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League of Women Voters is 100 years old

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The League of Women Voters turns 100 years old on Feb. 14, 2020, and to celebrate, local and state Leagues around the country are taking to the streets for a nationwide day of action called “Women Power the Vote.”

“The League was founded by suffrage leaders 100 years ago to help American women exercise their new right to vote,” said Monica Weninger, president of the League of Women Voters of Bucks County. “So today we’re celebrating by joining Leagues across the country in demonstrating the power of women to achieve a more perfect democracy.”

“For 100 years, Leagues have registered voters, informed their communities on the issues, advocated in their legislatures, and helped shape their communities and this country,” said Chris Carson, president of the board of the League of Women Voters of the United States.

“We’re celebrating our history by taking action for our future,” said Weninger. “Our founders achieved the impossible by getting the 19th Amendment passed 100 years ago, so today we honor their fight by continuing to push our democracy forward so that every voter can play a critical role in shaping our country.”

To learn more about LWV of Bucks County, visit lwvbucks.org and Facebook.com/LWVBucksCounty. Membership is open to people 16 and older.

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