With the upcoming Presidential election just weeks away, the League of Women Voters of Greenwich, WNYC and Greenwich Library are co-sponsoring a timely panel discussion – The Power of the Women’s Vote in 2020: Unfinished Business.
This important community event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, October 14 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Four expert panelists will lead the discussion: Jami Floyd, Senior Editor of WNYC’s new Race and Justice Unit; Brigid Bergin, WNYC’s City Hall and Politics Reporter; Denise Merrill, Connecticut Secretary of the State; and, Carol Reimers, LWV of Connecticut President.
With voter turnout for women higher than men in every US Presidential election since 1984, the panel will discuss how women have impacted political decision-making over time and how their participation this year could influence the outcome of the 2020 race. According to Sandy Waters, LWVG President, “I don’t think most women have a context for how powerful their vote is and the difference it can make. The League works tirelessly to ensure that every eligible voter uses that power and casts a ballot.”
The Brookings Institute is calling 2020 “The Year of the Women Voter,” but challenges still remain for some women to fully engage in the democratic process. “Voting is fundamental to our democracy, a right for which Americans have been fighting – and dying – since our founding,” said Jami Floyd, Senior Editor, Race and Justice Unit, WNYC. “This event will provide a platform for the urgent conversation about the ways in which women can ensure their vote counts.” The discussion will also explore how the country can better deliver on the original promise of the 19th amendment, a century after its adoption.
The League of Women Voters of Connecticut has worked closely with the Secretary of the State to ensure that absentee ballots are made available to any voter concerned about the risk of Covid-19. Event participants can use this opportunity to ask the panel any questions they may have about the voting process in Connecticut.
To register, click here: http://bit.ly/LWVGPowerWomenVote