Thanks, Grandma: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage | WisCommunity

According to the League of Women Voters (LWV) website, "We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy. That’s been our vision since 1920, when the League of Women Voters was founded by leaders of the women's suffrage movement. For 100 years, we have been a nonpartisan, activist, grassroots organization that believes voters should play a critical role in democracy." Annemarie McClellan has been involved with the LWV of Greater Chippewa Valley since the chapter’s re-establishment in 2017. She has served as co-president of the Greater Chippewa Valley chapter since 2019. She is especially concerned about gerrymandering and currently serves as the Commissioner for the 3rd Congressional District on Governor Evers' People's Maps Commission. Since her 2020 retirement from working as a project manager for clinical trials, she has been enjoying the extra free time becoming more involved in voter rights, reading, long walks, visiting family and working on a never-ending house rehab project.   On Thursday, October 21st, at 12:30 pm, McClellan will present "Thanks, Grandma: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage." Women earned the right to vote nationwide in 1920 after a valiant and sometimes violent struggle. While many of us may be familiar with national leaders like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, McClellan will discuss more specifically suffragists of Wisconsin who were leaders during this long journey. She will include details about key moments of and contributors to the suffrage movement. She plans also to review recommended voter information sources that the LWV uses to encourage voter participation in a nonpartisan manner.

Date

Oct 21 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
UW-Eau Claire – Barron County
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