SHOUT OUT: New Jersey lawmakers and women’s groups aim to start trying to reverse the declining numbers of women in office in the Garden State with “From Girl to Leader: a Celebration of Women’s Equality Day” at Bergen Community College later this month.
Girls are encouraged to attend the free Aug. 26 event, where they and their parents can meet with female leaders.
They will include:
Liz Abzug, whose mother, Bella, was known for her tireless work on behalf of women’s rights, will be one of the speakers. She is the executive director of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute in New York City;
Alice Paul Institute Director Lucy Beard, who will show a brief video about Paul — who is largely responsible for winning women the right to vote;
Former Tenafly Mayor Ann Moscovitz, who will emcee a question-and-answer session among the female leaders and girls attending the event.
Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan, Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, Closter Mayor Sophie Heymann and Upper Saddle River Mayor Joanne Minichetti;
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