Monmouth Vicinage Law Day Program

Monmouth Law Day

Important Announcements

Dear Educational Partners:

Although Monmouth Vicinage is unable to host its annual Law Day Symposium, we are encouraging students and the public to learn about the Law Day 2020 theme: “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100.” This year’s Symposium is sponsored by the Monmouth Bar Association and the IOLTA Fund of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation

We are pleased to provide web and video links below and the attached worksheet of discussion questions for use in online learning sessions that focus on the importance of the right to vote and the struggle for women’s suffrage. Individual modules and corresponding discussion questions can be selected based on students' age, ability and interest.

Module 1: "The Women’s Suffrage Movement in New Jersey and The Women’s Suffrage March on Washington
Video 1 (5 minutes): TEDTalk by Michele Mehrtens
Video 2 (5 minutes):Women Gain the Vote In New Jersey"

Module 2: "New Jersey’s Pivotal Role in the Suffrage Movement"
Video 1 (3 minutes): Alice Paul Institute – An Introduction
Video 2 (1.5 minutes): “It Happened Here: New Jersey"
Background:

Module 3: "Commemorating the 19th Amendment and Its Ties To Monmouth County
Video (16 minutes): Symposium Speaker Christine Hanlon Esq., Monmouth County Clerk, "Commemorating the 19th Amendment and Its Ties To Monmouth County”
Background:
Information on “Monmouth County and the Suffrage Movement,” “Monmouth County Suffragist Spotlights”
The report “Four Centuries of Monmouth County Women,” publication of the Monmouth County Archives

Module 4: Get Out and Vote! – Why The Votes of New Jersey’s Youngest Voters Matter Most
Videos (10 minutes): Infomercial Produced by Students at Bridgewater Raritan High School:
Y Vote?":
Background:
League of Women Voters of New Jersey
Youngest voters explain why their votes matter
NJ high school students efforts on registering to vote
Module 5: Voting 101: The Fundamentals of Voting in Monmouth County
Video (16 minutes): Symposium Speaker Christine Hanlon Esq., Monmouth County Clerk, has prepared an educational video on "The Fundamentals of Voting in Monmouth County."
Background:
Information on voting in Monmouth County
Information on voting in New Jersey
Voter Registration Form for Monmouth County (English)
Voter Registration Form for Monmouth County (Spanish)

Module 6: Internet Voting? Really? – Exploring Voting Technology Over 300 Years
Video (21 minutes): Symposium Speaker Dr. Andrew Appel, Princeton University, “Internet Voting? Really?”

Module 7: "Voting’ Rights: What Do You Do If You Have Problems Voting?"
How to Report Problems Voting in New Jersey
How to Secure a Provisional Ballot at the Polls
“New Jersey Voters Bill of Rights”
“Know Your Voting Rights”