January 27, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR TULSA WOMEN WHO COULD BE PRESIDENT
League of Women Voters Seeking Nominees for May 5 Event
One year after the most contentious presidential elections in U.S. history, 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.
Honorees will be announced in March. Because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually on the League’s website: lwvtulsa.org.
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 2020 event honored 10 local women: Carlisha Williams Bradley, Kaylie Carranza, Gloria Fletcher, Maggie Hoey, Kian Kamas, Julie Lynn, Lane Matheson, Suzann Stewart, Tahira Taqi and Rose Washington.
In the past honorees have been celebrated at a ticketed cocktail party, but to accommodate pandemic precautions, this year’s event will be a free online celebration featuring comments by the honorees and those who know them best.
Nominations can be made online at lwvtulsa.org/madam-president until February 26. A $50 filing fee for nominations supports the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa. A range of sponsorships for the Madam President event are also available at the same website.
The event is being organized by Event Chair Wayne Greene and Co-Chair Karin Lackey along with League President Lynn Staggs.
The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa is a community-centered, volunteer-led, nonpartisan organization that promotes advocacy and voter engagement. Learn more at lwvtulsa.org.
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