The League of Women Voters of the Central Kenai Peninsula lined up for the Soldotna Progress Days parade on July 26. Photo courtesy League of Women Voters.

The League of Women Voters of the Central Kenai Peninsula lined up for the Soldotna Progress Days parade on July 26. Photo courtesy League of Women Voters.

League of Women Voters to host forum

  • Saturday, August 9, 2014 5:03pm
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The League of Women Voters of the Central Kenai Peninsula’s next endeavor is sponsoring a forum on SB21. The forum will be held Thursday evening Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Borough Assembly Room. Rebecca Logan, General Manager of the Alaska Alliance and Senator Hollis French will help the audience understand this Bill.

The League of Woman Voters was founded in 1920 during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The convention was held six months before the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote after a 72 year struggle. Following the suffrage movement and the shock of the First World War came the idea that a nonpartisan civic organization could provide education to assure the success of democracy.

The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates, or political parties at any level of government, but always working on the vital issues of concern to members and the public.

Voting is the most powerful way to be heard, and is the core of our democracy. The League works all year, every year to empower all eligible voters to participate in our political system. The League registers voters. Last spring 62 students from the local high schools and college were registered. Forums were held to meet the candidates and learn about the issues.

The League of Women Voters mission statement declares “The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.”

Information submitted by Etta Mae Near of the League of Women Voters of the Central Kenai Peninsula.

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