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Recent Events

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May 13, 2024

Borough Council Goes to Briarcliff!

Council members helped 8th graders understand local government and then run a mock council meeting of their own. A great success thanks to our terrific educators and volunteers!

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May 2023

Borough Council Goes to Briarcliff

Council members teach our 8th graders about municipal governance and guide them through their own mock council meeting.


March 2023

Women and Family Issues Committee Live Q&A

The committee answered questions stemming from their previously distributed discussion on Reproductive Healthcare Legislation in our state. Watch the original discussion here.

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October 2022

Successful Candidates Debate for Denville BOE

4 candidates for 2 spots answered questions submitted in advance by the voters.  LWVML provided organization of logistics, moderator and timer. Great thanks to Voter Services for providing this important exchange between candidates and the public!

View debate here


March 2022

Pay Disparities & Changemaking Opportunities

It's time to PAY ATTENTION to Gender and Race Pay Equity! This webinar with Shell Bobev, founder of Disrupt the Gap, explored pay inequities, and provided insights and inspiration for how to support “equal pay for equal work” for all! Sponsored by LWVML in partnership with MLBT Social Justice Coalition and Denville Voices.

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November 2021

Getting Past Partisanship and Hyperpolarization

LWV Mtn Lakes hosted a gathering to view a livestreamed seminar by the Harvard Kennedy School and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, which explored civic infrastructure initiatives that are working in American communities today. The event included a live Q&A session. 


June 2021

A Conversation with Christine Todd Whitman

Former NJ Governor Whitman discussed energy and environmental policy, the changing political landscape, current headlines, women in leadership, civics ed and more. 

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October 2020

Board of Education Debate

Meet Moving Mountain Lakes Forward BOE Candidates, Kevin Driscoll, Jennifer Parker, Tricia Lewis as well as Aruni Don who is running independently. Watch.


May 2020

Borough Council Goes to Briarcliff

Borough Council came to Briarcliff School on May 31st.  Eighth grade students heard from Mayor Holmberg, Deputy Mayor Barnett and other members of the Borough Council.  Students also elected their own Mayor and Council members to discuss and decide on a mock issue that would impact the town. 

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May 2, 2024

BOE Budget Presentation

School adminstration presented the proposed FY 24-25 budget and took questions from the public.

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February 2023

Women in Leadership - Self-Advocacy

co-sponsored with the Mountain Lakes Professional Women's Group

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October 2022

Event available on YouTube

Did you miss this major event? Click here to see the debate.

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September 2022

Explainer from Experts

The LWVML watched a recorded conversation about current and pending legislation affecting Reproductive Rights and healthcare access in New Jersey. Information on what individuals can do to promote Reproductive Rights and access to reproductive healthcare, including abortion, was also shared.  A packet of this information will be shared with all Leagues in NJ.

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March 2022

New Jersey Women First

We joined the celebration of Women's History Month in Morristown with women in Morris County telling their stories of breaking boundaries in business, education, sports, government, science, the arts, tourism and the boardroom. Dance, music and poetry by young performers rounded out the celebration. NJ Women First | lwvmorrisarea

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October 2021

Board of Education Panel Discussion

Meet Mountain Lakes BOE candidates Meghan Leininger and Aruni Don, interviewed by LWV Mountain Lakes Voters Service Chair Teresa Cinnamond. Watch.


May 2021

Memorial Day Parade

LWV Mtn Lakes marched in the the Mountain Lakes Memorial Day Parade.


September 2020

Borough Council Candidate Symposium

Meet OneCommunity Borough Council candidates - Lauren Barnett, Cynthia Korman, Kelly Holliday and Khizar Sheikh. Watch.

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May 2020

Underage Drinking

A frank discussion with a panel of experts  from legal, psychological and law enforcement fields.


Topics included:

  • Everyone drinks alcohol so why is this an issue?

  • I drank as a teenager.  I expect my kids will too.

  • I’d rather my teens drink at home than do it outside of the home. 

  • Kids need to build their tolerance before they go to college!

  • Alcohol is not a gateway drug.

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December 2023

Conversation With the Cops

Meet and greet and Q&A with  ML's finest.

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April 2023

BOE Budget Presentation

MLSD Business Administrator Alex Ferreira presented the budget and planning for the 2023-24 school year. Q&A followed.  View by clicking the image above.

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October 2022

ML BOE Candidates Roundtable

Three candidates in this uncontested election answered questions submitted in advance and live from the voters.  LWVML facilitated.  Tremendous thanks to our BOE Incumbents and our committed community members who participated in this important exchange of ideas!


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June 2021, 2022, 2023

League Scholarship Award

On Moving Up Day at Mountain Lakes High School, LWV Mountain Lakes presented a scholarship to a Mountain Lakes High School graduate who demonstrated dedication to the League's goals of empowering voters and making democracy work.

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January 2022

Stand Up for Democracy Candlelight Vigil

LWV Mountain Lakes joined other Leagues, elected officials and the public at a nonpartisan, peaceful candlelight vigil in Morristown, NJ, as part of the nationwide movement to mark the anniversary of the violent  insurrection on our nation's capitol.

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October 2021

Morris County Commissioner Debate

Three leagues of Women Voters (Mtn Lakes, West Morris and Morristown Area) and the Mo Co Chamber of Commerce co-host a debate for Morris Co Commissioner. Watch.

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March 2021

The News Literacy Project

LWV Mtn Lakes hosted an interactive, educational event with Peter Adams, SVP of The News Literacy Project who addressed how to tell fact from fiction and interpreting info found on social media.


August 2020

Women's Suffrage Movement - Centennial Celebration

A century ago on Aug. 19, 1920, the Suffragists of Mountain Lakes, led by women’s rights activist Belle DeRivera, met at the Mountain Lakes Community Church to ring the bell in celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.

So it was that, on Wednesday, Aug. 19 – 100 years to the day – borough residents gathered to celebrate the centennial in like fashion.  Click here to learn more.

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