League celebrates 91st anniversary
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011
The League of Women Voters will celebrate its 91st birthday on February 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.
For more than 90 years, the League has stood for and worked toward the civil exchange of different points of view. Our work has helped to improve the functioning of government and bridge the gap between voters and elected officials. From lobbying policy makers to holding candidate debates and town hall meetings on important – and sometimes controversial – issues, the League is 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. In that spirit of the civil exchange of ideas, the League is presenting two programs this spring: “One Nation? Under God?” on Mar. 23 and “Immigration Policy” on Apr. 5. Both forums are open to the public.
The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus is one of more than 800 Leagues in all 50 states. Technically, the Columbus League will be celebrating its 92nd birthday this year, as it was founded 10 months before the national League. Since our founding, the League’s 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 nonprofits.
Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. For more information about the League (including how to join and details about the events), visit www.lwvcols.org.
Mim Brierley, Scott Britton, and Barbi Crabill