Even as celebrations are planned and happening around the country to commemorate the result of ONE VOTE margin in the Tennessee legislature that provided the last state needed to ratify the 19th amendment giving WHITE women the right to vote, many are not celebrating.
Still, the nearly 100 year battle for women's suffrage provided a model for following struggles including the Civil Rights Movement, the Anti-War movement, and the Environmental Movement. So, maybe we can celebrate an imperfect milestone, appreciate the strong organization that grew from it, and know that inclusion and cooperation is necessary in current and future struggles.
August 26, 2020 League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area Celebrates Centennial Year
The League of Women Voters is a non-profit, non-partisan, national organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active participation in government at all levels. Like government, the League functions on several levels—local, state, regional and national.LWVLA is also a part of the state and national Leagues.