As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2020, the Dayton Area League has planned a bus trip to the birthplace of the US women’s rights movement in Seneca Falls, NY. Seneca Falls boasts a national park and a hall of fame dedicated to the history of the women’s rights movement. “Our organization was formed just prior to women’s suffrage becoming the law of the land,” said Susan Hesselgesser, Executive Director of the local League. “But the drive toward suffrage and increased rights for women started long before that, when two of the movement’s founders – Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony – formed a friendship in Seneca Falls in the mid-1800s. The world would never be the same.”
The bus will leave Dayton in the early morning hours of October 28. After spending the afternoon and night in Seneca Falls, the group will go to nearby Rochester the following morning to tour the Susan B. Anthony House before returning to Dayton later on the 29th. To reserve your seat on the bus, contact the League office at 937-228-4041.
Reenactors lead a parade through Seneca Falls, commemorating the nation's first Women’s Rights Convention held there in July 1848.
Voter Purge Update: Federal Court Ruling
Over 32,000 voters in Montgomery and Greene Counties were purged from the rolls last year alone, a process allowed by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to clear the databases of inactive voters. Visit this easy-to-use web portal to verify that you are still registered. Here are the complete listing of voters purged in Greene or Montgomery County.
Since Election Day, the League has seen an increase in membership as dissatisfied voters look for ways to get involved and make a difference. The League's longstanding emphasis on nonpartisanship and civil discourse are especially appealing after the divisive and discordant primary and general election campaigns.
The following links from LWVUS provide some ideas for leveraging this interest and enthusiasm: Leveraging Post-Election Volunteer Interest, and 10 Ways You Can Help Defend Our Democracy. You can also register to receive Action Alerts from LWVUS by filling out this online form. Please contact the LWVGDA office if any of these ideas spark your interest and you would like to get more involved in helping to keep our democracy working.
See Calendar for full listing of Candidates Nights.
25 Sep: Dayton School Board Candidates, 6:30 pm, Boys Preparatory Academy, 1923 W 3rd St.Dayton
26 Sep: Party with the Parties, 6:30 pm, Top of the Market 32 Webster Street.
11 Oct: Centerville / Washington Twp Candidates Night, 6:30 pm, 111 W. Spring Valley Pk, Centerville.
17 Oct: Dayton School Board Candidates Night, 6:00 pm, Dayton Main Library.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.”
Elizabeth Cady Stanton