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Getting the (Female) Vote Out via 'Vision 2020'

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Photo: U.S. Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons
Suffrage parade, New York City, May 6, 1912

Organizers behind Vision 2020 have set for themselves a bold goal: 100 percent turnout of eligible women voters in the November 2020 national election.

Launched after a meeting last month at Drexel University that sought "to bring about political parity for women," a group of women from Southwest Florida helped shape the project, and will bring a Vision 2020 National Congress to Florida next year. The effort is making a push in Florida through local organizations including the League of Women Voters and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.

Friday at 1 p.m. on Gulf Coast Live, Vision 2020 founder and president Lynn Yeakel joins the program to talk about the how the project came together and will seek to turn out all eligible women voters within the next four years. 

Yeakel, who lives for part of the year on Sanibel, is speaking about Vision 2020 at a Saturday event in Fort Myers.

Matthew Smith is a reporter and producer of WGCU’s Gulf Coast Live.
Julie Glenn is the News Director and the host of Gulf Coast Live. She joined the WGCU team in November of 2016 to expand the Gulf Coast Live call-in radio show from once a week to five days a week. Since then, the show has been recognized in state and regional competitions and has featured artists, political leaders, historians, environmental experts, doctors, local reporters, and national and international scholars. After leading the station's award-winning coverage of Hurricane Irma in September of 2017, Julie was named Interim News Director. In January of 2018, she launched WGCU's first podcast: Grape Minds.