SPARTA, NJ – One day after the 100th anniversary of New Jersey’s ratification of the 19th amendment insuring the right to vote for women, the township council presented a proclamation to members of the League of Women Voters.
Litsa Binder, Toni Zimmer, Susan Prionti and Bill Greenlaw accepted the proclamation from Mayor Jerry Murphy on behalf of the League of Women Voters. The organization was founded in 1920 as a “mighty political experiment” by the “foremothers” of the suffragist movement at the National American Woman Suffrage Association according to the proclamation.
The league was founded to help the more than 20 million women who had been granted the right to vote with the adoption of the 19 amendment to the constitution. The league sought to help voters understand their responsibilities as new voters.
Their members continue that effort, holding candidate forums and voter registrations. Their mission continues to be to empower voters and defend democracy as a non-partisan grass roots organization.
The proclamation honored and congratulated the League of Women Voters on the 100 anniversary, “commending them for the significant contributions to empowering voters and making democracy work.”