The breakfast has become a must-attend event for attorneys working in all areas of the law and in various practice settings, as a way to connect with colleagues and support the work of the Gender Equality Committee.
Connect with colleagues and support the work of the Gender Equality Committee.
This year’s breakfast speaker will be Liz Tentarelli, president, League of Women Voters NH. The League of Women Voters New Hampshire, is a non-partisan all volunteer organization whose mission is to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy. The League is a direct descendant organization of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, celebrating 100 years since its founding.
The Politics of the Women’s Suffrage Movement
The year 2020 commemorates the centennial of women’s right to vote in the form of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the culmination of 72 years of efforts by millions of women and men for women’s rights. It would be naive to think, however, that suffragists were unified in their strategies. The politics both within the suffrage movement and in the ratification process include some issues that still resonate today. Even states where there was strong public support for women’s rights claimed that women’s suffrage should come from changes in state laws and state constitutions, not from a federal amendment imposed upon the states.
Today election law is largely left up to each state, within the broad framework of federal amendments. Thus New Hampshire has same-day voter registration but not online registration, for example. Some states have independent commissions to draw their voting districts every ten years; New Hampshire does not…yet! The fight for voting rights continues.
2020 Hollman Award
Congratulations to Christina Ferrari, who has been selected to receive the 2020 Hollman Award and will be honored at the breakfast for her efforts to advance gender equality within the state’s legal community. Christina, a shareholder of Bernstein Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A., is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Business, and Healthcare Practice Groups. She represents individuals and businesses in complex litigation matters and appeals in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and in the dispute resolution process.
She is President of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association (NHWBA), and has been on the Board of the NHWBA since 2011. She previously served as the NHWBA’s Treasurer and Vice-President. Christina is also a member of the Manchester Business Council, appointed by Mayor Craig, and a member of the New Hampshire Tech Alliance’s BioMedTech Committee and Government Affairs Committee.
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February 21, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM (Eastern)
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
700 Elm Street