In 2020, the League of Women Voters celebrates its centennial. This significant event provides the opportunity for us to recognize our past struggles, celebrate our many successes and continue our outreach!
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County invites you to join us in celebrating the 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters, a grassroots, nonpartisan organization. Our community-wide event will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Yardley Hall, Johnson County Community College starting at 2 p.m.
We are proud to announce our featured speaker will be Rosie Rios. She was the 43rd Treasurer of the United States. (You’ll likely have paper money with her signature on it.) She is the ideal person to help us honor the women who came before and inspire the next generation. Rios is currently leading Empowerment 2020, a movement that focuses on the recognition of historic American women and provides a collective voice advocating for women in senior leadership positions and investment programs for both women and girls.
This is a very ambitious project. We want to recognize the women that risked so much to gain the vote for us. We stand on their shoulders as we continue to make democracy work. With this event we will set the stage for vibrant growth over the next century, with a new generation of leaders that have passion for active participation in government. Your donations to this once-in-a-lifetime event are greatly appreciated.
We appreciate your support with a donation of any amount. We look forward to seeing you at our Centennial event..
Donate by mail:
Please make your check payable to “LWVJoCo-2020” and send to P.O. Box 13491, Overland Park, KS 66282.
Any credit or debit card can be used via our PayPal account. A PayPal account is NOT required. LWVJoCo uses PayPal to securely process credit card transactions. Payment security is provided by PayPal.
Contributions to LWVJoCo’s centennial celebration of the LWV are not tax-deductible.
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The League of Women Voters is a citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives. LWV came into existence in February 1920, just before the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
The establishment of this nonpartisan organization was dedicated to assuring all citizens can participate in our democracy, that government is open and transparent, and our political system serves the needs of the people and not special interests. The history of the League is truly monumental and is especially meaningful as we actively work on creating a more perfect democracy, tackling the significant issues that affect our country.
The state of Kansas played an interesting role in the suffrage movement. Check out our interesting early Kansas history here.
To view a re-enactment by young suffragists, watch this HBO film ‘Iron Jawed Angels’ on YouTube.
A brief history of the League of Women Voters in Johnson County can be reviewed here. The many accomplishments of our local league is impressive. From our first study, ‘A Study of Urban Township Government’, in 1953 to our more recent support of building a new courthouse, we have covered a lot of territory to encourage citizens to get involved in our local government.