Friday, Aug. 26, marks the 91st anniversary of ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. Our nonpartisan League of Women Voters, founded the same year, celebrates Women's Equality Day by reflecting on the organization's historic achievements and by looking ahead to the work league members will do this year to engage more citizens in the electoral process.
Our foremothers understood clearly that if you don't vote, you don't count. We continuously work to get more citizens to exercise their right to vote and to ensure that there are not barriers for individuals to exercise this fundamental right.
Our local League of Women Voters of Harford County is proud of a recent achievement this past spring, registering 355 young voters in our county high schools. This registration effort coupled with others was instrumental in helping our county expand early voting at two additional sites. We will continue our efforts to register voters at every opportunity.
In keeping with our goal of informing and educating ourselves and others about contemporary issues which affect our everyday lives, as well as our voting choices, we invite the public to attend our film series and discussions this fall and spring at Harford Community College.
The series includes the films: "Questioning the Constitution," "Gasland," "Iron-Jawed Angels," "Gerrymandering" and "Blue Gold." This series is in collaboration with Harford Community College's Political Awareness Association. Please see our web site, http://www.harford.lwvmd.org for times and places. In addition, you can access information about our current and past studies as well as learn how to become a member.
Sandra Tracy, President
League of Women Voters, Harford County