Madam President 2020 Nominations Open

Shailaja Marion Announcement, Blog Post

Jan. 31, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   

Media Contacts:
Shai Marion
(918) 747-7933
[email protected]

Wayne Greene
(918) 804-3025
[email protected]

League of Women Voters Seeking Nominees for May 7 Event

With the 2020 election just around the corner, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa is looking for northeastern Oklahoma women who could be president. The League will honor 10 women at the Madam President event, 5:30 p.m. May 5 at the Agora Event Center, 1402 S. Peoria Ave.

Nominees must currently live in northeastern Oklahoma and exhibit a commitment to leadership and community service. They may be of any age, residency status or political affiliation. The 2019 event honored 10 local women:  Melissa Abdo, Rachel Anderson, Elaine Elsloo Dodd, Kathleen Kastelic, Laurie Koller, Sangita Patel, Kuma Roberts, Amy Santee, Amanda Shankle-Knowlton, and Sabrina Ware.

There is a $50 filing fee for nominations. The fee covers the nominee’s reservation to the May 5 event. Nominators can also purchase their own reservation at a discounted price at the time of nominating.

Nominations can be made online at until Feb. 28.

A range of sponsorships is also available at

Madam President honorees will be celebrated at a victory event featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

Tickets can be purchased at and are $100 for a general reservation, $75 for League of Women Voters members, and $50 for young professionals under the age of 21. All proceeds will support the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa.

The event is organized by Event Chair Wayne Greene and Co-Chair Katie Beasley along with League Tulsa President Lynn Staggs.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that:

  • Encourages informed and active participation in government;
  • Works to increase understanding of major public policy issues; and
  • Influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters works at the local, state and national levels. The League’s work is guided by the principles of representative government as outlined in the United States Constitution which helps define the League’s standards for individual rights and the proper role of government. Learn more at

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