League of Women Voters Aims to Educate Women

Making Democracy Work was the theme Thursday for the Mississippi Gulf Coast League of Women Voters.

The group met at the IP Hotel and Casino. Thursday’s speaker was Katherine Blessey, co-owner of the Chateau Blessey on Beach Boulevard in Biloxi. The League of Women Voters grew out of the women’s suffrage movement, achieving voting rights for women. The women continue that purpose today with voter registration drives, hosting candidate debates, and providing tools to educate voters.

Katherine Kingren, President of the League of Women Voters, says, “The League of Women Voters wants all obstacles to be removed to people voting. We want voters to be registered, we want them to be educated when they cast their vote, and we want them to cast their vote.”

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan group.

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