91oZHYSO3gLWOOD RIVER – In honor of 2020 being the centennial of women receiving the right to vote, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) partnered with librarians at the Caseyville Public Library to choose a book highlighting the movement for Illinois Senate Women’s Caucus members to read to students throughout the state.

“The book they selected perfectly explained the hardships women have gone through to get the same constitutional rights as men, in a way that children of all ages can understand,” Crowe said. “We are so fortunate to have dedicated, competent librarians at the Caseyville Public Library serving the learning needs of Metro East residents.”

Before the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools for the academic year, all 21 members of the Senate Women’s Caucus were given a copy of “A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights” by Kate Hannigan under the recommendation of Caseyville Library to read to students to promote education on women’s voting rights.

With respect to the state’s social distancing guidelines, several members recorded a video of them reading the book in the comfort of their homes. The compilation video has been shared with several school and library districts to be communicated with students.

To watch the video, click here.

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