Sunday, Aug. 26, marked the 92nd anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote, and the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County is celebrating Women’s Equality Day by preparing voters for this fall’s big election.
“On this Women’s Equality Day, we are focused on protecting voting rights for all and making sure that everyone who is eligible to vote is able to,” local league President Sarah Collins said in a release. The league, which also 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 their right to vote.”
“Our foremothers understood that voting provides citizens the ability to have an impact on the critical issues facing their communities,” Collins said in the release. “We know that it all begins with getting registered.”
This fall, members of the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County will register voters at Geneva Library on Sept. 8 and Sept. 15, and at Waubonsee Community College on Sept. 17 and Sept. 25. More information is available at www.lwvckc.org.
“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,” Collins said.
“Members of the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County are working to make our democracy strong and reflective of Kane County through voter registration drives, educational forums, and local advocacy,” Collins continued in the release. “We always welcome new volunteers! What better day than the anniversary of the 19th Amendment to get involved?”
To learn more about upcoming events and how to become a member of the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County, visit www.lwvckc.org.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy thorough education and advocacy, the release states. Membership is open to men and women of all ages. With 800 affiliates across the country, the League of Women Voters is one of the nation’s most trusted organizations.