Monday, March 12, 2012

Welcome to our new blog!

Vintage photo of women suffragists.

The League of Women Voters of Plainfield is one of the oldest active leagues in the United States.  After a mass meeting on May 10, 1920 to form a Plainfield League, the first meeting of the League of Women Voters of Plainfield and North Plainfield took place on May 14, 1920 (three months to the day after the formation of the National League of Women Voters).   By September of 1920, over 3,000 women in Plainfield registered to vote after attending a citizenship school over the summer. 

President of the NJ League of Women Voters, Toni Zimmer
Today, the Plainfield League continues to educate and inform by providing local residents with factual, nonpartisan information on candidates and ballot issues, whether through voter's guides, candidate forums, town meetings or debates.

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