I League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area

League, MVCC Present Candidate Interviews

Once again, the Dayton Area League has partnered with the Miami Valley Communications Council to present a series of "Meet the Candidates" interviews with candidates running for office in Greene and Montgomery county. The interviews can be viewed at the MVCC website. The local officials we elect in off-year elections can have just as much impact, if not more, on our daily lives than our national and state office holders. This means it is as important as ever to know the candidates and the issues, and cast your vote on Election Day.

LWV and MVCC crew doing candidate interviews
Crew at MVCC with League members conducting candidate Interviews.

Seneca Falls Bus Trip Planned

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 spot, contact the League office at 937-228-4041.

Seneca Falls Convention Days
Reenactors lead a parade through Seneca Falls, commemorating the nation's first Women’s Rights Convention held there in July 1848.