All members, guests, and the public are invited to attend our Charter Schools Consensus at 11:30 am on Wed.,Dec 10 in the Paramus Public Library. After a review of LWVNJ current position on Charter Schools, league members of the ILO, Ridgewood, Glen Rock & Northern Valley will present information about the policy updates upon which members will vote. Consensus allows those attending to learn about an issue in discussion, and express their views. Consensus questions, created by the study and approved by the state Board, provide the basis for this meeting.
Tuesday, Nov. 4 Election Day. Saturday, Nov. 8 LWV sponsored film at TIFF:
10:30 AM Teaneck Cinemas on Cedar Lane.
Wednesday, Nov. 12 5:30-8 PM Tribute to Phoebe Seham Women’s Rights Information Center Register by Nov. 5 108 W. Palisades Ave. Englewood NJ www.womensrights.org www.womensrights.org 201-568-1166. Tuesday, Nov. 18 12:30 PM Immigration: An American Dilemma. Temple Emeth, 1666 Windsor Rd., Teaneck. Next Board Meeting: at Margot's house Nov. 19, 8:15 PM PM
Phoebe Seham, foundress of the Women’s Rights Information Center in Englewood, NJ, is a lawyer and feminist who used her good fortune to help others. The Divorce mediation, Career Retraining classes and work with the State Commision on Women are well known. Less well known is her reliance on Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s quotes, although a clue would be that every November 12 (Stanton’s birhday), there would be a birthday party. Here are some Stanton quotes: to ponder: “The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.” ---“Truth is the only safe ground to stand.upon.” ---”Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.” Join WRIC and celebrate with the many who have benefited from Phoebe’s vision.
Shirley Sosland and Janet Austin registered new Americans at the naturalization ceremony at the Steuben House in River Edge in September. Nineteen countries were represented by the new Americans so we are still a mixed salad. No elected officials or political candidates were present because state and national elections were imminent. Therefore, the speeches were minimal, however George and Martha Washington, along with Martha’s mother, were present. Another League, Northern Valley, also assisted in the registration. ---Janet Austin, Women’s History
New Jersey Citizen’s Guide to Government. The online guide can be downloaded. http://www.lwvnj.org/voting_guide.html Use the guide for access, locations, ananlyse of voter questions. 2014 Voters Guide – U.S. Senate http://www.lwvnj.org/images/voting/2014senate.pdf LWVNJ Ballot Questions Analyses http://www.lwvnj.org/images/voting/2014_BallotQs.pdf Questions: Do you approve amending the Constitution to allow a court to order pretrial detention of a person in a criminal case? Do you approve amending the Constitution to dedicate certain State revenues each year for environmental programs? Vote by Mail Applications: Oct. 28 Deadline to apply in person for mail-in ballot: November 3, 2014, by 3:00PM., County Office
TIFF NEWS: LWV Teaneck Sponsors Wadja Viewing NOVEMBER 8: 10:30 AM! Wadjda, the film LWV Teaneck is sponsoring, is scheduled for Saturday morning November 8th at 10:30 AM at Teaneck Cinemas on Cedar Lane.Please put this on your calendars, and plan on attending! Encourage your friends to buy tickets to the Film Festival and take advantage of all the wonderful events scheduled for that weekend! Complete details about films,tickets, and directions are at www.teaneckfilmfestival.org or call 201/203-1723.