News from the League of Women Voters, St. Cloud Area (LWVSCA)
As we cope with a global pandemic, grassroots organizations are challenged to keep their missions front and center. Defending democracy matters now more than ever.
LWVSCA remains committed to staying informed and acting responsibly to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As such, we regretfully canceled our April events and conducted an Annual Meeting by email. In May, we held meetings electronically and will continue to do so indefinitely. Summer and fall events are subject to updating. We are considering new ways to conduct candidate forums and to encourage voter registration and voting.
We had planned two occasions to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters and the passage of the 19th Amendment. These events will be rescheduled.
Stearns History Museum: LWV Minnesota Traveling Exhibit (Rescheduled)
This exhibit is a historical depiction of the long struggle to pass the 19th Amendment. The display would have been in St. Cloud the month of June, and we await information about rescheduling.
Women's Equality Day: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was officially certified and added to the U.S. Constitution. Each year, this date is celebrated as Women's Equality Day.
A 100-year commemoration comes but once, and we would like to meet in person and raise a toast. Because that may not be possible, members and friends are invited to remember those who contributed to the cause of women's suffrage.