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Centennial Celebration of LWVBC and 19th Amendment

by League of Women Voters of Berks County

Jul 11, 2021

You are invited to the League of Women Voters of Berks County celebration on August 28th at 11:00 am in Reading City Park to commemorate the founding of the League of Women Voters and the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Join the League of Women Voters as we celebrate a century of success on the path to equality.

Why is it important to celebrate this milestone? It marks one of the most hard-fought battles for basic democratic freedoms that our nation has ever witnessed. Starting in 1848, the quest to secure voting rights for 50% of America’s population did not conclude until 72 years later with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

In 1920 the League of Women Voters was founded. People realize that there is much distance still to travel until the seeds sown 100 years ago blossom into equality for all. We continue to work toward passage of an Equal Rights Amendment.

In 2020, the League of Women Voters planted a Centennial Tree and put a marker in Reading City Park to recognize the Anniversary. We could not invite the community due to COVID restrictions.  We plan to celebrate on Saturday August 28, 2021 (Rain date Sunday August 29, 2021 at 1pm) and hope you can join us.

Please tell us if you will attend and how many guests you will bring with you. RSVP to [email protected] by August 20, 2021.

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