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October 9, 2020 - 7:00 pm
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                       Constitutional Challenge historical

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October 15, 2020 - 6:00 pm
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Many of us have extra time these days. What better way to spend it than with a book! In these trying times, it's also helpful to stay in community, even if we can't personally be with each other.
 
This year--the hundredth anniversary of women's suffrage--we're starting the LWVO Centennial Book Club under the leadership of Trisha Gorman, LWVO Centennial Committee. We'll be meeting over Zoom on the third Thursday of every other month. (Zoom, which is free for users, works with PCs/Macs and on iPhones/Androids.)

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October 24, 2020 - 12:00 am
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If you can, do VOTE EARLY! Join the League and its partners in encouraging voters to vote early. This is the first Voter Early Day in history. Let's make it a big day!

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November 11, 2020 - 12:00 am
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Veterans Day is a federal holiday to honor our country's military veterans. The holiday began as an observation of the Armistice the Allies signed with Germany to end World War I.

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November 19, 2020 - 6:00 pm
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Many of us have extra time these days. What better way to spend it than with a book! In these trying times, it's also helpful to stay in community, even if we can't personally be with each other.
 
This year--the hundredth anniversary of women's suffrage--we're starting the LWVO Centennial Book Club under the leadership of Trisha Gorman, LWVO Centennial Committee. We'll be meeting over Zoom on the third Thursday of every other month. (Zoom, which is free for users, works with PCs/Macs and on iPhones/Androids.)

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January 9, 2021 - 12:00 am
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Founder of the League of Women Voters, Carrie Chapman Catt (January 9, 1859 – March 9, 1947) was peace activist before becoming a guiding force in the women's suffrage movement.

 

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January 18, 2021 - 12:00 am
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The U.S. Congress passed legislation designating the third Monday in January a federal holiday in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The bill because law in 1983. In 1994, Congress called for Martin Luther King Day to become a national day of service. Since 1995, Martin Luther King Day has been observed as a "day on, not a day off" in honor of Dr. King's life of service,

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February 14, 2021 - 12:00 am
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The Next 100 Years

The League of Women Voters was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in February 1920 during a convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Chicago.

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February 15, 2021 - 12:00 am
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In 1878, the U.S. Congress declared George Washington's birthday to be a federal holiday. The first observation was February 22, 1879. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1970 changed the date of the holiday to the third Monday in February. This change means the holiday falls between February 15 and 21. The holiday goes by various names in U.S. States; in California, the holiday is called Presidents' Day.

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March 8, 2021 - 12:00 am
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A Celebration of Women's Rights

In 1975, the United Nations celebrated its inaugural International Women's Day. Each year's celebration has a unique theme. The 2020 theme was "I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.”

International Women's Day had its beginnings in the socialist and communist movements in recognition of working women. The first observation was in 1909.

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April 22, 2021 - 12:00 am
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Earth Day is observed around the world on April 22 to support environmental protection.

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May 14, 2021 - 8:00 am
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Save the date for our next LWVC Convention in SF! Check our website for updates and registration info coming soon.

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May 31, 2021 - 12:00 am
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Memorial Day was initially called Declaration Day. In May 1868, U.S General John A. Logan first called for the observance of Decoration Day nationally:

The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.

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