On February 14th, the League of Women Voters celebrated it’s 100th anniversary at City Hall.
The League was officially founded in Chicago in 1920, just six months before the 19th amendment was ratified and women won the vote. Formed by the suffragists of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, the League began as a “mighty political experiment” designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters.
Theresa Fitzpatrick and Ellen Grody decorated the War Memorial with hearts, league memorabilia, materials to make valentines and wonderful sweet treats. The approximately 40 people joining the fun, including Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and City Councilors Jake Auchincloss, Andrea Downs, Andrea Kelley, and Holly Ryan.
Mayor Fuller established, through her proclamation, February 14th 2020 as League of Women Voters day. Thank you to Ellen and Theresa for all of their work in making this a fantastic birthday for the League of Women Voters.