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The campaign for women’s right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were the key players in New Hampshire and the nation? What issues and obstacles did they face? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women’s suffrage amendment? Who was left out when women got the right to vote? Using historic photos and documents, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey. Liz is president of the League of Women Voters NH, a non-partisan organization that is the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Liz Tentarelli had a career spanning over 30 years teaching high school and college students, including 19 years at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. Liz has been a member of the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, for more than 25 years and president of the state League since 2009. The League is a direct descendant organization of the women’s suffrage movement. Liz was appointed in 2015 by Governor Maggie Hassan to serve on the Citizens Advisory Board to the NH Correctional Facility for Women. She has presented courses on the issues surrounding female incarceration through Adventures in Learning (Colby-Sawyer College) and OLLI in Concord and Manchester. Liz has held appointed offices in two town governments and served 12 years as an elected library trustee in Newbury, NH. In 2016 she joined the board of the NH Library Trustees Association, where she now serves on the Education Committee.