HONORING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
In January of 2021, the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County participated in the Allentown Art Museum’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The museum celebrated Dr. King’s legacy virtually on their website by spotlighting the local people and places that are making a difference in our community.
Three of our board members were highlighted in the museum’s “Hometown Heros” presentation as volunteers in service to our community:
DAY OF ACTION 2021
On April 29, 2021, the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County teamed up with Fair Districts PA to shine a light on redistricting reform and the drawing of fair districts in 2021. Rep. Schlossberg joined our gathering at the Liberty Bell Museum where we symbolically rang the replica Liberty Bell 22 times representing the number of the House Bill (22) which would enable the process to be more transparent and allow for citizen engagement. Following this event, we assembled at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem, PA to honor two local legislators, Sen. Boscola and Rep. Samuelson, who have been working on redistricting reform for over 15 years. FDPA and the LWV of Lehigh County gave each an award and a commendation.
100th ANNIVERSARY OF WOMENS’ VOTE
On February 20, 2020, the Liberty Bell Museum in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of the Lehigh County opened an exhibit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of both the womens’ vote and the founding of the League of Women Voters.Items from the early 1900s were contributed by League members and others from the community.