A concurrent resolution honoring the League of Women Voters on the 100th anniversary of its founding:
On Feb. 13, the Indiana Senate and Indiana House of Representatives passed unanimously the following concurrent resolution honoring the League of Women Voters on the 100th anniversary of its founding.
“Whereas, rhe women’s suffrage movement was organized in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention in New York State and over the next 72 years, many women dedicated their very lives to the cause;
Whereas, the 19th Amendment to the constitution guaranteeing all American women the right to vote was officially adopted on Aug. 26, 1920;
Whereas, the League of Women Voters was organized on Feb. 14, 1920, to educate and engage these newly enfranchised women;
Whereas, today, the League of Women Voters continues to educate and engage voters by increasing voter registration, righting voter suppression, and supporting female candidates;
Whereas, in the past 100 years, through the actions of and with the support of the League of Women Voters, women have made significant contributions to government and the real-life issues affected by government; and
Whereas, for the past century the League of Women Voters has devoted itself to promoting participation by informed citizens at all levels of government and has helped shape public policy;
Therefore, be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:
Section 1: That the Indiana General Assembly honors the League of Women Voters on the 100th Anniversary of its founding.
Section 2: The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to the League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters of Indiana.
Members of LWVIN Board and local Leagues, including Montgomery County, were invited to the front of the both chambers as the resolution was presented and voted.