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League of Ladies Voters, Suncoast Ladies of Motion Host Panel on Black Voter Expertise in Sarasota

Collaborating within the panel dialogue are (clockwise from high proper) moderator Vickie Oldham, Barbara Langston, Dee McFarland and Kay Mathers

SARASOTA, FL – On Might 25, League of Ladies Voters of Sarasota County (LWVSRQ) and Suncoast Ladies of Motion (SWOA) will host a panel dialogue, The Historical past of the Black Vote: The Black Voter Expertise in Sarasota.

Helen James, president of Suncoast Ladies of Motion, encourages Sarasota residents to attend, saying, “The historical past of voting has not been type to the Black race. Now’s the time we should educate ourselves, become involved, keep concerned and make a distinction in all elections: native, state, and basic.”

Vickie Oldham, president of the Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition and Newtown Alive historian, will function moderator. The panel consists of well-known group leaders and activists in Newtown – considered one of Sarasota’s oldest communities – together with:
• Barbara Langston – Activist and Village Elder, Newtown
• Kay Mathers – Women Inc. and Human Companies Advisory Council
• Dee McFarland – President, Sarasota Black Caucus

Linda Thompson, president of LWVSRQ, additionally emphasizes the significance of educated voters and their accountability to vote. “The League of Ladies Voters helps group members to register to vote, to know the candidates and points, and to get on the market and vote. The leaders we elect make selections that have an effect on us, our jobs, our healthcare, and extra.”

The occasion will probably be held Wednesday, Might 25 at 6 p.m. at Bethlehem Bible Church of Sarasota (1680 18th Road, Sarasota). The dialogue will probably be adopted by gentle refreshments and dialog within the Fellowship Corridor. For added info, contact [email protected]

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About League of Ladies Voters
The League of Ladies Voters, a nonpartisan political group, encourages the knowledgeable and lively participation of residents in authorities, and influences public coverage by way of schooling and advocacy. Suncoast Ladies of Motion serves as a car for disseminating info and growing the benefit with which residents can have interaction in American authorities. Go to lwv.org/local-leagues/lwv-sarasota-county.