LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CELEBRATES MILESTONE 90th BIRTHDAY

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EAST COUNTY LWV HOSTS BRUNCH APRIL 17

 

March 28, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- The League of Women Voters is celebrating its 90th birthday in 2010. Known for its voter education efforts, this non-partisan, government watchdog group has been an institution in East San Diego County for decades.

 

This year the organization will celebrate the milestone anniversary in several ways while continuing to provide community discussion on important issues and seek accountability from local government.


History of an American institution
 

In 1920, amid a 72-year-old struggle to win voting rights for women when passage of the 19th amendment appeared to be imminent, members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association met to form the League of Women Voters. While initially concerned with the status and rights of women, the League of Women Voters gradually expanded its interests to include issues affecting the whole community. Today, the League works to effect change on a wide variety of issues including health care, education, climate change, land use, and election and campaign finance reform.

 

With volunteers organized into 850 chapters across the country, membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages.

 

The League of Women Voters of East San Diego County will be hosting a Brunch on April 17th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rancho San Diego Library. The public is welcome to attend.

 

The League of Women Voters of East San Diego County will be marking the 90th anniversary throughout 2010. For more information, visit http://www.lwvesdc.org.