League of Women Voters Celebrates 91st Birthday
The League of Women Voters of U.S. will celebrate its 91st birthday Monday, Feb. 14. >
Founded in 1920 by leaders in the women's suffrage movement, the organization has become synonymous with elections and voting, citizen engagement and civility.
According to League leaders in Moore County, members are busy all year, and opportunities for civic engagement abound.
"For more than 90 years, the League has stood for and worked toward the civil exchange of different points of view," said Moore County League President Jo Nicholas. "Our work has helped to improve the functioning of government and bridge the gap between voters and elected officials. From serving on local commissions to holding candidate debates and town hall meetings on important - and sometimes controversial - issues, League leaders in Moore County are working to make our community healthy, vibrant and strong.
"It is our hope that political leaders and citizens come together to look for common solutions to the tough challenges facing all of us. We take seriously our legacy of providing trustworthy and balanced resources to citizens and lawmakers."
Just recently League members met at an informal legislative breakfast to discuss the upcoming issues pressing in the state legislature with Sen. Harris Blake and Rep. Jamie Boles.
The League of Women Voters of Moore County will be conducting its "Lunch with Legends," which showcases three historical women in history who made an important contribution for women, on March 8
Funds raised will be used for continuing to conduct candidate forums as well as new studies of the League that benefit the community of Moore County.
"The League of Women Voters of Moore County is one of more than 800 Leagues in all 50 states," said Nicholas. "Since 1920, our goal has been to educate and inform. We respect all points of view, and we are nonpartisan. This is what sets us apart from so many organizations, and it is why we are one of America's most trusted organizations."
Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages.
For more information about the League (including how to join), visit LWVMC.org.
The League's next event will be held on Feb. 15 at Table on the Green. The luncheon speaker will discuss Moore County's Communities in Schools programs.
For reservations, call Charlotte Gallagher at (910) 944-9611.
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