First Black President of the N.J. League of Women Voters

First Black President of the N.J. League of Women Voters

Toni Zimmer has been elected the first Black president of the League of Women Voters in New Jersey.

Published May 16, 2011

Toni Zimmer knows how to get out the vote out in the state of New Jersey, including her supporters in the League of Women Voters in New Jersey. During the organization’s recent biennial convention, the members elected Zimmer president of the Garden State’s League of Women Voters. 

 

Zimmer had been vice president of the New Jersey league, and prior to that president of a local league. She is the first African-American president of the statewide league organization, and leads a 13-member state board of directors.

 

She has also served as a member of the board of directors of the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government. Zimmer is an entrepreneur, with her own business, The Writers Group.

 

Since its founding in 1920, the League of Women Voters of the United States has fought “to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. “

 

(Photo: www.lwvnj.wordpress.com)

Written by Frank McCoy

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