New Jersey Research
Preparedness Meets Opportunity: Women's Increased Representation in the New Jersey Legislature
by Susan Carroll and Kelly Dittmar
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
July 2012, 40 pages
This paper examines the factors that account for the rapid rise in the number of women legislators in New Jersey, focusing primarily on the time period from 2004 through 2011. Central to the analysis is the question of what it would take to bring about enduring change in a political system characterized by a strong, male-dominated party system like that found in New Jersey.
Equality Deferred: Women Candidates for the New Jersey Assembly 1920-1993
by Richard P. and Katheryne McCormick
Center for American Women and Politics, 1994, 49 pages
This report explores the history of women's candidacies for the New Jersey Assembly and analyzes some of the reasons for the status of women as office-seekers in the state.
Female Suffrage in New Jersey, 1790-1807
Book chapter by Irwin N. Gertzog, Allegheny College
Women, Politics, and the Constitution, Naomi B. Lynn, ed.
The Haworth Press, September 1990
Conventional descriptions of how New Jersey women secured the right to vote in the late eighteenth century, and of the extent to which they took advantage of that right, tend to be incomplete. Moreover, the subsequent disenfranchisement of women was not principally a product of corruption in an 1807 Essec County referendum, as some maintain, as much as it was the result of a shift in the balance of power within the state.
Getting Women Appointed: New Jersey's Bipartisan Coalition
by Kathy A. Stanwick
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1984, 20 pages
This monograph documents the formation and activities in 1981 and 1982 of New Jersey's Bipartisan Coalition for Women's Appointments, an ad hoc group organized after CAWP convened a meeting of politically active women to discuss how to get more women appointed to state-level posts.
Lobbying in New Jersey
by Nancy H. Becker
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1978, 70 pages
This instructional handbook from 1978 describes the process of lobbying within a state legislative framework, listing resources from that time necessary to plan and carry out an effective lobbying campaign and explaining the legal requirements surrounding advocacy when the handbook was written.