Upcoming Public Events

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp

    Electoral College Then and Now

    Join the League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County for a fascinating and timely presentation on the Electoral College.  Click here for a flyer.

    Our country’s founders established the electoral college in Article II of the U.S. Constitution as a final step in the process of electing the President. Citizens vote nationally for the candidate of their choice, but the winner of the election is determined by the outcomes within each state. The 2016 Presidential election was one of several examples over the years in which the electoral college elected a candidate who did not receive the highest number of popular votes.

    Today, the electoral college is receiving increased scrutiny for numerous reasons. How are electors chosen and governed? Should the voters in sparsely populated states have a greater say than those living in more populous states? Do swing states get too much attention at election time? Should the popular vote decide who becomes President?

    Panelists Elaine Apter and Doris Gross will discuss these concerns, review the history of the electoral college, and outline alternatives being considered. The audience is encouraged to participate in an open dialogue on the topic following the speakers’ presentations.

    About our panelists:
    Elaine Apter is past co-President of the League of Women Voters of Maryland and a member of the LWV of Montgomery County. Doris Gross is a member of the LWV of Anne Arundel County.

  • Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps

    Amending America

    Join Kate Campbell Stevenson as she brings to life through song, monologue and movement the struggle for women's suffrage in the United States, using the powerful words of Abigail Adams, First Lady and early women's rights activist; Rose Crabtree, Council member of the 1920 all-female Town Council of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and Alice Paul, early 20th century suffragist and co-founder of the National Women's Party.

    Ms. Stevenson's presentation celebrates the 100th anniversary of both the founding of the League of Women Voters and the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting all women the right to vote in the United States.

    This free, public event is co-hosted by the LWVAAC Education Fund and Anne Arundel County Public Libraries. Click here for more information.

     

     

  • Thursday, April 09, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 7 rsvps

    Iron Jawed Angels

    "Silent Sentinels"

    Alice Paul, played by Hilary Swank, pickets the White House with other suffragists in Iron Jawed Angels.

    To celebrate 100 years of women voting, Anne Arundel County Public Libraries and the League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County will host a screening of Iron Jawed Angels.The film is a moving tribute to the suffragists who worked tirelessly for passage of the 19th Amendment granting American women the right to vote. Not a documentary, this award-winning HBO production dramatizes the final decade of a 70 year battle, led by the younger Alice Paul (Hilary Swank), Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor), and the elder activist Carrie Catt (Anjelica Houston). (NR, 2004).

    This film showing is made possible through funding from the Anne Arundel County Library Foundation.  It is free and open to the public.  Click here for additional information.