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League of Women Voters Marks 90th Anniversary


The League of Women Voters celebrates its 90th anniversary this month.

The League was founded February 14th 1920 -- the same day the constitution was amended giving women the right to vote.

Indianapolis League Chapter President Erin Kelley says the organization was created to help women be strong effective voters. The league sees its mission as a nonpartisan political group that educates voters by presenting all sides of an issue so voters can make the best choice for them.

Kelley says the league allows people of all political beliefs and backgrounds to discuss the issues in a civil and civic environment.

The league does not endorse specific candidates, but will take positions on certain issues based upon study results the league commissions to learn more about a particular subject. The most recent stance taken by the league is opposition to Indiana's Voter ID law.


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