For Immediate Release
Louisiana Women's Roundtable, in partnership with the Women's Resource Center, celebrate Women's Equality Day,
August 26, 2014 at Loyola University New Orleans
What: Louisiana Women's Roundtable to host film screening of "How We Got the Vote" August 26, 2014 at Loyola University New Orleans
Who: The Louisiana Women's Roundtable is a strong coalition of organizations working together to provide information to our community about the issues that matter to Louisiana's women and families.
Local progressive organizations are commemorating Women's Equality Day with a screening of "How We Got the Vote," a powerful documentary about how women in the early 20th century fought to achieve the right to vote. This is a story of perseverance as relevant today as at any other time in our history. Voter registration will be available courtesy of the League of Women Voters New Orleans. Following the film will be a discussion about how women can continue to make gains in elections and politics.
The panel includes:
Michelle Erenberg, National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans
Raegan Carter, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
Audrey Stewart, American Civil Liberties Union
When: August 26, 2014 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Loyola University, Monroe Hall Room 610
Why: Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country on an equal basis with men. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law.
Media Contact: Michelle Erenberg, (504) 451-8489 firstname.lastname@example.org
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