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Bastille Day spells prison for sixteen suffragettes who picketed the White House  For many years women struggled and lobbied and fought to gain the right to vote in general elections in the United States and in England, beginning in the mid 1800s, and for years they got precisely nowhere.  Indeed, the more active suffragettes endured prison, public scorn and even torture in the effort to be allowed to participate as full citizens.  There are cantons (like provinces) in Switzerland where women cannot vote today, so the battle is not yet won round the world.

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League of Women VotersThe League of Women Voters is a grass-roots political organization which grew out of the woman's suffrage movement after the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920 and women were able to vote on the same basis as men in all elections.  We are nonpartisan and never either support or oppose political parties or individual candidates.  We do research issues and come to consensus on our position, for which we then advocate actively.  We encourage informed participation in the political process by all citizens.

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The LWVWY welcomes all citizens of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. Download and fill out the following form, enclose the form and a check to join.

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President: Amy Williamson, 2015-17

Vice-President: Sidney Walter, 2014-16

Secretary: Susan Simpson, 2015-17

Treasurer: Katie Morgan, 2015-16 (filling unexpired term)

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF WYOMING

BYLAWS   revised   2010


Adopted by the First Convention, June 18-19, 1957 and as amended by the:
Second Convention   May 7-8, 1958
Seventh Convention   April 8-9, 1963
Ninth Convention   April 21-22, 1965
Eleventh Convention   April 17-18, 1967
Fifteenth Convention   April 22-23, 1971

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