A celebration of women voters was held on the Warrick County courthouse lawn on Saturday in celebration of the 19th amendment passing 100 years ago.
The Nasty Women of Warrick County organzined the “I Have a Say” event and at this celebration, Hoosiers got the opportunity to hear from a few local politicians, including the democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor.
“52 percent of the population of the state of indiana are women," said Linda Lawson. "Women can make all the difference in the world in this vote. Absolutely, in this election, women can carry this.”
And The Nasty Women of Warrick County took the opportunity to chant and walk a lap around the court house in celebration of the hundred years women have had the right to vote.
Stephanie Gerhardt - Captain of the nasty women of Warrick county
“So the March was part of our commemorating of the 19th amendment, and we just wanted to do a memorial walk in honor of that," said captain of the Warrick County Nasty Women, Stephanie Gerhardt. "It’s a celebration of women voters. Bringing us together to honor those who fought for us.”
And after the march celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage, the democratic candidate for Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor spoke about how important it was to get to come to our tri-state to speak to this group of women.
“Because every woman in the state of indiana has a voice and they deserve to be heard, and the issues are the same, and the reasons that women get involved in these situations are the same in Hammond, Indiana, Brown County, Indiana , as they are in Warrick county, exactly the same," said Laswon.
After this celebration, Lawson made her way to Evansville to meet with River City voters and speak to them about the issues the Hoosier state faces.