Category: Women’s Rights

Women’s March: Change Starts at Home!

January 2019 marks the 3rd annual Women’s March! The march in Ft. Myers  will be on January 20th, the day after the national event. Location:  Centennial Park, 2000 W. 1st Street, Ft. Myers Time:  10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. More Information: The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to …

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Midterm Election Results: Sweet Justice

A president who has acted and spoken with such vulgar disregard for women and minorities will now deal with more women and minority lawmakers than any of his predecessors did. Pew Research Center found that a majority of registered voters (60 percent) said they viewed their vote as either a vote for or against the …

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Women’s anger will not subside

Editors note: Submitted by Teresa Jenkins Chair, Legislative Liaison Committee The President of the United States is taking time out of what should be a demanding schedule to slam and mock women who have accused one man—Judge Brett Kavanaugh—of sexual misconduct and assault. The president and Republican legislators have demeaned and ignored women’s account of …

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Charlotte County Women attend Equity Lunch

Each year many Women’s organizations, headed by the League of Women Voters, sponsor a luncheon in honor of the national holiday celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Women the Right to Vote! This year the 98th anniversary was celebrated. Eight members of the Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County …

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Celebrating the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women’s Right to Vote

When women go to the polls this year, they are unlikely to cause the stir they created 98 years ago when they were granted the right to vote. After seven decades of activism, American women cast their first ballots in the presidential election of 1920. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. …

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