League of Women Voters
Erie County Chapter
Presented by the Jefferson Educational Society
MARCH 7TH, 2019, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Speaker: Corrine Egan, B.A.
As we approach the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage, we will begin looking at the women who pioneered the movement in the United States. Winter Term at the Jefferson Educational Society, I will examine those who brought the idea of women's right to vote from England and launched the Suffragist movement in our country You will know some of them, but many unsung heroines helped us gain the fundamental right to vote in the United States. Join me to learn their stories.
--Corrine Egan, B.A., Steering Committee, LWV Project 2020
Representatives of Erie League of Women Voters attended the citizenship ceremony on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at the Erie Country Federal Courthouse. The American dream became a reality for nearly 50 immigrants in Erie. Family and friends watched proudly as Erie Mayor Joe Schember addressed the new citizens and welcomed them to our community. League members Dorothy Bloom and Lucy Krupicz provided voter registration help at the reception.
The next ceremony will be on Friday, February 22. 2019 at 10:00 AM
Today marks an American federal holiday, the celebration of the birth date of a great American, Martin Luther King, Jr.
This year the holiday actually lands on his birthday, Jan. 15. Otherwise, the day is scheduled to be celebrated on the 3rd Monday in January.
Martin Luther King, Jr., did so much for our nation, in speaking out about injustice, equality, and dignity for all. He gave his life. We owe him much for where we are now as Americans. We need to keep going, speaking out for all people, especially those who have no voice, no power.
This day is known as a day of citizen action and participation in our communities, and as a day of citizen engagement in our democracy in the United States and around the world. Other countries celebrate King as well.
Please join the League of Women Voters of Erie County in honoring King’s memory and life today.
*Community organizers are holding a march in Perry Square honoring King today at 12 Noon. Many other events are also scheduled in our County. Do a kind deed of service today.