HISTORY

60 years of Action

60 Years of Action

What a pleasure to be part of this her-story! Celebrating 60 years of the League of Women Voters of the Lewisburg Area with 13 other fellow past presidents, award recipients, spouses, partners and friends. This small town is a gem for many reasons – and this is one of them. Local politics at its best with the goal of educated, empowered citizens. Yes, please – sign me up!

Susan Warner Mills invited me to join this organization in 1996 and I am ever grateful! Lessons on leadership, dedication, passion, volunteerism, priorities and fun! Have a small piece of these 60 years of non-partisan political activism and change-making – proud and humbled. The League of Women Voters started in 1920 and operates at national, state and local levels through more than 800 state and local Leagues, in all 50 states as well in DC, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong.  It is a citizens’ organization fighting to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives. I learned so much in two years about having a voice and helping others have a voice. Priceless.  Full story here!

http://www.lwv.org/

Somehow it is comforting to be in the middle of an organization’s history.  There are so many came before on whose shoulders we stand – and so many who carry on the work. This past summer I visited the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY with a friend. It was fabulous – comprehensive, beautiful and s little overwhelming in its scope – so much has been done and so far to go…

“Women’s Rights National Historical Park tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20,1848.  It is a story of struggles for civil rights, human rights, and equality, global struggles that continue today.  The efforts of women’s rights leaders, abolitionists, and other 19th century reformers remind us that all people must be accepted as equals.

http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/seneca-falls-in-1848.htm

Even the national LWV is in the middle of this human rights story – as is the Lewisburg League…

What are you in the middle of? On whose shoulders do you stand? What work (whose work) are you carrying on into the future?

Have a Nothing New Day! ~ Kristin

 

 

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