Thank you to the Portage County NAACP for honoring the League of Women Voters of Kent with its Social Justice Award at this past weekend’s Freedom Fund Dinner. The League of Women Voters of Kent was recognized for its tireless work to collect signatures and educate voters in 2017 about Issue 1 which passed and will provide a fair redistricting process for Ohio’s Congressional districts. Issue 1 passed with 75% of the vote.
Here are all of the winners: front row, l-r, Joanne Stikes and Flora Peoples; second row, @Iris Meltzer of the KentLWV, NAACP President Dr. Geraldine Hayes-Nelson, a representative of the Portage County Retired Teachers’ Association and Dr. Alfreda Brown, LWVKent member and VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at KSU. Joanne, Flora and the PCRTA were honored in other categories. Dr. Nelson is a member of the Kent League. Photo courtesy of Roger Di Paolo.