At its most recent luncheon meeting, The League of Women Voters of Martin County honored Deputy of Elections Outreach for the Martin County Supervisor of Elections, Kherri Anderson, with its 2017 Susan B. Anthony Award.
This award is presented annually by the League, and recognizes an individual in Martin County who exemplifies “the characteristics of Susan B. Anthony, particularly her independence, persistence, determination, devotion to her faith and her dedication to obtaining equal rights for all citizens of the United States of America.”
A longtime Martin County resident, honoree Anderson has devoted her professional life to Martin County; her duties include poll worker training and voter outreach.
Anderson received her Masters at Auburn University to professionalize the management of voter registration and elections administration in promoting and preserving public trust in the democratic process. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University.
The Susan B. Anthony Award honors women who carry on the ideals of Susan B. Anthony: encouraging informed and active participation in government, working to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy.
Susan B. Anthony was raised in a Quaker household and went on to work as a teacher before becoming a leading figure in the abolitionist and women’s voting rights movement.
She partnered with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and would eventually lead the National American Woman Suffrage Association. A dedicated writer and lecturer, she had been jailed for her efforts but persevered to become one of the most famous and respected women worldwide.
The League of Women Voters of Martin County is a non-partisan 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 does not support nor oppose any individual candidates.
For more information on the League of Women Voters of Martin County, view the website at LWVMartinCounty.org