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Posted on: February 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Township of Union Women’s History Month Series

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The Mayor and Committee of the Township of Union invite residents to take part in their Women’s History Month Series themed “What to Know After the Women’s March,” a three-part series focused on celebrating, informing and empowering women.

“Based on the thousands of women who assembled in New Jersey alone in January, it is evident that collectively, women feel undervalued and underrepresented. Many are searching for direction, encouragement, or just a forum to ask important questions,” said Mayor Suzette Cavadas. “We hope our series will provide just that.”

The series kicks off on March 8th - the International Day of the Woman - with a program centered on Protecting Women’s Rights featuring a keynote speech by Diane DuBrule, Interim Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. The program will also feature the presentation of the Woman of the Year Award, and a panel discussion featuring Elizabeth Meyer, Organizer of the Women’s March on NJ; Lizette Delgado-Polanco, Deputy Political Director of the North Carpenter’s Council; and Christine Sadovy, Advocacy Director of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ.

Following the kickoff event, the series will continue on March 20, with a panel discussion on Empowering Women Voters featuring Lydia Kaplan, organizer of the Women’s March on Westfield; Julie Diaz, Political Director at 32BJ SEIU; and Marie Marthelle Guervil of Parano and Associates.

Closing the series will be panel discussion for young women centered on Planting Seeds of Change.

“We want women to know that it’s never too early to start thinking about how you can make a difference,” said Mayor Cavadas.

This panel, will feature former Village President of South Orange and 2011 youngest Mayor of NJ, Alex Torpey, Garwood Councilwoman Sara Todisco, Paramus Councilwomen Holly Tedesco-Santos; and Erin Loos Cutraro, founder of the non-partisan 501 c-3 organization, She Should Run.

The events are interactive and will feature questions from the audience. All events begin at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1976 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083, and are free of charge to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information visit or contact Natalie Pineiro, Public Information Officer at 908-851-5096 or via email at

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