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by the Berks County League of Voters

Jul 11, 2021

You are invited to the Berks County Women’s Voters’ League celebration on August 28e at 11:00 a.m. in Reading City Park to commemorate the founding of the League of Women Voters and the ratification of the 19e Amendment to the Constitution. Join the League of Voters as we celebrate a century of success on the path to equality.

Why is it important to celebrate this milestone? It is one of the fiercest battles for fundamental democratic freedoms our nation has ever seen. Beginning in 1848, the quest for the right to vote for 50% of the American population was not completed until 72 years later with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the American Constitution.

In 1920, the League of Women Voters was founded. People are realizing that there is still a long way to go until the seeds sown 100 years ago blossom into equality for all. We continue to work for the adoption of an amendment on equal rights.

In 2020, the League of Voters planted a centennial tree and placed a marker in Reading City Park to mark the anniversary. We were unable to invite the community due to COVID restrictions. We are planning to celebrate on Saturday August 28, 2021 (rain date Sunday August 29, 2021 at 1pm) and hope you can join us.

Please tell us if you will be attending and how many guests you will be bringing with you. RSVP to [email protected] before August 20, 2021.

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