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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.

Sex Trafficking In DuPage County: Recognizing the Problem and Responding as a Community

Great attendance! Thank you to all who participated in this forum.

The LWV has long held a position to address human trafficking and in particular sex trafficking in our country. Our expert panel included Sgt. Rich Hawkins, DuPage County Sheriff Department, Frank Massolini, Founder and Director of Anne's House, and Eric Nelson, Executive Director of Administer Justice.

Voter Information and Preparation for Election on April 4

Many forums will be sponsored prior to the April 4 Election.

March 1 - Lisle Community Unit School District #202 School Board Candidate Forum at the Lisle Village Hall Board Room from 7-9 pm.

March 8 - Woodridge Village Trustees Candidate Forum at the Woodridge Village Hall Board Room from 7-9 pm.

March 14 - Lisle Municipal Candidate Forum (Mayor, Village Clerk, Trustees) at the Lisle Village Hall Board Room from 7-9 pm.

March 25 - Downers Grove School District 99 and 58 School Board Candidates Meet and Greet at Lincoln Center, Downers Grove, at 3 pm.

THE WOMEN'S MARCH - We Were There!

JOIN US BY BECOMING A MEMBER!

Our community is like many others across the country that is bursting with interest in local, state and national issues. We are working hard to channel that energy into community involvement and look forward to harnessing the talent and concern for the future of our country to expand the influence and reach of the LWV. We welcome all people, 16 and over, as members and are happy to answer your questions at any time.

Great Decisions Discussion Group

The Great Decisions Discussion Group is open to all. Please contact Nancy Peraino for additional information and reading materials - perainoporsche@comcast.net, 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, meg.kadlec@gmail.com, 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, perainoporsche@comcast.net, 630 968 8706.

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.

Gol to section on Observer Reports to view the reports.

STRANDED BY THE STATE - Chronicle of the Impact of the Ongoing Budget Impact

We encourage you to watch the following documentary segments and take action as suggested by the Responsible Budget Coalition in the link after the movie link.

https://www.kartemquin.com/films/stranded-by-the-state

http://www.responsiblebudget.org/takeaction