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co <br /> 1854 <br /> Proclamation to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the <br /> League of Women Voters <br /> WHEREAS,on February 14, 1920,the League of Women Voters was formed and incorporated in <br /> Washington, D.C., in anticipation of the ratification of the 19th Amendment of the United States Constitution <br /> prohibiting the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States <br /> on the basis of sex; <br /> WHEREAS,the League was designed to help millions of women carry out their new responsibilities as <br /> voters by educating them about issues; <br /> WHEREAS,the League is a civic organization that has fought since 1920 to improve government,and from <br /> the beginning has been nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing any political party or individual candidate, <br /> and continues today as a nonpartisan political organization; <br /> WHEREAS,the League supports a vision of a democracy in which everyone has the desire,the right,the <br /> knowledge,and the confidence to participate; <br /> WHEREAS,the League encourages informed and active involvement in government,works to increase <br /> understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy;and <br /> WHEREAS, League members,at all levels,support our democracy through volunteering thousands of <br /> hours registering voters and educating the public in a variety of methods and languages; <br /> WHEREAS,the League will celebrate its 100th anniversary on February 14, 2020; <br /> Centennial of the League of Women Voters <br /> in Mason County,Washington, and I urge all people in our county to join me in this special observance. <br /> Dated thisday of February,2020 <br /> 4iry, <br /> BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br /> MASON COUNTY,WASHINGTON <br /> 4dle—rktheBoard � �/ <br /> 6rask, <br /> Sharon hair <br /> Ra dy Neatherli Commissioner <br /> - 0 V- b <br /> Kevin Shutty,C mmissioner <br />