Torrington Mayor Carbone announced the city through a committee of volunteers, has begun making plans to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Women’s Right to Vote. This was the single largest expansion of democracy in our nation’s history.
The committee is in the early stages of planning celebratory events to mark the centennial of women’s suffrage through education, community involvement and entertainment events in Torrington. City staff, Municipal Historian Ken Buckbee, representatives from the Torrington Historical Society, Arts & Culture Commission, Altrusa International, the League of Women Voters and the Torrington Women’s Club are coordinating these efforts.
“100 years ago women recognized the importance of voting, and fought long and hard to win that right and privilege” said Mayor Carbone.
“Registering to vote allows your voice to be heard, allows you to have a say in government, whether it’s a presidential election or a municipal election. This centennial celebration is also a reminder to encourage everyone to register to vote, as your vote has the power to affect government policy decisions, which have a direct impact on your life. We look forward to celebrating this momentous anniversary.”
Individuals interested in volunteering or to learn more can contact City Clerk, Carol Anderson at (860) 489-2241.
In addition, the committee has developed a Facebook page that will be kept updated with new information as it become available.
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