MOUNT VERNON — Knox County residents interested in forming a League of Women Voters at-large group are invited to attend an organizational meeting tonight at 7 p.m. The meeting will feature a talk by Jen Miller, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, which is based in Columbus.

Since 1920, the League of Women Voters has been a leader in empowering voters and defending democracy. The nonpartisan group encourages active participation in elections by providing nonpartisan information about candidates, issues, how to vote and works to protect and expand people’s access to elections and their government.

The meeting is open to all citizens — male and female — regardless of party affiliation. More than 30 League of Women At-Large chapters and groups operate throughout Ohio.

According to the Ohio League’s web site [https://my.lwv.org/ohio/about-lwvo/history], “The League’s first purpose was to teach women how to exercise their new right to vote. Since 1920, the League has continued to serve all citizens and has opened its membership to any citizen of voting age, male or female. Today, the League of Women Voters is a three-tier organization, with Leagues at the local, state, and national levels. A person joining any of the local Ohio Leagues is automatically a member of the Ohio and the U.S. Leagues.”

The meeting in Knox will serve to formally organize an at-large group in the county. It will be held at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon.

For more information, call Meg Galipault at 740-398-4751 or email at meg.galipault@gmail.com.

 

 

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