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Fri, Feb 14|
Trenton Free Public Library
“Women Power the Vote.” LWV of the Lawrence Area Participates in Day of Action for Organization’s 100th Birthday
LWV of the Lawrence Area Participates in Nationwide Day of Action for Organization’s 100th Birthday. The League of Women Voters turns 100 years old on February 14, 2020, and to celebrate, local and state Leagues around the country are taking to the streets for a nationwide day of action.
Time & Location
Feb 14, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:05 PM
Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA
About The Event
“The League was founded by suffrage leaders 100 years ago to help American women exercise their new right to vote,” said Nicole Plett, co-chair of the Lawrence League of Women Voters. “Our group, which represents Ewing, Trenton and Hamilton, as well as Lawrence, is thrilled to be celebrating this moment by joining Leagues across the country in demonstrating the power of women to achieve a more perfect democracy.” “Women Power the Vote” celebrates the League’s 100-year milestone by bringing together Leagues in over 750 communities across the country with one unified day of action -- on Friday, February 14th -- as well as additional public events to inform and educate all our voters. “For 100 years, Leagues have registered voters, informed their communities on the issues, advocated in their legislatures, and helped shape their communities and this country,” said Chris Carson, president of the board of the League of Women Voters of the United States. “We only saw it fitting that we should celebrate this milestone with a coordinated day of the kind of grassroots activism our members and supporters have embraced for an entire century.” In honor of our Woman Suffrage historical exhibition at the Trenton Free Public Library, our League members will gather on the Library steps at 12 noon on Friday, February 14, to share our gratitude with the women and men who went before us to guarantee all women the right to vote.
When: Friday, February 14, Noon to 1 PM
Where: Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy St, Trenton, NJ 08606 Who: Members and friends of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey
“We’re celebrating our history by taking action for our future,” said Ellen Maak, who designed and installed the Woman Suffrage commemorative display cases at the Trenton Free Public Library. “Our founders achieved the impossible by getting the 19th Amendment passed 100 years ago, so today we honor their fight by continuing to push our democracy forward so that every voter can play a critical role in shaping our country.” The "Woman Suffrage" displays will remain on view at the Library through February 28, after which it will be installed at the Lawrence Public Library for the month of March.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to men and women of all ages. With over 750 affiliates across the county, the League is one of the nation’s most trusted organizations.