Join the Jesup Memorial Library, the Southwest Harbor Public Library and the League of Women Voters for a series of talks about women’s suffrage and the right to vote. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, which gave some women the right to vote. Come learn more about what women’s suffrage accomplished and what is still left to do.
On Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. join Rhea Côté Robbins, Maulian Dana and Anna Keller at the Jesup Memorial Library for a panel discussion about how the passing of the 19th Amendment was both an incredible feat but also incomplete in its mission. While many people campaigned for the 19th Amendment, many of these same people could still not vote until many years later. Côté Robbins is a founder and Executive Director of the Franco-American Women’s Institute, which is an organization to promote awareness about the contributions of the Franco-American women to the culture, their families and the communities they live in. Dana is a Penobscot Tribal Citizen and serves as the appointed Ambassador for the Nation. She was appointed by Chief and Council in 2017 and reappointed to a four-year term in 2018. This position serves as the government relations representative for local, state and federal governments. Keller is the executive director of the League of Women Voters Maine.
There will be another talk in the fall at the Jesup Memorial Library. For more information on the talk at the Jesup, call 207-288-4245. And, for more information on the League of Women Voters Maine visit www.lwvme.org.