Marilyn Morheuser Humanitarian Award

The following entry is written by Anne Ruach Nicolas, LWVNJ Executive Director.

Last week the League of Women Voters of New Jersey was pleased to receive the Marilyn Morheuser Humanitarian Award at an award ceremony hosted by the Education Law Center. I had the great honor of being in attendance, along with LWVNJ President, Anne Maiese, Advocate Sandy Matsen, Education and Fiscal Policy Chair Lindy Wilson, honoree Judy Cambria, and many other proud League supporters and staff. The award applauded the League’s work to assure that New Jersey school children are educated in physical facilities that are safe, healthy, and conducive to learning.

At the ceremony, Judy Cambria was honored for her central role in this effort and her insistence that children could not receive a “thorough and efficient” education in crumbling and dilapidated schools—something the courts agreed with.  As a result of the work of the League and Judy Cambria, hundreds of thousands of New Jersey’s schoolchildren are able to learn in safe and sound school facilities. Judy Cambria is a shining example of the power of an informed and active individual and epitomizes what it means to be a member of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey.

The League is grateful for this award and extremely proud of our accomplishments led by Judy Cambria and the LWVNJ Education and Fiscal Policy Committee.

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