BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, SACRAMENTO COUNTY
For Agenda of: March 24, 2020 (Serna)
CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES
WHEREAS, the LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS was founded in 1920 as a “mighty political experiment” by the foremothers of the suffragist movement at the National American Woman Suffrage Association Convention; and
WHEREAS, their goal was to help the 20 million women who would be granted the right to vote by the 19th Amendment understand and carry out their new responsibility as voters; and
WHEREAS, with the success of this effort and the tireless efforts over the last 100 years to strengthen and uphold its mission to empower voters and defend democracy, the LEAGUE has become a trusted nonpartisan, grassroots organization; and
WHEREAS, the LEAGUE has sponsored legislation and fought in the courts to protect and strengthen voting rights and access, and as a multi-issue organization been advocates for civil rights, children, community health, the environment, education, and more; and
WHEREAS, the LEAGUE has consistently been noted for its nonpartisan election information, including sponsorship of candidate forums and pro/con information on state and local ballot issues, as well as its commitment to register, educate, and mobilize voters; and
WHEREAS, the LEAGUE champions government systems that are representative, open, transparent, inclusive, and equitable; and
WHEREAS, the LEAGUE believes that active and engaged citizens, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, or political affiliation, are the hallmark of democracy.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors, County of Sacramento, State of California, does hereby congratulate the LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS on its 100th Anniversary and commends the Sacramento County League for its significant contributions to empowering voters and making democracy work.