From the League of Women Voters of Harford County:
August 26th is the 94th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of Harford County is marking this historic occasion through its ongoing work to engage and empower all voters to participate this year.
“With the 2014 elections fast approaching, the League has been hard at work for months to inform and protect voters,” said local League president Eileen Coffee.
“League members in our community are committed to making sure voters have the information they need to participate in elections and ensure their votes count. As part of that commitment the League is sponsoring a Candidate’s Forum on September 23, 2014, at Harford Community College, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. At the forum the public will be able to ask questions of the candidates, learn about issues on the November ballot and register to vote. Please join us for an informative evening.
“As we pause to mark the anniversary of such a momentous day, we encourage people to set aside just a few minutes to check on your registration status, as well as to start learning about the candidates and issues that will be on your ballot.” Coffee said. “VOTE411.org is the place to go for all of your election information throughout 2014!”
“Every election, whether local, state or federal, is our chance to have our say on the issues that matter most to us. The people we elect have enormous power over the laws and policies that shape our lives, so we all need to weigh in. The decades-long fight for women’s equality at the ballot box is an important part of American history and our nation’s journey toward elections that are free, fair and accessible to all eligible voters,” added Coffee.
“Our foremothers understood that voting provides citizens the ability to have an impact on the critical issues facing their communities,” Eileen Coffee concluded. “Women’s Equality Day is the perfect time to get ready and commit to vote and participate in the greatest democracy in the world,” said Coffee.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy thorough education and advocacy. Membership is open to men and women of all ages. With 800 affiliates across the county, the League is one of the nation’s most trusted organizations