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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.

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Are Our Waters In Danger?

As residents of coastal New Jersey, we need to be well informed about our precious natural -- but not unlimited -- resource, water! How can we ensure drinkable water for our children and grandchildren?

Come meet Cindy Zipf, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Action. She will be the League of Women Voter's guest speaker at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10th, at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan. Cindy has been a featured TED Lecture speaker known beyond New Jersey and New York.

The COAlition was formed in 1984 when the waters off the NY/NJ coasts were known as the “Ocean Dumping Capitol of the World.” Zipf uses her passion for science and advocacy to create campaigns and programs to drive public policy and reduce pollution. She is at the helm of COA, the lean, green, ocean pollution fighting machine that is the only full-time ocean advocacy organization dedicated exclusively to the NY and NJ region. She reviews and evaluates regional, state, and federal policies for impacts to marine water quality and through science and research works toward solutions for issues of concern.

The League of Women Voters of Western Monmouth invites the public to join us for this special guest. Light refreshments will be served. For information about the League, contact the local league president at 732-851-5764 or go to

Facts & Issues Comes to the Internet

We're back, and better than ever -- and now available on In the Search box enter "lwvto" to find our videos. You can also click on the Navigation bar to the left labeled Facts & Issues, The League on TV, or click here. You can still find host Marie Curtis on Verizon FIOS channel 22 and Cablevision Optimum channel 77, interviewing government officials and involved citizens working to make a difference.

To view a video in full-screen, put your cursor over the image, and controls will appear. At the bottom right will be an X-like character. Click on it and the image will go full-screen.

Facts & Issues is now recorded in Town Hall using facilities generously made available by Ocean TV, part of the municipal government. The League is grateful to the Town for use of the space and equipment, and to Tom Reu, who heads Ocean TV and is a patient and thoughtful instructor.

New York Times visits Ocean Township

"The 'Ocean' is aspirational," headlines the Times, which featured the township in its Real Estate section recently. Describing the neighborhoods, featuring some homes, reviewing schools, taxes, what to do, and the commute, the Times survey is for anyone interested in moving here, or in knowing a little about the town -- but not for anyone curious about how Ocean came by its name. If you're interested in the history, click here.

Here is the Times' story.