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Springfield MO Monthly Speaker Series

Tuesday, October 06, 2020, 11:45 AM until 1:00 PM
Phelps Grove Park Pavilion
Springfield, MO  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Heather L McGuigan
Springfield, MO
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event

Series topic: 

                  When Women Vote: Making Democracy Work                   

Our democracy depends on citizens being engaged, informed and ready to vote. Women in particular can be a powerful voting bloc. But why do many people choose not to vote? What stands in their way?

The League of Women Voters has been standing up for voters’ rights since it was founded 100 years ago by leaders of the women’s suffrage movement.

Joan Gentry is voter services chair of the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri and Ann Elwell is a League past president (and a past member of Women in Communications). They will discuss achievements gained in the century since the 19th Amendment passed, including those by women of color who made strides in spite of Jim Crow laws. With November right around the corner, they’ll also share information on new ways of voting, including mail-in ballots as well as how to learn more about what’s on your ballot—before you walk into the voting booth.

Event Details:

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 
11:45 am-12:00 pm Networking
Location: Phelps Grove Pavilion
Bring your own lunch or snack!

Please REGISTER in advance to receive additional details, as they become available.