The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Make a Difference

Dear Friend,

This spring the Governor and the state Legislature must address the state's fiscal crisis. Unfortunately, the state League must address our own budgetary shortfalls this fiscal year. Like many nonprofits, we are experiencing a severe downturn in giving, and currently expect we will fall $18,000 short of our Annual Appeal goal, potentially devastating our programs and services in the coming months. If you have not already done so, please consider giving to the League today, and thank you to those who have already made a contribution!

Your donation today makes it possible for the League to:

Fight for the passage of legislation that extends and protects voting rights, demands equal education opportunities, and increases transparency through improving and strengthening the Open Public Records Act.

Increase the visibility of the League and maintain a strong media presence to educate the public on election issues, through numerous op-eds and letters-to-the-editor, press and radio interviews, our web site , a blog, a Facebook page, and emails.

Publish and distribute the NJ Citizens Guide to Government making it easier for residents to contact their elected officials and learn about government.

Staff a toll-free voter assistance hotline, 1-800-792-VOTE, to answer any and all voting questions from the public.

Hold educational forums on important and timely policy topics such as alternative energy and health care.

Coordinate debates across the state on all levels of government by providing moderators and sponsorship.

Provide information about candidates through publishing and distributing 7,000 copies of candidates' answers to crucial policy questions.

Publish non-partisan and balanced ballot question analysis to help voters make an informed decision when voting.

Protect New Jersey voters by informing voters' of their rights and analyzing issues on election days and making recommendations for needed improvements, such as increased poll worker training.

Provide leadership training for League members and the public through workshops on topics such as fundraising, membership recruitment, and debate moderating.

Provide leadership to two new local League Member-At-Large Units in addition to providing support for over 40 other local Leagues.

This year, we proudly celebrate our 90th anniversary. For the past 90 years the League has been fighting to make New Jersey a better place and has worked to educate everyone on the value of public service and community participation. The League is the only organization in New Jersey that provides thoughtful, high-quality, nonpartisan, educational information and services.

We simply cannot continue to do it without your help. Please donate today to ensure that the work we've been doing will continue for the next 90 years.


Anne Ruach Nicolas, LWVNJ, Executive Director

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