In cooperation with the Karpeles Document Museum and the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, the League of Women Voters will sponsor an event on March 28 for young women to find out what it is like to be a female candidate for office.
Beginning at 1:30 p.m., persons attending can view documents related to the Suffrage Movement in the United States at the museum, located at 2410 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46807.
Admission is free. Voter registration will also be available.
From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., those attending will have the opportunity to visit with Fort Wayne women who have run for office. Those who will be present as of this writing are Lana Keesling, Therese Brown, Michelle Chambers, Sharon Tucker, Denita Washington and Bev Zuber.
Free time for networking will be from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
“With 2020 being the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in the United States as well as the centennial of the founding of the League of Women Voters and our 10th anniversary locally, we thought this would be a great opportunity to encourage young women to think about running for office in the future,” said Nancy McCammon-Hansen, immediate past president of the local League.
“We encourage parents to attend with their teen daughters and if sons want to attend too, we’ll be happy to welcome them!”
More information can be found on the LWV’s website at www.lwvfw.org or the organization’s Facebook page.