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August 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Women picketing for voter advocacy
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Winning the Vote: the Fight Continues

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

In honor of the 99th anniversary of women's suffrage, we'll talk about the "mighty political experiment" of granting women the right to vote.

In 1920, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County will explore the suffrage movement, including the birth of the League as a "mighty political experiment,” and the strides and setbacks involved with making democracy work for everyone.  

About the League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes any political party or candidate.

About Confronting Violence: Improving Women's Lives
From July 8-August 17, the Menlo Park Main Library will host a special traveling exhibition produced by the National Library of Medicine.

Activists and reformers in the United States have long recognized the harm of domestic violence and sought to improve the lives of women who were battered. Our temporary exhibition Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives explores the developments during latter half of the 20th century, when nurses took up the call. Beginning in the late 1970s, nurses were in the vanguard as they pushed the larger medical community to identify victims, adequately respond to their needs, and work towards the prevention of domestic violence.

Visit the Main Library to experience the interactive exhibition panels, and join us for our series of interrelated programming.