Submitted by the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff:
August 26 marked the 92nd anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area celebrated Women’s Equality Day by preparing voters for this fall’s big election.
“To honor Women’s Equality Day, the League of Women Voters is focussing on protecting voting rights for all and making sure that everyone who is eligible to vote is able to,” said Jane Partridge, Co-President, LWV-LF/LB. The League, which was founded in 1920, does not support or oppose candidates and is not affiliated with any political party. “We don’t care who you vote for; we just want everyone to exercise his/her right to vote.”
“Our foremothers understood that voting provides citizens the ability to have an impact on the critical issues facing their communities,” Partridge continued. “We know that it all begins with getting registered.” This fall, League members in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff will be registering voters at various locations in September. Watch for announcements in local media. “Women’s Equality Day is a time to celebrate such a basic part of our democratic process—the right to vote—and the opportunities to channel that power into real, lasting change, starting at the grassroots level – not just for women, but for all of us.”
Members of the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff are working to make our democracy strong through voter registration drives, candidate debates, educational forums, and advocacy. Men and women of all ages are welcome to become members. To learn more about upcoming events and how to become a member of the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, visit WWW.LWV-LFLB.ORG or email [email protected]