Washington County Republican Women luncheon to celebrate women’s suffrage

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ST. GEORGE — The Washington County Republican Women are celebrating the achievements of women’s suffrage Thursday during its monthly luncheon.

“It’s our privilege to hear from Jen Christensen from the ‘Better Days 2020’ organization,” a press release from the group states. “Better Days 2020 educates on the history of Women’s suffrage celebrating the 150th year since Utah cast the first women’s vote and the 100th year since the 19th Amendment ratification.”

Better Days 2020 uses art, education and legislation to infuse awareness of the illustrious women’s history into the Utah culture of today, according to the press release. The organization gives Utahns the knowledge and tools to take control of the national narrative about women in Utah. It also serves Utah’s business, political and educational communities by supporting and encouraging women’s aspirations.

Christensen is the project manager for Better Days 2020 and has worked closely with legislators to send the Martha Cannon statue to the national statuary in Washington, D.C.

“I’m so proud Utah was the first state to let women vote and we are excited to learn more about such an important event in our history,” said Lesa Sandberg, president of the Republican Women.

The luncheon will also feature LaRene Cox, president of the Utah Federation of Republican Women and a member of the Washington County School Board. She will give the history and status of the national and state Federation of Republican Women’s groups and how to get involved.

The Washington County Republican Women’s luncheon will be held at The Best Western Abbey Inn, 1129 South Bluff St., in St. George. Attendees are encouraged to wear white to show support of women’s suffrage.

The cost is $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers if paid by Tuesday, and includes lunch. At the door, the cost is $18 for members and $21 for nonmembers. Prepay here or RSVP by calling 435-656-4361 or email wcrwmail@gmail.com.

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