The Wilton League of Women Voters (LWV) delegates, Tina Gardner, Pam Klem and Virginia Gunther celebrated the League’s “Memorable Past, Exciting Present and Brilliant Future” at the State League’s annual Convention on June 15.

While at the convention, 42 LWV attendees heard from Dr. Kelly Marino, of Sacred Heart University, about the history of women’s suffrage in Connecticut and the founding of the League of Women Voters almost 100 years ago. In addition, Val Ramos of Everyday Democracy led a vital discussion on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Attendees were also offered a choice of workshops in voter service, advocacy, and LWV financial management.

“As the League approaches our first centennial, we want to strengthen our impact across Connecticut,” said LWVCT president Carol Reimers. “This is a critical time in our democracy, and an amazing time of opportunity for the League as we reach out to engage with the citizens across the state.”

League leaders discussed the future of the League, and how the group will continue its efforts as the most effective organization on voting rights and election services in Connecticut and across the country, working to support voters and improve democracy.

“I was proud to represent the Wilton League of Women Voters at the LWVCT Convention,” Gardner said. “It was an energizing conference where leagues could network and share their successes as well as introduce great speakers that inspire us.”

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization open to all, not only encourages informed active participation in government, but also works to increase the understanding of major public policy issues. Learn more about the Wilton League of Women Voters and find membership information on the League website.