Minimum Wage: League of Women Voters to Hold Forum on New Jersey’s November Ballot Question
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 20, 2013, 06:48 AM EDT
The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley will hold a forum, The Effect of the Minimum Wage on the Economy, on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m., at the Closter Public Library Community Room, 280 High St., Closter, New Jersey. The forum will provide voters with information to make an informed decision about the New Jersey Minimum Wage Increase Amendment, Public Question 2 (SCR1) that will appear on the November 5, 2013 ballot.
The event is free and open to the public. For further information about the forum, call 201-391-5617 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. For directions and parking information, contact the Closter Public Library at 201-768-4197.
The discussion will include a presentation by Gordon MacInnes, President of New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that researches and analyzes economic issues. NJPP has done extensive research on the issue of Minimum Wage and how it affects the economy. MacInnes, a fellow at The Century Foundation in New York and previously a lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, served as deputy director of the White House Task Force on the Cities during President Lyndon Johnson’s administration.
Evangelos Djimopoulos, Professor of Economics and Chair of Economics, Finance and International Business Department at Fairleigh Dickinson University, has been invited to speak. Djimopoulos teaches courses on economic analysis, the economics of international trade, and the world economy. He holds a B.A. from Brandeis University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
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, volunteer opportunities, or other information about the League, visit the organization’s web site, www.lwvbergen.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org