The League of Women Voters of New Canaan is delighted to announce that Patti Russo, Executive Director of the Campaign School (TCS) at Yale, will be speaking at its Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Thursday, May 28th at the Country Club of New Canaan. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and founding of the League, Russo will talk about how women’s engagement and activism today has been impacted by the struggle for enfranchisement.
A dynamic speaker with deep experience in women’s advocacy, Russo is passionate about TCS Yale’s mission: To increase the number and influence of women in elected and appointed office in the United States and around the globe. TCS Yale is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral training program that has launched hundreds of women into the world of politics. It focuses on the common needs and experiences of political women, not on their differences as political partisans. TCS students have run for office, from School Board to the Presidency, and are advancing careers in public service from social work to Chief of Staff.
Stay tuned for details!
🎉WHAT A NIGHT! We had so much fun dancing with you in celebration of 100 years of woman’s suffrage – thank you for joining us and helping to make Women Rock the Vote! such a success!
🎶 Can you believe the bands? They. Were. Awesome. We are so lucky the stage was graced by School of Rock New Canaan, Rock Paper Soul, and BAD DOG BUDDY. Be sure to catch them again, soon – these musicians are local treasures!
💃🏻 Last night would not have been possible without you – our members, guests, and elected and appointed officials – who braved the cold to come out and boogie. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
💛 We’d also like to acknowledge the hard work of our volunteers as well as the enormous support from Carriage Barn Arts Center, Newcanaanite.com, HTG Investment Advisors Inc., New Canaan Police Department, Walter Stewart’s Market and Stewarts Spirits, and last but hardly least the amazing Taco Tequila Taqueria 🚛 for the delicious food and drinks! You can find New Canaan family owned Taco Tequila just around the corner in Norwalk on Main Street.
📺 Stay tuned for more exciting 100 year programming – and please consider joining us on the League if you haven’t yet! All genders are welcome – and junior memberships are available here.
🗳 Finally, suffrage is a most simple but most special American right. Please, do not forget to vote in EVERY election. There *is* a primary on the 28th of April in Connecticut!
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🎉 It’s the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Vote, and the League of Women Voters of New Canaan is throwing a party with School of Rock to celebrate!
💃Grab your dancing shoes and join us at the Carriage Barn on the evening of Saturday, February 29th to toast 100 years with great tunes while enjoying tasty beer and wine from Stewarts Wine & Spirits 🥂and delicious food truck fare available for purchase from local vendors on site!
🎸 Bands include local favorites Bad Dog Buddy, Rock Paper Soul, and the School of Rock House Band.
🚨 We’re expecting to sell out; kindly purchase your tickets ASAP. And be sure to stay tuned – exciting announcements to follow!
⏰ Doors open at 6 PM. Concert begins at 6:30 PM.
Save the date! Our 100th Celebration Gala Dinner is on February 22nd, 2020 at 5 PM at the Italian Center in Stamford. Details to follow.
☕️League Members and their guests are invited to attend the League of Women Voters of New Canaan’s Annual Legislative Breakfast with State Representatives Lucy Dathan and Tom O’Dea and State Senators Alex Bergstein and Will Haskell on Monday, January 13th, 2020 at the Waveny House.
☕️Breakfast will be served at 8:30 AM, with discussion to follow from 8:50 AM – 10 AM.
☕️Kindly RSVP via Sign Up Genius. Opportunities to volunteer can also be found upon RSVPing.
Despite the lousy weather, we enjoyed a lovely afternoon ringing in the holidays with fellow League members, family, and friends at our annual Holiday Luncheon at Waveny House, where the historic halls are decked and ready for the season.
As per usual, the Apple Cart Food Company prepared an absolutely delicious spread, and we were serenaded by the truly incomparable New Canaan High School Madrigals. Thank you to everyone who made it out – and made today happen. If you missed the Madrigals, you can hear them at their Winter Concert tomorrow evening at 7 PM at St Marks.
We will be hosting our Annual Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, December 10th from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM at Waveny House for members and their guests. Luncheon attendees will enjoy delicious fare from Apple Cart Catering, and entertainment from the New Canaan High School Madrigals.
What will your “I Voted” sticker unlock in town this election day? Head into town after voting to find out! Local merchants in town are participating in our Second Annual Democracy Day Discount – learn about Democracy Discount Day and more by listening to the latest NewCanaanite.Com podcast, featuring our President Micaela Porta!
If you are a business interested in participating in Democracy Discount Day on November 5th, please send us an email.
The League of Women Voters is proud to host Democracy Discount Day alongside our partner, the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce.