THE LEAGUE AND AAUW
Information and help for Florida voting
For those League members who are not returning north for the summer, please mark your calendars for Monday, August 16, 2 - 4 p.m. The League and AAUW will be cosponsoring a Tea in commemoration of the ratification of the 19th amendment. In addition to refreshments, we have an excellent program planned.
For those members who might be interested, Nancy Bell is planning readings and would like to have some volunteers. Nancy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So mark your calendars, and you will be hearing more about this in the May "Voter."
Keep up with the election information by using this link:
The LWV of The Villages/Tri-County Area
was established October 2005 and is open to all residents, women and men, of voting age, in Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties who are interested in good government.
The League is a nonpartisan organization and does not endorse candidates. We study issues, arrive at consensus, take action and lobby pro or con on specific legislation. We meet on the fourth Monday of the month and our meetings are open to the general public.
The League structure parallels the three levels of government in the U.S.: national, state, and local. Following this pattern, we have a national organization in Washington, DC, that concerns itself with the Congress and federal government agencies; we have an office in Tallahassee that is very active during Legislative Session which begins in March and lasts for 60 days.On the local level, we concern ourselves with county government. Leagues are governed by a volunteer president and board of directors.
Presently, there are 27 Leagues in the state of Florida.
To Finish the Fight
Catt introduced the idea of the League at the NAWSA’s Jubilee Convention in March 1919 when she proposed "the most appropriate patriotic memorial [to the suffrage crusade] that could be suggested – a League of Women Voters to finish the fight. The "fight" was to win national woman suffrage and to eliminate other forms of legal discrimination against women. Catt maintained that the League should continue to face controversial issues, as NAWSA had, should remain nonpartisan, and should educate for citizenship.
This is a wonderful site covering women’s History:
Monday, August 9,
Home of Joanne M. Coen
10:00 a.m., Board
27 General Meeting.
Time and place to be determined.