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Skit reminds of suffrage, stresses the right to vote

Oct. 02, 2012 @ 06:47 AM

HUNTINGTON -- In the midst of election season, one organization is working to remind people about the historical struggle and importance of the right to vote.

The Huntington Area League of Women Voters presented a skit titled "The Right To Vote: Why It Matters!" sponsored by the Huntington chapter of The Links at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on Monday evening. The skit is a look at the historical struggle for the right to vote, especially for women and minorities, including poll taxes, literacy tests and current national and state voter suppression efforts.

The event was co-sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women.

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