9:30am Thursday 6th May 2010
By St Helens Star newsdesk
ONE local women’s group is urging townsfolk to make their votes count as we enter the general election finishing straight.
The Soroptimist Club of St Helens, made up of business and professional women, want to encourage the women and young people of St Helens to use their vote and help make a difference.
A spokeswoman told the Star: “The Suffragettes in the 1920s fought for women like us to have our own vote – enabling us to decide what we want for ourselves Don’t let them have wasted their energy and in some case lives for nothing.
“Soroptimist International is non-political and non-sectarian but we say don’t sit back and waste your opportunity.
"That will lead to feeling more dissatisfied with your lot, feeling no one cares about you.
"If you have strong views about what is important to you and your families, please make your vote count.”
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