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 THE LEAGUE AND AAUW
INVITES YOU TO
THE 90th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
ON
MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
2010
2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
LADY LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER (next to the Library)
COMMUNITY
(next
Guava Street, Lady Lake.
Lake.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

 

Information and help for Florida voting

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Announcements
 
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 nancybell@thevillages.net
 
So mark your calendars, and you will be hearing more about this in the May "Voter."
 
Joanne

 
 
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Keep up with the election information by using this link:

http://www.vote411.org/  

 

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.

 
History

The League of Women Voters (LWV) was founded in 1920 and was concerned with public policy and citizenship issues. It grew out of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Under the leadership of President Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947), the NAWSA transformed itself into the League of Women Voters after the suffrage organization had won the victory of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women their right to vote.  

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:

http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=mini_home&mini_id=1286



 

 
 
 
 
Calendar
 
 
June 11-15,
LWVUS
Atlanta, Georgia.
Convention.

Monday, August 9,
Home of Joanne M. Coen
10:00 a.m., Board
Meeting.
 
 
Monday, September
27 General Meeting.
Time and place to be determined.