State Senator Speaks to PLEN, Douglass
Senator Loretta Weinberg celebrates Women’s History Month throughout the state
March 5, 2010 | Jason Butowski
March 3rd, the Senator was at Eagleton addressing a “Women and American Politics” class in conjunction with the Douglass College Public Leadership Education Network Forum. The Senator spoke to women students about her personal experiences in politics and her foray into the political arena. “The people in charge at the time didn’t live up to my standards, so I decided to run myself,” the Senator told the class.
On March 5th, she participated in a YWCA Bergen County Women’s Empowerment Day Health Care Panel at Bergen Community College with representatives from AARP, Valley Hospital and OB/GYN physicians discussing changes in healthcare reform, Medicare and other health topics relevant to women.
On Sunday, March 7th, Senator Weinberg will be participating on a panel sponsored by the National Coalition of Black Women at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, moderated by Steve Adubato, Jr., entitled “Screening of Unnatural Causes: Is inequity making us sick?” which will touch on how race, class, wealth, housing, power and education can translate into poor health and life expectancy.
Senator Weinberg will be the guest speaker on healthcare policy at the NJ Medical Society, American College of Surgeons Forum at the Crown Plaza in Jamesburg, NJ on March 13th.
On March 18th, she will be the keynote speaker at the NJ Association of Women Business Owners (“NJAWBO”) “The Power of 100 Women Dinner” event at the Hasbrouck Heights Holiday Inn to support and encourage business ownership by women in our state.
Senator Weinberg is also giving the keynote speech and will be participating as a panelist along with Senator Barbara Buono on March 19th at the Aphasia Network NJ Workshop/Panel at Kean University’s Hillside campus. The focus of this panel is to learn how New Jersey elected officials are working on behalf of persons with stroke and aphasia and sharing their own personal stories.
On March 20th, the annual “Ready to Run” panel at Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers University in New Brunswick will have Senator Weinberg join them as well as others to discuss how women navigate the political party system in New Jersey as potential candidates.
March 24th brings Senator Weinberg to the Douglas Residential College Spring Forum at Eagleton’s Center for American Women in Politics, where she will speak to their students and community leaders about her background and experiences in politics and in public service.
“March is Women’s History Month, and I plan to be pretty busy traveling around the state speaking to women of all ages about politics, public service, healthcare and business ownership. I think I’ll be covering a wide spectrum of issues that are on the minds of a lot of women in our state. Hopefully, we can encourage more women to get involved,” said Weinberg.