The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan civic-engagement organization, will be taking the first step toward restarting its Cache Valley chapter later this month.
The League of Women Voters was established by suffragists just over 100 years ago as women were gaining the right to vote. The purpose was to prepare women for their new rights and responsibilities as citizens participating in a democracy. Today the mission remains much the same, although membership is now open to everyone 16 and older.
The League is well-known for sponsoring state and local forums and debates among candidates without endorsing any. The group conducts studies of policy issues before advocating for such goals as voting rights; clean air, water and land; and fair funding for public schools. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.
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