Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and Maria Sanchez
Guest, Anne Anderson, Chair of the League of Women Voters-DC Committee for Full Rights for DC Citizens
Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Suffrage with League of Women Voters' ANNE ANDERSON! The League of Women Voters celebrated its centennial anniversary on February 14th. The League of Women Voters-DC will also be 100 years old this year and they are celebrating with a LWV-DC Centennial Celebration on April 22nd. One hundred years of voting, 100 years of advocacy – what's next? Tune-in to learn more about the history of the LWV-US and LWV-DC. You, too, can be part of the conversation! Call in to the show at (888) 627-6008 with your comments and questions.
Anne Anderson is the chair of the League of Women Voters-DC Committee for Full Rights for DC Citizens. Anne has lived in DC since 1964 – the first year that DC citizens were allowed to vote for president. She has been working on DC statehood issues since 1971 when the current idea to keep a smaller federal district and make the rest of DC a state was born.
Most recently, Anne has been traveling around the country talking with fellow Leaguers in the 50 states, educating them about DC statehood – thanks to help from the League of Women Voters Education Fund and the DC Democracy grants. Professionally, she has a psychotherapy practice as a clinical social worker in association with the Washington Therapy Guild.
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We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.