Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy 97th Birthday, LWV-Plainfield!

On May 14, 1920 (three months to the day after the formation of the National League of Women Voters on February 14), the first meeting of the League of Women Voters of Plainfield and North Plainfield took place. By September of 1920, over 3,000 women in Plainfield registered to vote after attending a citizenship school over the summer.  

The League of Women Voters of Plainfield remains one of the oldest active leagues in the United States. Today, in our 97th year, the Plainfield League continues to educate and inform by providing local residents with factual, nonpartisan information on candidates and ballot issues, through voter's guides, candidate forums, and educational forums.

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