We are in our second year of Covid-19 restrictions. Members are getting their vaccines but still we are nervous about holding in person meetings. After working a full day on zoom, we are also tired of meeting/programs on zoom. Nevertheless, we have been involved in a number of areas.
During July and August, we were busy planning Candidate Forums in our three towns. We did hold Candidate Forums for Summit Common Council, Berkeley Heights Township Council and Berkeley Heights Board of Education. Although we tried, we could not get consensus on a date in New Providence. Several of our members were moderators for Candidate Forums held around the State. Members also worked on the State- wide Voter Service-Coalition and helped revise the LWVNJ Voter Service Manual. Members also helped count ballots at a local Condo community.
We were involved in learning more about Redistricting through the LWVNJ Fair Districts Initiative. Some members volunteered to work on State-wide committees (Women & Family Issues, Social Justice,)
2022 started no better than 2021. But once again, we joined the American Association of University Women- Summit College Club to co-sponsor the viewing via zoom of the documentary “Unbossed and Unchained” in honor of the 50th anniversary of Shirley Chisholm’s campaign for President.
We are also planning to sponsor with the other Leagues in Union County, the Summit College Club and the AAUW of Madison a presentation of a short film on The Influence/power of Native American Women in their culture followed by a discussion by the film director herself. This program is scheduled for March. More information with be forthcoming.
Hopefully the tide will turn and we will be back to meeting in person. At that time, we can plan for more programs and a theater fundraiser.-website