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Woman Suffrage Anniversary, August 26

Cyber Security Consensus Zoom unit times TBA  

Celebrate Woman Suffrage Anniversary with AAUW

AAUW Lake Oswego is celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, on August 26, 1920.  They have invited League members to join the celebration.  There are several ways you can participate in honoring this significant event in the lives of women.   For more information about the events visit contact  https://lakeoswego-or.aauw.net/ or contact  lakeoswegoaauw@gmail.org.

1. Visit the Suffragettes Display in the Rose Garden at the Lake Oswego Heritage House on Sunday, August 23rd from 11:00 to 4:00. 

2. Join our Zoom Celebration at 5:30 on August 26th. We will show pictures of the Chalk the Vote art, show the video The Long Road to Woman Suffrage by Marge Easley of the Oregon League of Women Voters, and draw the winner of the Centennial Quilt. You can register for the celebration at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pceGvqjovHdKIILFULpZ8gmD_8ro4TDUo .  

3. Participate in Chalk the Vote on August 26th. Write a message in chalk on a sidewalk or driveway that lets everyone know this is the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote. Take a picture of your artwork and share it on social media using the hashtag #ChalkTheVoteOR or email your picture to lakeoswegoaauw@gmail.com. 4. View the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Quilt created by four of our members at https://www.loaauw.org/. There is wonderful information about the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. You can also buy raffle tickets and for a chance to win the quilt.  

  Privacy and Cybersecurity Study

Please mark your calendars! Our September LWVCC program will take place via Zoom during the first two weeks in September, featuring the state League’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Study, which was completed last year. You will have three separate unit meetings to choose from, and each will have a facilitated small-group discussion using the Participants Consensus Worksheet If you’re not comfortable with Zoom, not to worry. Zoom for Beginners * may be just what you need, or we’ll be happy to receive your answers to the consensus questions by snail mail. * http://lwvor.org/covid-19-zoom/ 

You can read the study online using this link, or if you prefer the printed version and have not yet received one, just contact Sarah Andrews at the LWVOR office (sarah@lwvor.org, 503-581-5722) and request that a hardcopy of the study be mailed to you. If a YouTube video is more to your liking, a less technical option is to watch a portion of the Privacy and Cybersecurity caucus presentation from this year’s LWVUS Convention. To condense the viewing time, we suggest that you watch the segment beginning at 4 minutes and ending at 29 minutes.

 Stay tuned for the exact dates and times of the Zoom unit meetings. You’ll receive an email invitation a day or so beforehand that will have the links to join the meetings.  

A Message from the LWVCC Board 

Two of our members, Marge Easley and Robi Ingram-Rich, were delegates to the first-ever virtual LWVUS Convention on June 25/27. They enjoyed the experience and encourage you to watch some of the featured speakers.

Click on the names below for links to their inspirational speeches.

Norah O’Donnell, CBS Evening News Anchor
Deborah Turner, newly elected LWVUS President
Virgina Kase, CEO of LWVUS
Panel Discussion on “Expanding the Vote”

We also highly recommend checking out the website www.perfect36themusical.com to view selections from the delightful musical “Perfect 36.” You may remember from suffrage history that all eyes were on Tennessee in August of 1920, and the vote came down to one legislator who chose to honor his mother’s wishes. Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, making woman suffrage legal in the United States. ·

Mark your calendar for August 26, Woman’s Equality Day and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. We’ll soon be sending you more details about a special commemoration event in Lake Oswego on August 26, sponsored by AAUW and LWVCC.

We’re so grateful to our loyal members. Stay safe.

LWVCC Board of Directors

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