Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of Pike County, Grey Towers Heritage, and the U.S. Forest Service will kick off a yearlong celebration of this landmark with a presentation from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, the family home of Cornelia and Gifford Pinchot.
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright and women's rights leaders will take a look at Cornelia Pinchot's work, point of view, and influence on the suffrage movement and other progressive causes. Both Pinchots are known for their work in conservation, social justice, and human rights.
The panelists are well-respected women’s rights activists, both nationally and regionally. They will talk about the changes in the United States since women gained the right to vote, as well as the work that remains to be done. They will discuss the contributions made by local women from a century ago to the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Refreshments will follow the program. To pre-register, send an email to LWVPikeCounty@gmail.com or from the LWV website at LWVPike.org/contact-us.
About the League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization whose volunteers help voters make informed decisions. The Pike County chapter is part of the national and Pennsylvania organizations, which were founded to advocate for women's right to vote. While the name remains in homage to its founders, male members have become an important part of LWV. Members must be at least 16 old. New members are always welcome.