A committee has been formed to advance the following objectives in celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment and the founding of the League of Women Voters:
- To help coordinate the commemoration in NE Ohio by convening joint planning sessions with other local leagues and partners. This will result in a variety of regional programs in the lead up to the anniversary and major events over the anniversary weekend. We will promote these events via www.2020centennial.org.
- To acknowledge that, historically, white women turned their backs on the voting rights of women of color in order to advance their own cause. Because of this, we need to make an extra effort to be inclusive in how we mark the centennial and how we fight for voting rights today.
- To raise awareness of LWV Program goals, especially related to fair elections.
- To celebrate women in government and other areas of public life, especially where they have historically been underrepresented.
League to which this content belongs:Akron Area