SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 24, 2019 Governor Wolf Encourages Pennsylvanians to Register to Vote in Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Pennsylvania Voting & Elections, Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, today Governor Tom Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians to register to vote.“Voting is a precious right in our democracy and there’s no better way to honor Pennsylvania’s trailblazers than encouraging everyone you know to register to vote,” said Governor Wolf.Pennsylvanians are reminded of the availability of Online Voter Registration as a convenient option to register to vote.On June 24, 1919, the Pennsylvania General Assembly voted to provide women the right to vote. As part of the 100th anniversary commemoration, Pennsylvania’s original document ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be on display in the Capitol Rotunda from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM today.The document and other historical records on loan from the Pennsylvania State Archives will be available for public viewing during a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Legislature’s vote for women’s suffrage.Later today, First Lady Frances Wolf will celebrate by ringing the Justice Bell in Washington Memorial Hall in Valley Forge National Historical Park. The Justice Bell, a replica of the Liberty Bell, was created in 1915 to campaign for women’s suffrage across the nation. The first lady will be joined by Alexandra “Sandy” Tatnall, a descendant of Katherine Wentworth Ruschenberger who commissioned the Justice Bell, and Maria Bomersbach, president of Washington Memorial Heritage Board of Directors and chair of Justice Bell 2020.A logo featuring the Justice Bell was created for organizations to use to mark all efforts to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage. The state also created PA.gov/Women-Vote to serve as the destination for learning more about the state’s women who were integral in the suffrage movement. The site also compiles a list of suffrage events statewide and tells the story of suffrage’s Quaker roots.Women’s suffrage centennial events will take place across Pennsylvania through the anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s full ratification in 2020. Participants are encouraged to share photos using the #PAWomensSuffrage100 on social media to mark the occasion.
(REUTERS) – AUSTRALIA’S National Rugby League (NRL) is determined to resume its 2020 season on May 28 despite misgivings by one of its broadcasters due to the coronavirus pandemic, the league commission chairman Peter V’Landys said on Friday.The NRL, the most popular winter sport in Australia’s eastern coastal states, was interrupted after two rounds but said this month it would return in May, although no details were given of how the season would be structured.After one of the league’s two broadcasters Channel Nine – which pays A$185 million ($117 million) a year for television rights – described the resumption date as “premature”, V’Landys said he was convinced it would be safe to play.“This is like a boxing match, you take a few blows to the head, a few body blows, but you save your best punches to the end,” he said in an interview on a Channel Nine programme.“I think you’ll find on May 28 we will start and we won’t be a problem.”V’Landys, the head of the independent board that oversees the game, said he also expected to make a decision on Friday on the length of the season, a point of difference between Nine and fellow NRL broadcaster Foxtel.“We have two different broadcasters, one has a different view to the other. Today is D-Day for me. A decision will be made as to the length of the season,” he added.“We will meet our contractual obligation to the broadcasters but a decision has to be made.”Australia has so far avoided the high coronavirus death toll of other countries, with only 78 deaths, largely as a result of tough restrictions on movement that have brought public life to a standstill.V’Landys said he was confident it was much safer to resume the league now with the rate of infection dropping.“The facts are for the last 12 days in New South Wales the infection rate has been less than 1%. When we suspended play on the last round the infection rate was 25.5%,” he said.“The health experts then said we could play, so what’s the difference? The difference is that it’s much safer now and it’ll be safer in five weeks than it ever has been.“Why are we going to rob our fans and players because of scaremongering and alarmist rhetoric?”
Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United manager David Moyes is to blame for the saga surrounding star forward Wayne Rooney.Mourinho, speaking ahead of Chelsea’s clash with United on Monday, responded to questions about getting a fiery reception at Old Trafford because of his Rooney interest by putting the heat on Moyes.“They are against me?” Mourinho is quoted as saying in the Telegraph. “But I didn’t say [to Rooney] you will be a second-choice for me. And they are against me?“We are trying to get a player that a manager told ‘You will be a second option’ for him. We are not going for [Robin] van Persie.“They don’t have to be against me. If I say Ramires is a second option for me and he plays when Lampard is tired or injured, if someone comes here to get Ramires, nobody is upset When asked if Moyes was to blame for the ongoing transfer speculation around Rooney, Mourinho said: “Of course.” The Blues boss, though, did attempt to smooth over his abrasive comments as he prepares to face an early Premier League title test at United.“In every big team, I am not criticising, you have first options and second options, and those second options must be very good players,” he said. “Of course big teams must have second choices. Big players too. The point is if the players are happy to accept that situation.“It means they have a fantastic squad. Fantastic. I was playing against them last year. He [Rooney] was on the bench and he [Ferguson] was playing Van Persie, [Danny] Welbeck, [Shinji] Kagawa. The squad is amazing. So it is natural that some players have to be second-choice.”