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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not endorse any political party or candidate.

The LWVUS Board of Directors met Tuesday afternoon to reconsider whether the League should officially participate in the planned Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017. Since the last discussion more than a month ago, many of our initial concerns about the march have been addressed. Event organizers have obtained the official permits for an event of this size and have shaped the march as an inclusive and diverse event. For these reasons, the board voted unanimously for the League to participate officially in the DC March.

For League members who were planning to travel to Washington for the event, this means we will coordinate a meeting location in DC and look to march as one unit with signs and buttons. More information will be forthcoming for those interested in marching with the League in Washington.

The board decision also pertains to state and local leagues interested in participating in sister marches. The board strongly recommends that any state or local League check their liability with the organizers of the local marches to make sure your League is covered.

We are excited to participate in this historic day, which will bring Americans together in the spirit of democracy.

Chris Carson, President/Chair,League of Women Voters of the United States

League of Women Voters Education Fund

Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE, Chief Executive Officer League of Women Voters of the United States

League of Women Voters Education Fund

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In Memory Of Our League Members

Myrna "Dee" Peacock, Treasurer and Past President, July, 2016

Delrosa C Bruns, former member, July, 2016

Marion Ramlow, Past President and Activist, August, 2016