LWV sup­ports his­tory fair

The Calvert Recorder - - Community Forum -

Mid­dle and high school stu­dents in Calvert County have a proud record of cre­at­ing top­notch His­tory Fair projects. This year, the na­tional His­tory Fair theme is “Con­flict and Com­pro­mise in His­tory.”

Vot­ing — a right and re­spon­si­bil­ity of cit­i­zens as well as a core value of the League of Women Vot­ers — has been fraught with con­flict and com­pro­mise since our coun­try be­gan.

So, this year the League of Women Vot­ers of Calvert County is spon­sor­ing awards for mid­dle and high school stu­dents for the best His­tory Fair projects that fo­cus on “Con­flict and Com­pro­mise in Vot­ing.”

El­i­gi­ble projects could ex­plore, for ex­am­ple, the de­ci­sions about vot­ing that were made when our coun­try was founded, eman­ci­pa­tion and vot­ing by African-Amer­i­can cit­i­zens, the 1920 pas­sage of the 19th Amend­ment en­abling women the right to vote, the Vot­ing Rights Act of 1965, ger­ry­man­dered vot­ing dis­tricts and much more.

If you know of any stu­dents plan­ning His­tory Fair projects, please en­cour­age them to con­sider fo­cus­ing on con­flict and com­pro­mise in vot­ing. You can also down­load a flier on the His­tory Fair Awards from the LWV web­site (http://lwv­calvert.org/).

Speak­ing of elec­tions, stu­dents and adults alike are in­vited to at­tend the Nov. 14 League of Women Vot­ers’ Leg­isla­tive Evening to meet and hear from Calvert County’s state elected del­e­gates, at 6:30 p.m. at Calvert Pines Se­nior Cen­ter, 450 West Dares Beach Road in Prince Fred­er­ick.

Shar­ron Bickel, Port Repub­lic Krista Boughey, Owings Mar­garet Dun­kle, Port Repub­lic The writ­ers are the re­spec­tive two co-pres­i­dents and sec­ond vice pres­i­dent of the League of Women Vot­ers of Calvert County.

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