Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE

LWVUS President Visit

LWVUS President, Dr. Deborah Turner, came to Albany for a couple of days. She was invited by LWV of Albany to attend their gala celebrating their 100th anniversary. The state League staff took Dr. Turner to the NYS Capitol for a tour – the 45 minute tour turned into 1.5 hours which was full of interesting tidbits and history. At lunch we were joined by state President Judie Gorenstein, and Board Members Pattie Garret, Regina Tillman, Nancy Rosenthal and past LWVNYS President Dare Thompson. After lunch, we all went to the NYS Museum and the NYS Library staff had pulled out some documents from the women’s suffrage movement in NYS. A librarian explained all the documents and we were able to view and handle many of the items, including the minutes from the 1848 meeting in Seneca Falls where the Declaration of Sentiments was presented, posters in support of the suffrage vote in 1917, journals of discussions and meetings, and anti-suffrage marketing materials. It was all fascinating and I do believe the Dr. Turner was impressed. That evening Dr. Turner attended and spoke at the LWV Albany gala which was attended by over 100 people.

 

 

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