"As an organization whose mission is to empower voters and defend democracy, we stand in solidarity with all Black communities. The League shall do so not only by speaking out against racism in all forms, but by doing the work required of us to be anti-racist."
Due to COVID-19 restrictions in schools, Running and Winning has been cancelled for 2021.
A workshop for high school juniors
that introduces women to the process of running for local office.
The workshop is held annually in the spring at Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls.
To learn more about the program, click here.
Click HERE to join in supporting Running and Winning, the leadership development program for young women, run by the Greater Red Bank League of Women Voters, together with local affiliates of the AAUW, the Junior League and Hadassah.
Your gift now could inspire a young woman to enter public service!
If you prefer to give by check, mail your check made out to LWVGRBA Ed Fund (with Running and Winning on the memo line) to LWVGRBA, PO Box 7649, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702.
Enter your address to find your polling place, build your ballot with our online voters' guide and much more! With our voters' guide you can see the races on your ballot, compare candidates' positions side-by-side, and print out a "ballot" indicating your preferences as a reminder and take it with you to the polls on Election Day.
Our push to cover the local elections on the VOTE411 website is off to a strong start. Members and other interested people stepped up to cover 30 out of the 35 municipal races in the county, Monmouth and Ocean freeholder races and many Board of Education elections. Huge thanks to Ted Dellinger (LWVTO) who is handling the website, www.vote411.org, which is gradually populating with local races.
Meet the Monmouth Beach Commissioners Candidates' Virtual Forum
Wednesday April 28th, 7 PM
More information and registration available here.
Fair Districts Day of Action and Webinar
Thursday April 29, 7 PM
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey and its partners in the Fair Districts New Jersey Coalition invite the public to our People Powered Day of Action to shine a light on the redistricting process and demand fair maps for state and congressional districts. The program is open to the public as a virtual webinar. Click Here to Register for the Webinar (7:00 PM on April 29th)
Jessie Burns, President of the League of Voters of New Jersey, states, “New Jersey deserves a Legislative and Congressional redistricting process that is transparent, community-driven and fair. Public engagement is imperative to improving the 2021 process. Join us on April 29th to learn more about redistricting, and to take action to advocate for Fair Districts in New Jersey!”
Panelists will discuss:
· Why redistricting is important and vulnerable to manipulation
· The impacts of the delayed census data on the map-making process
· What you can do to advocate for a better redistricting process
Barbara Chaudhery, President
Anne Torre, Treasurer
Marianne Kligman, Voters' Services Director
Vanessa Merhi, Voters' Services Director
Contact us at
P.O. Box 7649
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
RUNNING AND WINNING
LWV In The News
Middletown Teacher Brings Lessons of Harvard Civics Classroom
Read this article in the Middletown Patch about a local high school history teacher who attended a civics program at Harvard Business School sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Monmouth County and Greater Red Bank.
On March 7th, 2020, the LWV-GRBA participated in The Voter Girl Project at Brick High School. Girl Scouts were engaged in activities to teach them about the voting process and how they can be leaders in their communities.