Women were guaranteed the right to vote 100 years ago this year with the passing of the 19th amendment.
On the centennial anniversary of such an important occasion, there are no doubt countless commemorations occurring throughout the country, both large and small. Art Reach of Mid Michigan, for instance, is hosting a juried art show to celebrate the momentous occasion.
The 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment is nearly immediately followed by the 100th anniversary of the formation of the League of Women Voters. They’re celebrating with a nationwide call to action, Women Power the Vote, on Friday, Feb. 14.
"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," says 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."
The League of Women Voters of the Mt. Pleasant Area is participating in the nationwide call-to-action with their own event: Love Your Democracy--Make Your Voice Heard.
On Friday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Library Annex, the LWVMPA invites the community to a free informative event where they can learn how to contact their local officials, track legislation, and find the information necessary to support opinion.
Information will be available on Michigan voter laws, upcoming elections, and how to identify "fake news."
The event is free and open to the public.
The Veterans Memorial Library Annex is located at 301 S. University Ave. in Mt. Pleasant.
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