Women’s History Month often highlights the historical achievements of women — especially those tied to politics.
The League of Women Voters (LWV) has served the country since before women gained the right to vote. Moscow’s league is the largest in the state of Idaho with over 130 members, according to the organization’s website.
LWV began as an activist group to help women “carry out their new responsibilities as voters” nearly 100 years ago, LWV Moscow’s website notes.
Carrie Chapman Catt founded the national league at the 1920 National American Woman Suffrage Association convention, with the local Moscow branch beginning 32 years later in 1952.
LWV Moscow President Susan Ripley said the league’s primary function is to register all types of voters, not just women. She