The League of Women Voters was founded on Valentine's Day in 1920, six months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.



Today, we are a grassroots organization with 850 leagues across the United States."/>


The League of Women Voters was founded on Valentine's Day in 1920, six months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.



Today, we are a grassroots organization with 850 leagues across the United States."/> Happy 90th, LWV! | News, Sports, Jobs - SANIBEL-CAPTIVA - Island Reporter, Islander and Current
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Happy 90th, LWV!

By Staff | Feb 18, 2010

To the editor,

Ninety years ago, Carrie Chapman Catt proposed a League of Women Voters to “finish the fight” and work to end all discrimination against women.

The League of Women Voters was founded on Valentine’s Day in 1920, six months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

Today, we are a grassroots organization with 850 leagues across the United States. The league is strictly non-partisan but we have always been political, advocating to effect change at the national, state and local levels.

The Sanibel newly-formed Member-at-Large Unit is proud to have become a part of this effort.

In this year, we will continue to discuss the important issues, ask the difficult questions and demand accountability from our government. We know that whatever happens to our democracy over the next 90 years should be up to us, the people of this nation.

The League of Women Voters is the organization where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement, and this year, on our 90th anniversary, we hope you will stand with us in this work. If we don’t do it, who will?

Carla Benninga

President, Sanibel MAL Unit of the LWVF

www.SanibelLwv.org