International Women’s Day

International Women's Day has been around since 1911.  It's supported by organizations, groups, governments, and individuals worldwide committed to a more gender-equal world. The International Women's Day website is the go-to hub for everything IWD and provides detailed information, guidance,

Angela Davis will speak at UW

WY Institute of for Humanities Research The Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research revealed their distinguished spring lecturer will be Angela Davis. She will give her lecture on Tuesday, March 21st at 4:00 in the A&S Auditorium. To help prepare for

Tribal Talks: Breaking Boundaries

This talk is the second of three sponsored by CWC-Jackson, the WY Humanities Council, the WY Cultural Trust Fund, and the Teton County Library.  The other dates are March 2 and May 4. The theme for this event is“Reintroduction of Bison:

Ratification of this 23rd Amendment about DC Electors

Amendment 23 was passed in 1961. A 1978 effort to ratify a constitutional amendment giving DC voting representation in Congress failed. Its text appears below.  Read more>>> Section 1. A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole

Ratification of 17th Amendment about the Popular Vote

Amendment 17 passes in 1913.  Its text appears below. Originally state legislators chose congressional senators. A striking example of how dysfunctional this process could be comes from Delaware 1895.  Their legislators were completely deadlocked and Delaware didn't have a senator

2023 LWV Council

This year's Council begins on April 22 and ends on April 25.  The venue will be the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV.  Each state league may bring 1-3 persons.  Details coming.  Read more >>>

Tribal Talks: Breaking Boundaries

This event is the last of three sponsored by CWC-Jackson, the WY Humanities Council, the WY Cultural Trust Fund, and the Teton County Library.  The other dates are March 2 and March 23. Jacki Klancher, CWC’s Professor of Environmental Science and Health

Ratification of 12th Amendment to Change Selection of President

After following the Constitutional process for the 1796 and 1800 elections of president and vice president, legislators wanted a new system.  Mostly pushed by New Yorkers, especially a State Senator named DeWitt Clinton, that new procedure became the 12th Amendment

Anniversary of 26th Amendment Lowering Voting Age to 18

In 1971, the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. In the turmoil surrounding the unpopular Vietnam War and the draft that fueled the ranks, the voting age was lowered to the draft age.  It's text is below.  Read more

Anniversary of the 1st Seneca Falls Convention of 1848

The conference spanned 2 days, July 19-20, 1848.  Around 300 women met in Seneca Falls, New York for the first Women’s Rights Convention, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. Considered the official beginning of the modern American feminist

Ratification of 19th Amendment Granting Women the Vote

Few early supporters lived to see the final suffrage victory in 1920.  The 19th Amendment reads:   "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state