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LWV-CA Joins in Centennial Celebrations

Commissioners Court on Thursday recognized the League of Women Voters, Comal Area, which is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its parent organization. Left to right: Commissioners Scott Haag and Kevin Webb; LWV-CA Publicity Director Jerrie Champlin; LWV-CA Vice President for Voters Services Ada Conlan; Commissioner Donna Eccleston; LWV-CA President Roxanna Deane; and LWV-CA members Daphne Spraitzar, Bob Baranowski, Marilyn Aden, Fran Hargrove and Jensie Madden. Far right is County Judge Sherman Krause.

The League of Women Voters-Comal Area (LWV-CA) will participate in a “Day of Action” on Feb. 14-15 as chapters around the country celebrate their parent organization’s 100th birthday as well as the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.

“The theme ‘women power the vote’ acknowledges this historic fight and our continuing need to empower voters and defend democracy,” LWV-CA said in a press release.

LWV-CA also will partner with “Get-Out-the-Vote” events at the New Braunfels Food Bank, 1620 S Seguin Ave., and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 651 TX-46 BUS, New Braunfels.

At 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25, the group will host “Your Vote Counts, Election Security” at Tye Preston Memorial Library, 16311 S. Access Rd., Canyon Lake.

Comal County Commissioners Court recognized LWV-CA today “for the terrific work they do educating Comal County voters and helping to make sure their voices are heard.”

According to LWV’s website, the organization began as a “mighty political experiment” designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters. It encouraged them to use their new power to participate in shaping public policy.

LWV-CA is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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