Jesse Burns, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, spoke to APN about their work:
What does the organization do?
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey is a nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government.
Who does the organization help?
The League believes a strong democracy depends on civic engagement. Therefore, we help everyone that is looking to more fully participate in their government. This can range from voting, to making public policy changes, to demanding transparency and holding elected officials accountable.
What does poverty look like in the agency’s work?
The League makes an effort to help underserved communities have a greater voice in their government and we also advocate for policies that benefit these communities.
Why is the League a part of APN?
The League greatly respects the membership body of APN and we have found that we can learn from all of their individual expertise to better serve our state. Working in coalition with APN makes us all stronger.