Two hundred forty-three years ago on July 2, 1776, the American colonies voted to declare independence. Two days later, on July 4, 1776, the same group adopted the language of what is now known as the Declaration of Independence. This holiday weekend begins with a timeless passage.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
This 4th of July we celebrate our nation work, our troops and the country's stand against tyranny. As League, we support equality under the law. We are the voice for those who can't speak and strive for a country that includes humane treatment for all people.
I'm kicking off our regular Voter-Eblasts and link to our updated LWVNapa website. I look forward to talking to you about strengthening our allies in democracy, register/pre-register voters, and encouraging civic engagement.
We couldn't do this work without you. Thank you for your generosity of spirit, and for standing with us to shape the next century of the League of Women Voters.
Veda Florez President, LWVNapa