On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the Village Board declared February 14, 2020 as “a date to celebrate the League of Women Voters” in recognition of the organization’s 100th Anniversary with members of the local Aurora Area chapter LOWV in attendance.
The League of Women Voters was formed at the Congress Hotel in Chicago, IL six months prior to the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in the United States on August 18, 1920. When formed, the League was a political experiment designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters by educating them about issues.
Today, the League is composed of members in over 700 local, county and state leagues in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong. The League encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League works to register voters, provide voters with election information through voter guides as well as candidate forums and debates.
The Village of Sugar Grove congratulates the League of Women Voters on its 100th Anniversary.
To learn more about the Aurora Area chapter of the League of Women Voters, click here.