LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF GREENWICH AT ANNUAL LEADERS’ DINNER
The League of Women Voters of Greenwich joined fourteen other state Leagues at the 2013 Leaders’ Dinner, “Powering Our Voices,” hosted by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut on September 12 at the Holiday Inn in North Haven. Representing our League were Jara Burnett and Kathleen Burgweger.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation was by Katherine Wilshire, Director of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, who spoke about the ever-growing list of Connecticut women who have been and are continuing to be such an important part of our state’s history. Among these remarkable women are Ella Grasso, the first woman elected as governor of a state; Nobel Prize winner Barbara McClintock, one of the greatest geneticists of the 20th century; Harriett Beecher Stow, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe; Olympics skating gold medal winner Dorothy Hamill; Alice Paul, fighter for voting rights for women Alice Paul; NPR’s foreign conflict correspondent Anne Garrels, and numerous others. To learn more, visit www.cwhf.org
The dinner program included presentations about the major issues impacting our state and local municipalities; sharing by three Leagues about events/programs that have successfully worked to grow membership; and new and creative ways to increase visibility at the local level.
League members were also updated about two election laws newly enacted by the Connecticut legislature—Election Day Registration and the Change for Voters with Disabilities. LWVCT has produced Informational brochures about the new laws that are now available in English and Spanish on its website at www.lwvct.org. League member will be helping in a statewide effort to disseminate information about the new laws as we actively engage to get-out-the-vote for our local elections to be held on Tuesday, November 5.
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