"Why Courts Matter" will be the topic of an upcoming town hall hosted by the League of Women Voters of Centre County.
The event will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Penns Valley Area High School auditorium, 4545 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills.
It's the first of four town halls that will be hosted by LWVCC in 2019-20 to to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote and the founding of the League of Women Voters.
Panelists at Wednesday's forum will include Centre County Court of Common Pleas Judge Katie Oliver, Centre County Magisterial District Judge Tom Jordan, Centre County District Attorney Bernie Cantorna and attorney Stephanie Cooper.
The panel will discuss what they do to serve the residents of Centre County, how the court system works and its importance in citizens' daily lives, even if they never set foot in a courtroom.
Audience members will be able to pose their questions during a Q&A session.
For 100 years, the League of Women Voters has worked to empower, educate and protect voters and their most precious right – the right to vote, the right that protects all other rights," according to a LWVCC press release. "Our court system has a great deal to do with protecting voting rights of all U.S. citizens."