Georgia played a key role in establishing the cou ntry's central banking system, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is one of a dozen regional banks that helps set national monetary policy. It's much more of a grassroots operation than you might think.
Georgia Trend - July 2006
Measured against today's membership, the first meeting of the League of Women Voters of Georgia was a small one. The year was 1920 and 22 women's suffrage activists from around the state gathered in the Atlanta home of Emily C. McDougald to found an organization that would encourage women to take advantage of their newly-gained right to vote, which became law that same year.