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Houston Area League Of Women Voters Host Meet The Candidates Event On Sept. 18

The League of Women Voters of the Houston Area will be holding a big meet the candidates day for Harris County on Saturday, September 18 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The event starts at 3 PM.

(Above–A great deal better than a Glenn Beck rally. Here is some history of the struggle for Women’s suffrage.)

You say that Saturday September 18 is Yom Kippur and you can’t go? Okay…Hard to say anything other than that is indeed an oversight for what will otherwise be a great event. I hope the League keeps this fact in mind for the next time.

Here are the facts on the event—

September 18, 2010, the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area is cosponsoring I-Day Houston (Infrastructure Day) with the Houston Chapter of the American Society of Civil engineers. I-Day Houston is being held in the George R. Brown Convention Center, Entrance C, 3rd Floor, starting at 3pm. The event is free and open to the public. I-Day Houston includes town hall meetings, a candidate meet and greet, and debates.

Town Hall Meetings on Infrastructure

Co-sponsored with American Society of Civil Engineers
Talk about problems and solutions with experts, such as Dr. John Lienhard,
host of
The Engines of Our Ingenuity
Session One: 3:00–4:00 pm
1a. Transportation
1b. Energy
Session Two: 4:30–5:30 pm
2a. Storm & Waste Water
2b. Ports & Airports

Candidate Meet and Greet

Brought to you by the League of Women Voters
of the Houston Area Education Fund

Talk to candidates seeking federal, state, and county offices. Ask them why they deserve your vote.
Open to the public at 3:00–5:30 pm Continue reading

September 14, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Women’s Suffrage Parade From 1913

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Above is a picture of a women’s suffrage parade  in New York City from 1913.

Here is a history of the suffrage movement.

Women gained the vote in 1920 with passage of the 19th Amendment.

It remains hard to imgaine that it took until 1920 for women to be able to vote in this country.

August 11, 2008 Posted by | History, Political History, Politics | , , , , | 2 Comments