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On Friday, LWVN sent a message to all members asking us to join the Mayor’s initiative, #NewtonTogether. All Newtonians were asked to make handmade signs and display them in their windows on Marathon Day.
Through our creativity, we, as women of Newton, can share the incredible joy, strength, and resiliency of our community while connecting virtually.
The Suffragists and poster, courtesy of Nina McCarty, age 8, Arlington MA, were displayed at Marcia Johnson’s house on Bemis Street in Newton.
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Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
In preparation for this important day this summer, the Board is looking for members who have an interest in history, excitement for this important achievement for women, time and energy to help plan event(s).
If you are interested, please send an email to email@example.com and let us know how you would like to be involved.
Thanks to everyone who came to our forum this evening! Below are the questions we received from the audience, grouped into topic areas, followed by answers from Councilor Deb Crossley. Read more →
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.