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Women's March, Asbury Park, 21 January

"There is nothing more powerful than the rhythm of marching feet," said the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Across the nation and around the globe, concerned women -- and men -- are marching in support of the Women’s March on Washington, a rally that aims, it says, to “send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights.” Women\' March!

Women’s March Asbury Park will gather at noon Saturday, January 21, at the Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten. The march will begin at 12:30, and traverse Cookman Avenue to the Asbury Park Boardwalk for a collective moment of gratitude. The march will wind down at Porta Asbury Park.

The Women's March website says "this march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.""

Women's March, Trenton, 21 January

The League of Women Voters of the United States will participate in the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, January 21st. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey is proud to participate in the sister march in Trenton, NJ.

Join us January 21, 2017 as we march peacefully to show our support for the protection of voting rights, health care, the environment, women's rights, and civil rights. As women and defenders of our democracy, there is more that unites us than divides us.

The League of Women Voters was born out of the struggle for women's right to vote. For decades, our foremothers marched. This month, the League will march again to fulfill our promise of Making Democracy Work for all!

Marchers should plan to meet at the theater at the War Memorial (1 Memorial Drive, Trenton) at 9:00 am. The start time of the event is 10:00 a.m. For detailed information about parking, sponsoring organizations, the agenda, etc, please visit the official site of the Women's March on New Jersey.

If you cannot join us on January 21 or if you are looking to deepen your involvement please consider becoming a member of the League or making a donation. We need you with us!

Nuclear Famine, Nuclear Winter

Have you ever wondered what would happen if in Kashmir Pakistani push came to Indian shove came to nuclear exchange? Would radiation rain down on us here? Would we have spectacular sunsets? Would the smoke from burning cities obscure the sun and plunge the world into cold and darkness, and an end to civilization?

If you attended the November League meeting, you'd know the answers to those questions, presented by Dr. Alan Robock, Distinguished Professor of climate science in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University. (If you didn't attend the meeting, you can watch the video.)

Dr. Robock graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1970 with a B.A. in Meteorology, and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an S.M. in 1974 and Ph.D. in 1977, both in Meteorology. Before graduate school, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. He was a professor at the University of Maryland, 1977-1997, and the State Climatologist of Maryland, 1991-1997, before coming to Rutgers. Prof. Robock has published more than 370 articles on his research in the area of climate change, including more than 220 peer-reviewed papers. His areas of expertise include geoengineering, climatic effects of nuclear war, effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, and soil moisture. He serves as Editor of Reviews of Geophysics, the most highly-cited journal in the Earth Sciences. His honors include being a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a recipient of the AMS Jule Charney Award. He was a Lead Author of the 2013 Working Group 1 Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007). He recently served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, which operates the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

For more information about Dr. Robock and his research interests, see his website

Voting Information From The County Clerk

The Election Division of the Monmouth County Clerk's office has a new website with helpful information about how to register, where to vote, election results, voting by mail, and many more topics, including how to contact the office for further information or answers to questions. Also available are any forms necessary, with details on where to send them.

You can find them here.

This is the League ...

The League of Women Voters is a pre-eminent source for voter service education and has provided nonpartisan information to New Jerseyans for 90 years. As a grassroots organization the League works to build participation in the democratic process and educate the public on key community issues.

Come join us!