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Reporting the News in 2019

Where do you get your news? Is your new source politically slanted? On September 26th the LWV-BHNPS held a public speaker meeting at the DeCorso Center in New Providence. The speaker, Stefanie Murray, the Director of the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University spoke about the state of news reporting today including news that appears in  both print and digital formats. You can view this event here: https://youtu.be/x1TxQeuy2PU



September 2019:

Stefanie Murray 

Reporting the News in 2019

The League of Women Voters was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1920 during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The convention was held just six months before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote after a 72-year struggle.


From the beginning, the League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens should play a critical role in advocacy. It was then, and is now, a nonpartisan organization. League founders believed that maintaining a nonpartisan stance would protect the fledgling organization from becoming mired in the party politics of the day. However, League members were encouraged to be political themselves, by educating citizens about, and lobbying for, government and social reform legislation.


This holds true today. The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. The League has a long, rich history,that continues with each passing year.