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Martha Patzer
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August 4, 2010

League Celebrates 90th Anniversary Around the World

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Women Voters of the U.S. is co-hosting a series of events with valued partners around the world to celebrate its 90th Anniversary.

For the first event, scheduled for August 9th and 10th in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the League has partnered with Fundación Directorio Legislativo to discuss the importance of strengthening the work of the women’s caucuses with elected women in Argentina.;

Directorio Legislativo is a nonprofit organization that since 1999 has worked in generating, analyzing, and disseminating legislative information of public interest, promoting transparency and responsibility in Argentina.;

The program includes presentations by former Argentine Senator, María Cristina Perceval; former senator from Colombia, Cecilia López Montaño, and former congresswoman from Perú, Ana Elena Townsend.

Representing the League of Women Voters is Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director and Senior Director of Global Democracy Programs.;

This event is a follow up to the successful conference Women in the Americas:; Paths to Political Power, held in 2007 and the 2008 publication: A Report Card on Women in Political Leadership.

The next event will be held in Ganja, Azerbaijan, on August 24 and 25th with former LWVUS president Kay Maxwell and former national board member Xandra Kayden. ;

Other events are planned to take place in Colombia, Brazil, and Kenya.; The series will conclude in April 2011.

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