Posted by: wcdem2 | January 20, 2016

League of Woman Voters roundtable touches on lack of voting

by Candice Monhollan, Daily Local News, 1/20/16

WEST CHESTER >> If the 15 people gathered in the West Chester Borough Council chambers left with one message Monday morning, it was that a person’s vote is their voice and it’s imperative to make sure people realize that and take advantage in the upcoming and future elections.

A two-hour roundtable discussion held Monday as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, focused on empowering women through voting or political office. The event was presented by St. Paul’s Baptist Church in West Chester in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Chester County and the Chester County Community Collaborative.

The League is a nonpartisan political organization which doesn’t support or oppose parties or candidates, but is an activist organization which tries to influence public policy on issues and encourages informed and active participation in the government….

read more at Daily Local News, including comments from panel member Carolyn Comitta, Mayor of West Chester.

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