100th Anniversary Proclamation


Resolution to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters

WHEREAS, on February 14, 1920, the League of Women Voters was formed and incorporated in Washington, D.C., in anticipation of the ratification of the 19th Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibiting the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex;

WHEREAS, the League was designed to help millions of women carry out their new responsibilities as voters by educating them about issues;

WHEREAS, the League is a civic organization that has fought since 1920 to improve government, and from the beginning has been nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing any political party or individual candidate, and continues today as a nonpartisan political organization;

WHEREAS, the League supports a vision of a democracy in which everyone has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate;

WHEREAS, the Princeton Area League members encourage informed and active involvement in government, work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy; and

WHEREAS, League members, at all levels, support our democracy through volunteering thousands of hours registering voters and educating the public in a variety of methods and languages;

WHEREAS, the League will celebrate its 100th anniversary on February 14, 2020;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Name of Mayor, Mayor of Municipality, New Jersey, proclaim February 14, 2020, as a day to celebrate the

Centennial of the League of Women Voters

in Municipality, and I urge all people in our community to join me in this special observance.

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