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December, 2022

Thursday
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On Dec 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for sitting in the front of a bus. Her arrest set off a chain of events that led to a Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation.

Learn more: Rosa Parks International Civil Rights: Walk of Fame
https://www.nps.gov/features/malu/feat0002/wof/rosa_parks.htm

Thursday
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Joint event with League of Women Voters of Dallas and League of Women Voters of Tarrant County on Impact of Charter Schools and Vouchers on Independent School Districts. Speaker: Patti Everitt Consultant on Texas Public School Policy
Friday
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Join us in commemorating the birthday of Debra Anne Haaland. Debra and Sharice Davids were the first two Native American women elected to the U.S Congress. Haaland is a member of the Laguna Pueblo people.

Learn more:

-- National Geographic Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T_s36-1hms
-- US House: https://haaland.house.gov/about
Tuesday
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Join us in commemorating the birthday of Patsy Takemoto Mink. Patsy was the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Learn more:
-- Smithsonian Mag: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-women-got-vote-far-more-complex-story-history-textbooks-reveal-180971869/
-- House History: https://history.house.gov/People/detail/18329
-- NWHF: https://www.womenofthehall.org/inductee/patsy-takemoto-mink/
-- NWHM: https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/patsy-mink
Tuesday
6
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Environment Committee Meeting
Friday
9
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Join us in celebrating the birthday of Titus Howard Mundine, who was the 1st Texas Legislator to propose enfranchisement of women and blacks.

"Every person, without distinction of sex, who shall have arrived at the age of twenty-one years...shall be deemed a qualified elector." -- Titus H. Mundine

Learn More:
-- https://lrl.texas.gov/legeLeaders/members/memberDisplay.cfm?memberID=5124
-- Titus – http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmuvf
-- Woman Suffrage – http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/viw01
Sunday
11
Ensemble Coworking
2:00 PM
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Meet local league members. Celebrate achievements for the year. Celebrate election workers.
Monday
12
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Join us in celebrating the birthday of Eliza Eubanks Peterson Johnson. Eliza was a suffragist and civil-rights activist.

Learn more:

-- TSHA: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fjohn

-- TSHA: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/viw01

-- Austin Library: http://www.austinlibrary.com/ahc/suffrage/early.htm
Monday
12
Wednesday
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Join us in commemorating the birthday of Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin. Marie was a suffragist and lawyer who worked as an advocate for the Ojibwa/Chippewa Nation in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Learn more:

-- Hidden Figures: https://www.brandywine.org/museum/hidden-figures-suffrage-movement

-- National Parks Service: https://www.nps.gov/people/marie-louise-bottineau-baldwin.htm

-- MNHS: https://www.mnhs.org/historycenter/activities/museum/votes-for-women/profiles/marie-baldwin

-- National Archive: https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2020/04/02/19th-amendment-at-100-mary-louise-bottineau-baldwin/

-- LWV: https://my.lwv.org/california/diablo-valley/meet-suffragist-marie-louise-bottineau-baldwin
Thursday
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Join us in commemorating the birthday of Ruza Wenclawska (also known as Rose Winslow). Rose was a Polish-American suffragist and trade union organizer. She was a member of the National Women‘s Party and fought for the rights of immigrant and working-class women. Along with Alice Paul, she participated in a hunger strike to bring attention to the suffrage movement.

Learn more:

-- Hidden Figures: https://www.brandywine.org/museum/hidden-figures-suffrage-movement

-- LOC: https://www.loc.gov/collections/women-of-protest/articles-and-essays/selected-leaders-of-the-national-womans-party/officers-and-national-organizers/

-- Turning Point: https://suffragistmemorial.org/rose-winslow-d-1977

-- Historical Snapshot: https://historicalsnaps.com/2018/03/19/rose-winslow-talks-about-her-hunger-strike
Thursday
15
Trinity Terrace
Chisholm Trail Room
1:00 PM
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Discuss changes to Local Program
Thursday
15
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Discuss information presented from Housing Study Report.

Zoom meeting opens at 6:00. Meeting starts at 6:30 PM.
Contact Kelley if you have any issues with the link.
Saturday
17
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Join us in commemorating the birthday of Harriet Taylor Upton. Harriet was a founding member of the National League of Women Voters and the first woman to become a vice-chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Learn more:

-- PBS: https://www.pbs.org/video/the-vote-part-1-3kph5d (53 mins in)

-- Upton House: http://www.uptonhouse.org/HTayor.html

-- Ohio History: https://ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Harriet_T._Upton
Thursday
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Join us in commemorating the birthday of Martha Goodwin Tunstall. Martha became the vice-president from Texas of the newly-formed National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA).

Learn more: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ftuns
Friday
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Join us in commemorating the birthday of Jane McCallum. Jane was the first vice president of the League of Women Voters of Texas. She had the longest term as the Secretary of State of Texas.

Learn more:

-- TSHA: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmc07

-- Texas Secretary as State: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/about/history.shtml
Saturday
31
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Every even year inJanuary VDRs need to renew their certification


VDRs serve for two-year terms expiring on December 31 of even-numbered years.

https://my.lwv.org/texas/volunteer-deputy-registrar