MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK
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.
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Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the League of Women Voters
Happy 100th Birthday Celebration
The League of Women Voters of Marquette County celebrated the centennial of the League of Women Voters at their February membership meeting. Happy 100th Birthday to us. Our local Marquette County League has a gjoal of reaching the 100 member mark for our centennial year (we are now at 81 and counting). Join us now!
A Brief But Spectacular History of Women’s Suffrage in America
An interactive presentation led by Priscilla Burnham, the League of Women Voters Vice President and Director of Voter Services celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the founding of the national League of Women Voters. This program involved 30 volunteers taking on historic roles!
The LWV of Marquette County presented this ‘living history project’ to chronicle the long, tumultuous, but ultimately successful struggle to win full suffrage for the women of America, culminating in the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago. The story of the battle for women’s right to vote will be told through the voices, the writings, the images and events that marked this gripping, polarizing time in America’s history.
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Vote and Be Counted: Local Elections & the Census
The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Vote and Be Counted: Local Elections and the Census
January 20 – Jun 6, 2020
Opening Reception: Wednesday January 29th from 5:00-7:00 p.m., talk at 5:30 p.m. by Priscilla Burnham, the League of Women Voter’s Vice President and Director of Voter Service. The opening reception is free to the public and donations are always appreciated. For more info visit marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571.
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