League of Women Voters of Lansing, CATA display award-winning posters; celebrate 100 years of women’s right to vote
The League of Women Voters of the Lansing Area and the Capital Area Transportation Authority will team up Aug. 26 at 9 a.m. to celebrate Women’s Equality Day and the 100-year anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, with remarks from LWVLA President Donna Mullins, LWVLA Vice President Dorothy Engelman and CATA CEO Bradley T. Funkhouser. Three winning art concepts, featuring women’s suffrage, were selected from a local poster contest and will be on display at the CATA Transportation Center through Election Day, Nov. 3.
Contest winners include Claire Daniels and Bella Spagnuolo of Williamston High School, and Jasmine Hernandez of Mason High School. One of several community-based activities sponsored by the LWVLA, the contest was open to students in grades 7-12 in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties.
“These posters acknowledge the efforts of those who paved the way for all citizens of the United States to vote, regardless of gender,” said Engelman. “It also urges everyone to vote in the Nov. 3 election.”
Funkhouser said, “It is an honor to partner with the League of Women Voters of Lansing in celebration of this historic day, especially as our country continues to struggle with gender and race equality. We welcome the public to experience this display. For the safety of our customers and employees, a properly worn face covering and safe-distancing are required within the facility.”
The LWVLA is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It sponsors VOTE411.org, which is a “one-stop-shop” for election-related information. Additional information about the League and voting may be found at facebook.com/LWVLA.MI and lwvlansing.org.