League of Women Voters reception is slated

Anthony Cloud Staff Writer

October 12, 2013

The Middlesboro Business and Professional Women’s club will be hosting a 30th anniversary reception for the Bell County League of Women Voters at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Bell County Museum.

Over the years, the League of Women Voters has put together events throughout the community. During the last election year, they held a debate between state. Rep. Rick Nelson and challenger Josh Howard.

The have also hosted forums for state Senate candidates and round table discussion involving the county.

In 1920, suffragette Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters to help women fulfill their new responsibilities as voters.

According to the League of Women Voters website, today, the men and women of the LWV carry on that legacy. They are a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women is a state federation that promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information.

Their website states KFBPW is a powerful network of working women seeking to advance their career goals, earn higher salaries, build stronger business, achieve pay equity and equal opportunities, and establish rewarding careers.

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