In the News


Suffrage Series
July Article


Clara Shortridge Foltz

First Woman"


The fifth and final article in our Centennial series honoring famous suffragists was published in the Union Democrat Saturday, July 18th.  Click here to view the article about the first woman lawyer in California and the groundbreaking work she did, not only for women's rights, but for reforms in the larger justice system.

We also encourage EVERYONE, subscribers and non-subscribers, to take a look at our women's history webpage here  and read the inspiring stories about other suffragists in the woman's movement.


Women's Day 

Members of our League hosted a table at the annual International Women's Day luncheon presented by the Center for a Nonviolent Community (CNVC) March 5. 

League President, and accomplished artist, donated one of her paintings to the raffle to benefit CNVC.


BOS Candidate Forum


We were pleased to host our first candidate forum January 30th!

Candidates from Districts 1, 4 and 5 attended as well as about 350 members of our community. 

If you missed this event, you can view the entire forum on video here.


Poster Contest




As part of our outreach to the local schools to increase voter awareness and recognize the centennial of the 19th amendment, we hosted a poster contest around the theme "Your Vote Is Your Voice."  The entries were outstanding!

We hosted a reception Tuesday, February 18th  at the Tuolumne Arts Council with over 50 winners, their family members and teachers in attendance .


Many thanks  to the Tuolumne Arts Council, the County Superintendent of Schools, and the wonderful teachers and students who participated! 

Take a look in the February 20th Union Democrat, page A3 for coverage or go online here  to read the article AND see many full-color photos of the winning posters and contestants.

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Election Support

Four of the members of our Voter Services Committee were on the front page of the Union Democrat February 18th.  


This is the second year that our members have volunteered to help process the mail-in ballots at the county elections office.  Great job, Jane Braga, Allen Silver, Trudy Craig and Leo Russell!