The Fight for Women’s Equality, It’s Not Over!

In honor of our LWVWV 2023 convention theme, ‘The Fight for Women’s Equality, It’s Not Over!’, we asked historian, author and activist Elisabeth Griffith to join us as guest speaker.  We are very grateful that she accepted our invitation. Elisabeth’s knowledge and experience in the struggle for women’s rights are sure to illuminate and inspire! We realize that there is a problem of inequality not just for women but for so many people for different reasons.  Standing on a platform of equal rights when faced with a growing portion of society that is not inclusive of diversity remains a dilemma. The Equal Rights Amendment resolution has failed to advance toward ratification and our next steps are unclear. We face rising forces in American politics that defy reason and bend the traditional ideals of a true democracy. We see our right to vote and the security in its counting being increasingly challenged. The LWV now finds itself as a nonpartisan organization with partisan problems. When there is political opposition at odds with our platform of organizational priorities, how can our voices be heard? What can history teach us about advocacy strategies that work? What we do know at this crossroad in the 21st century is that we must stay true to our mission: ‘Empowering Voters and Defending Democracy.’