This past week was Public Service Recognition Week – a time to honor and celebrate the local, state, and federal public servants who are integral in making our democracy work. Today is also Mother’s Day, when we remember that mothers play a vital role in raising educated voters. Where would our country be if one young elected official in Tennessee has not listened to his mother and cast the deciding vote for woman’s suffrage?
This Mother’s Day we’re celebrating the many mothers among our supporters and members and the important role these women play in raising engaged and active citizens.
The League of Women Voters was founded over 90 years ago because women play a special role in ensuring the public welfare. Through their commitment and dedication to woman’s suffrage, they forever altered our American democracy. Over the years, women and mothers have continued to play an essential role in our political system. Through their tutelage, new citizens and voters learned what an engaged citizenry could accomplish.
But as the old adage states, a woman’s work is never done. Through our shared commitment to an informed public, the League often relies on mothers to organize and educate others on important issues, so that voters can make their own decisions and participate in our democracy.
Together with the mothers across this nation, we’re making democracy work. Thank the mothers you know who are working to raise engaged and active citizens by sharing our e-card with them.
Happy Mother’s Day!