Today in 1916: Jeannette Rankin, a Republican from Missoula, Montana, becomes the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress.
American women in 19 states had no voting rights whatsoever until passage of the 19th amendment four years later. Female Montanans had full voting rights even before statehood, in 1889.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow is the 3rd annual Service and Goods Auction presented by the Columbus Music Boosters. There will be a variety of items to bid on, all donated by the community, with proceeds providing Columbus music students opportunities the district would otherwise not be able to afford. There is a cost for this event. Call Tillie at 920-623-5751 for ticket info. Pictures of auction items are on facebook – search for “CMB Service and Goods Auction.” The auction is tomorrow at 7pm at Kestrel Ridge, 900 Avalon Road in Columbus.
The Madison Institute presents a free 3-part study series on “Banking and the Federal Reserve.” Part 1 is this Saturday, November 9th, and titled “The Fed and Its Creation of Money: Does It Serve the Public Interest? Parts 2 and 3 meet November 23rd and December 7th. This study series is inspired by two books by Ellen Brown: “Web of Debt” and “The Public Bank Solution”. Beyond these, extensive use will be made of material drawn from Wikipedia, the Federal Reserve website, and other sources. This is Saturday from 9:30to 11:30am at Capitol Lakes Retirement Center, 333 W Main Street. For more info, call Kelly at 438-4178.