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LWV of Park Rapids recognizes anniversary of 19th amendment

This weekend marks the 92nd anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of Park Rapids State Unit will celebrate Women's Equality Day by preparing voters for this fall's big election.

"On this Women's Equality Day, we are focused on protecting voting rights for all and making sure that everyone who is eligible to vote is able to," said local League co-president Carolynne White.

The League, which also was founded in 1920, does not support or oppose candidates and is not affiliated with any political party. "We don't care who you vote for; we just want everyone to exercise their right to vote," White added.

"Members of the League of Women Voters of Park Rapids State Unit are working to make our democracy strong and reflective of Park Rapids through voter registration drives, educational forums, and local advocacy" said co-president Annamae Holzworth. "We always welcome new volunteers! What better day than the anniversary of the 19th amendment to get involved?"

LWV Park Rapids Suffragists will be presented at the Hubbard County Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 at the new courthouse basement meeting room.

Alice Holz is making the arrangements for Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Mary Adams), Susan B. Anthony (Joan Aeling), Alice Paul (Florence Hedeen), Clara Ueland (Alice Holz), and Coya Knutsen (Irene Weis) to bring women's history to the fore. The public is invited to attend.

To learn more about upcoming events and how to become a member of the League of Women Voters of Park Rapids State Unit, contact Carolynne White (732-9819) or Annamae Holzworth (564-4613).