Press Release: Madam President Nominations Open for 2019

Shailaja Marion Announcement, Blog Post

February 19, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Shai Marion
918-747-7933
info@lwvtulsa.org

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR TULSA WOMEN WHO COULD BE PRESIDENT
League of Women Voters Seeking Nominees for May 7 Event

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa is now accepting nominations for Tulsa women who “could be president”. The League will honor 10 women on May 7 at its Madam President event.

Nominees must currently live in the Tulsa metro area and exhibit a commitment to leadership and community service. They may be of any age, residency status or political affiliation. The 2018 event honored 10 local women, including Lisa Regan, owner and founder of Garden Deva Sculpture; Norma Eagleton, first female Tulsa city commissioner and first female Oklahoma corporation commissioner; Mercedes Millberry Fowler, unit manager of Community Affairs at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Oklahoma; and Meg Myers Morgan, assistant professor at OU-Tulsa and the coordinator for the Master of Public Administration Program.

There is a $50 filing fee to nominate someone and this fee includes the nominee’s reservation to Madam President on May 7. Nominators can also purchase their own reservation at a discounted price at the time of nominating.

Nominations can be made online at lwvmadampresident.com until March 8.

A range of sponsorships is also available at lwvmadampresident.com.

THE EVENT
Madam President will be held on May 7 at the Agora Event Center, 1402 S. Peoria Ave., from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Honorees will be recognized for their contribution to the Tulsa community while guests enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

Tickets can be purchased at lwvmadampresident.com 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 being organized by Honorary Chair and Event Chair Lynn Staggs, along with an event committee of volunteers Emma Braselton, Karin Lackey and Lacey Thompson.

THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
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 lwvtulsa.org.