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League of Women Voters honors female town leaders


September 3, 2020

Sue Hinz

From left, Mary Collins, League of Women Voters member; Mary Welcome, Palouse City Council member; Ann Thompson, Palouse City Deputy Clerk; Katie Cooper, Palouse Council member; Karen Kiessling, League of Women Voters member. League members present a proclamation signed by Whitman County commissioners celebrating the ratification of the 19th amendment.

PALOUSE-Representatives from Pullman's League of Women Voters chapter went to Palouse city hall Aug. 28 to recognize leadership of women city council members in elected office.

It was the latest stop for the LWV representatives – from the group's Centennial Award Committee – who went to 16 towns in the county to present each city clerk with a copy of the proclamation of the Whitman County Commissioners designating August as Womens' Leadership Month in the county. The recognition marks the centennial of the right to vote in federal elections.

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