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Over 200 participants, dressed in suffragist style and carrying signs and banners, marched in Terre Haute, August 27, 2012, in a Women's Day Equality March organized by The League of Women Voters of Vigo County and a community steering committee.
The event, co-sponsored by local businesses, celebrated the ninety-second anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and included inspirational remarks and speeches, presentation of yellow roses to women who have voted consistently for many years, voter registration and a collection of donated items for a local charity.
Carolyn Callecod, president of the League of Women Voters of Vigo County, had this to say about the event: "The Women's Day Equality March was the community's way of showing our respect for those ladies that suffered and endured so much in order for all women to have the right to vote. To honor these women's sacrifice and hard work, it is the League of Women Voters' hope that all women will use this precious right in all the elections to come."
You may have seen the sign that inspires my title. It appears at every Goodwill outlet,"Donate. Shop. Repeat." In matters of citizenship, the pattern seems a good one to imitate.
Having recently attended the Athenaeum program featuring Jill Bolte Taylor, neurologist, Sandy Sasso, rabbi, and Carrie Newcomer, folk singer, followed one week later by my first experience at a Healing the Heart of Democracy discussion circle, I feel certain that honest talking, deep listening, and the repetition of same are keys to civic life in a democracy. How do we talk honestly and listen deeply? Read more