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.
The League of Women Voters of Illinois is participating in the January 21st Women's March in Chicago. http://womens121marchonchicago.org/ You are invited to join members and friends of the League.
Meet on the west side of Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park at 9:30. Look for the LWVIL banner and familiar League faces. Click HERE for a link to the location of the Buckingham Fountain.
As LWVUS President Chris Carson noted, "this is an opportunity for the League to make our voice heard on our priorities. We march for voting rights. We march to reform money in politics. We march for health care. We march for the environment. These are our core issues, and we want to ensure they are front and center." This is a Women's March, but The League of Women Voters will be advocating for the rights of all people.
An interesting parallel to the 2017 is the March 3, 1913 Suffrage March in Washington, D.C., one day before President Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 630 968 8706.
Below are three current Observer Reports. Click on the x in front of the date.
x October 7
x October 15
x October 20
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.
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.
More information will be available shortly.