The League of Women Voters celebrates its 93rd anniversary in the month of February.
Since its founding in 1920, the League has worked to protect the right to vote for every American citizen, educate and inform voters on local and national issues and candidates, and encourage citizen involvement in government.
There are nearly 800 Leagues in all 50 states. The president of the local League of Women Voters ABC, Joan Molenaar, points to the group’s activism in the past year.
“We presented candidate forums for local, county and state offices; registered voters at senior living facilities and high schools; held presentations on topics that included homelessness, school achievement, city management issues and water resources; heard from a Metropolitan Council representative and a retired Supreme Court justice; and reviewed topics for future state public policy studies,” Molenaar said.
“We respect all points of view and never support or oppose candidates for office or political parties.
“I appreciate the opportunity to approach issues in a non-partisan environment.
“We always welcome local residents to join us at our meetings and to take part in our work.”
The next meeting of League of Women Voters ABC will be Monday, Feb. 13 at the Andover Senior Center.
The speaker will be Kathleen Doran-Norton, board member of League of Women Voters Minnesota.
She will talk about League restructuring at the state level and ramifications to local organizations.
Social time and refreshments begin at 6 p.m., followed by the program and discussion at 6:30 p.m.
The Andover Senior Center is next door to Andover City Hall at 1685 Crosstown Blvd. N.W. Enter the city hall parking lot from Crosstown and proceed to the end of the parking lot.
For additional information, contact Geri Nelson, voter services chairperson for League of Women Voters ABC, at email@example.com.
Membership is open to men and women of all ages.