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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

A Community Conversation about the 2016 Election

Long before the election outcome was known, we sensed this was a different kind of election season. This was the first full election cycle since the gutting of the Voting Rights Act. The proliferation of social media to all generations and the large number of candidates for President also uniquely impacted this election.

We gathered to discuss three factors of this election: media, voter access and impact of third party candidates.

College of DuPage Board Observations - New This Year

The League of Women Voters has seven local chapters with members who reside in and pay taxes for COD District 502. Four of the seven local League chapters have formed a coalition of interested members to observe and create Observer Reports. We will be regularly posting the Observer Reports for all to read.

Below are three current Observer Reports. Click on the x in front of the date.

x October 7

x October 15

x October 20

What's New?

LWV BUSY OCTOBER - Voter Registration, Candidate Forums, & Voter Education

We have been active. In coordination with the Downers Grove Area AAUW, we have registered 521 people to vote this year. Far more than that had important questions answered.

Mock Elections

A team of LWV and AAUW members sponsored/facilitated Mock Elections at five area High Schools. Schools were Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South, Lisle, Downers North, and Benet.

Great Decisions Discussion Group

The Great Decisions Discussion Group is open to all. Please contact Nancy Peraino for additional information and reading materials -, 630 968 8706.

The Woodridge Library 2017 meeting schedule for AM Great Decisions group is February 7, February 14, February 22, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 22, March 28, & April 4. The group meets from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and the Monitor is Meg Kadlec,, 630 969 1546.

The Downers Grove Library 2017 meeting schedule for PM Great Decisions group is January 31, February 14, February 28, March 14, March 27, April 11, April 24, May 9, May 30. The group meets from 7:00 PM to 8:50 PM and the Monitor is Nancy Peraino,, 630 968 8706.