Errington celebrates League of Women Voters 100th anniversary on House floor
INDIANAPOLIS – State Representative Sue Errington (D-Muncie) today honored the League of Women Voters (LWV) on the House floor for a century of encouraging civic engagement. The nonpartisan group was formed by leaders of the women’s suffrage movement in Chicago in 1920, six months before the Nineteenth Amendment gave women in the U.S. the right to vote.
“Although the League of Women Voters was originally designed to help women become informed voters, over the years that mission has extended to include education for all voters,” said Errington.
“As a member of the League of Women Voters and a State Representative, I felt that it was important to thank the members of this organization for the important work they are doing to help make Hoosiers more engaged and informed voters, and to make democracy work for the many rather than the privileged few.”
The League’s historic commitment to register, educate and mobilize voters is not only stronger, but more effective than ever, utilizing such tools as Voter's Edge — an election information website utilized by millions of voters each election cycle.
People can learn more about LWV chapters across Indiana by visiting lwvin.org and can keep up with LWV events by following the League of Women Voters on Facebook or joining the League of Women Voters.