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Reborn Women Voters League To Gather for the First Time

Erica Schwarz
Erica Schwarz

The election is over, but the next one could be different.

The Shelton Division of the Bridgeport Area League of Women Voters will hold a kick off meeting for this revived chapter of the group Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 183 Howe Ave. 

"The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of local public policy issues," said Erica Schwarz, one of the chapter founders. 

The League of Women Voters does not endorse any candidates or political parties. The goal of the organization is to increase voter knowledge and participation. The group includes both women and men.

The Bridgeport Area League of Women Voters has been inactive in Shelton for many years, but has been vibrant in its other four communities: Bridgeport, Monroe, Trumbull and Stratford. 

There, it has carried out candidates forums and voter registration drives, distributed voters guides with information from the campaigns of candidates up for election, and provided other services.

The reviving Shelton chapter is being spearheaded by Kate Pipa of Quail Court, a near lifetime resident of Shelton, and Schwarz, of Montgomery Street, who moved to Shelton from the Boston area in 2013.

The Nov. 13 meeting will include an overview of the ongoing activities of the Bridgeport Area League of Women Voters (which includes the Shelton division), and a discussion of potential Shelton-specific activities that the new group may want to pursue. All Shelton residents– including women and men - are welcome to attend the meeting.

For more information on the new Shelton division of the League of Women Voters, residents may contact Schwarz at 203-244-8373 or Erica_Schwarz@hotmail.com.

 

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