Leslie Wallstrom, Second Vice President for the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos was a guest on the KRSN 1490 morning show last Friday, January 10, 2020. She reminded Los Alamos students in grades 9 through 12 attending public, private, or home schools that it wasn't too late to enter the LWVLA essay contest.
2020 is an historic year in women’s right to vote in United States elections because the 19th amendment was passed granting women’s suffrage in 1920. To celebrate the event and to remind citizens of those momentous times, the League of Women Voters is sponsoring an essay contest. The topic of the essay is “U.S. women fought for decades for the right to vote, finally achieving the vote in 1920. What were some of the obstacles to achieving suffrage? Since 1920, there have been many obstacles potential voters have encountered in trying to vote. Discuss one challenge that you think is significant.”
The due date for the essays is February 16, 2020. First prize is $400 and second prize is $200. To read more on the details to enter click here.