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Share your story for National Democracy Week

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23rd May 2018 

Image of suffragettesJust a few days remain for people to send in their stories about influential and inspirational women in Powys.

National Democracy Week will kick off on Monday 2 July 2018 with the theme Suffrage Centenary to mark 100 years since women won the right to vote and the 90th anniversary of the 1928 Equal Franchise Act which gave women the same voting rights as men.

To celebrate, Powys County Council wants to hear your stories about influential and inspirational women in Powys. We aim to feature a selection of your stories on our social media platforms and other forms of publicity during Democracy Week in July.

The influential women could come from any walk of life, past or present. For example, it could be a women from the suffragette movement or someone today who is a community leader, politician, volunteer, charity spokeswomen or local celebrity.

Portfolio Holder Portfolio Holder for Corporate Governance, Housing and Public Participation Cllr James Evans said: "National Democracy Week is a fantastic opportunity to highlight influential women in Powys and celebrate achievements from women who have made a difference in their community."

Write to us with your stories by Friday 1 June, 2018 to, or via post to: Democracy Services, County Hall, Spa East Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG.

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