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100 Years of Suffrage and its Impact on Empowering Women Today
May 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm$45 – $60
The League of Women Voters of New Canaan is delighted to announce that Patti Russo, Executive Director of the Campaign School (TCS) at Yale, will be speaking at its Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Thursday, May 28th at the Country Club of New Canaan. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and founding of the League, Russo will talk about how women’s engagement and activism today has been impacted by the struggle for enfranchisement.
A dynamic speaker with deep experience in women’s advocacy, Russo is passionate about TCS Yale’s mission: To increase the number and influence of women in elected and appointed office in the United States and around the globe. TCS Yale is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral training program that has launched hundreds of women into the world of politics. It focuses on the common needs and experiences of political women, not on their differences as political partisans. TCS students have run for office, from School Board to the Presidency, and are advancing careers in public service from social work to Chief of Staff.
Lunch will be served at the Country Club at noon for a fee of $45 for LWVNC members, $60 for non-members; Russo’s talk will follow at 1:00. To attend, please RSVP and pay online at lwvnewcanaan.org or mail your check payable to the LWV of New Canaan, P.O. Box 383, New Canaan, CT 06840 by May 20th.