2017-2018 Activities

Candidate Forums for City Elections, October 10 & 19

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Candidate Forum, Cedar Falls

Candidate Forum, Waterloo

Community Conversation: Changes in Iowa's Voting Laws

Cedar Falls Public Library, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6-8 pm

Speakers Panel: Grant Veeder – Black Hawk County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections

Karen Showalter – Elections Manager

Proclamation Designating August 26, 2017 as Women's Equality Day

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have historically been treated as second-class citizens and have often been denied the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States; and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have united to assure that these rights and privileges are available to ALL citizens equally, and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which culminated a 72-year, non-violent campaign to extend the right to vote to women, as symbol of the continued fight for equal rights: and

WHEREAS, the women of United States are to be commended and supported in their organizations and activities,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the League of Women Voters of Black Hawk/Bremer Counties recognizes the commemoration of that day in 1920, on which the women of America won their right to vote, as an opportunity to continue to work for equal rights for ALL citizens.

We had a wonderful time at the YWCA August 26, celebrating Women's Equality Day

Generations Strong:

Celebrating our Past, Present and Future

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Waterloo YWCA

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"Misbehaving Women" -- Author Cheryl Mullenbach presented a program about forgotten women of Iowa who were notable in their day.

"The Yellow Rose of Suffrage" -- a One Woman Play written & performed by Jane Cox. This presentation brings history to life as Carrie Chapman Catt tells us about passing the amendment giving women the right to vote.

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The Silent Auction raised even more money to fund our events.

A BIG THANK YOU to (Chair) Cindy Wells, (Emcee) Barbara Brown, (Silent Auction) Maureen White, E. J. Gallagher, III, Jeri Thornsberry, Gerri Perreault, and Rose Lorenz, the Committee who worked so hard to put together our event.

Photos from Our Annual Meeting

Vice President Cindy Wells poses with new Board Member Sandra Benedett & new President Cherie Dargan at our Annual Meeting in April.

Sandra Glenn was honored at our Annual Meeting as a 50 year member and Jo Ann Finkenbinder was recognized for her work on the Committee on Juvenile Justice Grant, Iowa Dept. of Human Rights.

In addition, Doris Kelley was honored for her work as a member of the State LWV Board. We also remembered Jon Crews, Former Mayor and League Member.

The Rachel Fulton Award, 2017

Long time Board Member Pat Sass

Vice President Cindy Wells with outgoing President

Gerri Perreault at our Annual Meeting in April.