Gauging 2008 as a “watershed year” for women in American politics, the Western Carolina Women’s Coalition will mark the 88th anniversary of the August 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution by hosting a gathering of mothers, daughters and granddaughters on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 24. Paula Wolf, a Raleigh-based nonprofit lobbyist with considerable experience in advocacy and public policy, will be the guest speaker.
Wolf has been repeatedly ranked as one of the most influential lobbyists in the N.C. General Assembly, in rankings compiled by the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research in Raleigh. Among her nonprofit experiences, she has served as a political consultant for the National Education Association, as chief lobbyist for the Covenant with North Carolina’s Children, and as lead lobbyist for the implementation of the state/federal children’s health-insurance program.
Sunday’s program, “Politics 2008: Women Front and Center,” begins at 4 p.m. and is open to the public. It will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Charlotte Street in Asheville.
— Nelda Holder, associate editor