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CANCELLED: League of Women Voters discuss Suffrage movement

Mar 20, 2020

Rockland — Rockland Public Library will host “The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage: Revisiting Our History, Rededicating Our Future,” a talk by Ann Luther and Sheila Kirby, Thursday, March 26, at 2 p.m.

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, when women won the right to vote. This presentation discusses this historic victory and the women who led the effort, while providing a reflection on the compromises that split the movement and left many voters behind.

The talk will end with a brief overview of the work that remains to be done.

Luther currently serves as treasurer to League of Women Voters of Maine and chairs the LWVME Advocacy Committee. In her work for the League, Ann worked for understanding of public policy issues and for the League’s priority issues in clean elections, campaign finance reform, ethics in government and voting rights.

Kirby was a senior economist at RAND, a nonprofit think tank, for over thirty years and served in several management positions, including as an acting and associate director of the RAND Washington Office. She also had a joint appointment as an adjunct professor of economics and public policy at The George Washington University where she taught at the graduate level for twenty-five years.

The program will be in the Community Room of Rockland Public Library and is free and open to all. The library is located at 80 Union St.

For more details, contact Shane Billings at 594-0310.

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