Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle to Present Keynote Address
The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley (LWVNV) will present the forum, STOP Human Trafficking Now, a panel discussion on prevention, awareness and advocacy. The forum will take place on Monday, November 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Tenafly Middle School, located at 10 Sunset Lane in Tenafly, New Jersey.
Co-sponsors of the forum are the Northern New Jersey National Organization for Women (NNJ NOW), National Organization for Women of New Jersey (NOW NJ), and the National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section. The event is free and open to the public.
The program will include a keynote address by Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, author and prime sponsor of the Human Trafficking, Protection, Prevention and Treatment Act, and a panel discussion. The following experts will participate on the panel: Ingrid Johnson, a nurse and the mother of a victim, will present the personal struggles victims face; Patricia Devine Harms, Chair of the Junior Leagues of New Jersey State Public Affairs Committee, will discuss advocacy and human trafficking; Captain Joe Rampolla with the Park Ridge Police Department, will examine emerging cyber technologies in human trafficking and law enforcement challenges; and Andrew Yeager, Certified School Psychologist and Student Assistance Counselor, will talk about the psychological effects of victimization and exploitation. Ann Moscovitz, Past President of the LWVNV, will moderate the panel.
For further information about the forum, contact 201-944-0544 or send an e-mail to [email protected] .
About League of Women Voters
The League was an outgrowth of the 19th amendment passed in 1920 giving women the right to vote. With over 800 local Leagues throughout the country, the organization gained prestige by maintaining its nonpartisanship; sponsoring candidates’ forums for local, state and national elections; holding registration drives; disseminating nonpartisan information on candidates; and holding public meetings to discuss current issues. League membership is open to both men and women of voting age who support its mission.
The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley draws members from Alpine, Bergenfield, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Edgewater, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Haworth, Hillsdale, Leonia, Montvale, New Milford, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Park Ridge, River Vale, Tenafly, Washington Township and Woodcliff Lake.
For a membership packet and other information about the League, visit the organization’s website at www.lwvbergen.org , call (201) 947-0756, or contact [email protected] .