Friday May 6, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
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The Madison Hotel 
One Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

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Pat Thompson 
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey 

         Making Democracy Work            

  Cocktail Reception & Awards Ceremony

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey Education Fund cordially invites you to celebrate  "Making Democracy Work" at a cocktail reception and awards ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ.

The evening will include a premium open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres (including chafing dishes, displays, carving station, passed hors d'oeuvres, and dessert - see menu),  a silent auction, and an awards ceremony.

The League will be presenting our prestigious "Making Democracy Work" award to honorees in celebration of their dedication to democracy.

2016 Making Democracy Work Honorees

Michael Aron, NJTV

Ryan P. Haygood, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

S. Nadia Hussain, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Sandra Matsen, League of Women Voters of New Jersey

Myrna Pérez, Brennan Center for Justice

In addition, we will hold our spring forum, "2016 and Beyond: Serving New Jersey Voters" on the day following the cocktail reception (Saturday, May 7 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm at the very nearby College of Saint Elizabeth). Learn more about the forum here. We hope that you will join us for both. We are offering a special discounted price (a $25 savings) when you register for these events together using the option available during the registration process. Tickets for the cocktail reception alone are $125.

We have made arrangements for discounted rooms at the Madison Hotel for those who wish to spend the evening. King rooms are available for $134 and doubles are available for $144. To secure a room you must call  the Madison at 973-285-1800 and say you are reserving a room under the League of Women Voters block (availability not guaranteed).

Proceeds from this event benefit the League of Women Voters of New Jersey Education Fund. Please RSVP by Monday, April 25, 2016.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Sojourner Truth Sponsors: Nancy J. Northup, President & CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights, Founding Director, Democracy Program Brennan Center for Justice and Jim Johnson, Former Board Chair, Brennan Center for Justice

Florence Peshine Eagleton Sponsors: Hedinger & Lawless, LLC; Lowenstein Sandler; McManimon, Scotland & Baumann; Saiber; John and Mayra Schmidt

Alice Paul Sponsors: New Jersey Education Association; NJM Insurance Group

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Sponsors: Brennan Center for Justice; Sara and Walter Clarke; KinnCentrix; kivvit; New Jersey Policy Perspective; NJTV; Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

Antoinette Brown Blackwell Sponsors: Black Women's Health Alliance; ECS Group; Susan Sferas