Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work!

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.

What's New?

NEW FORMAT IN NOVEMBER - We are hosting a Drinks and Discussion session on Wednesday, Nov 18th at 6:30 PM, to talk informally about the Budget Impasse in Springfield. The meeting is at The NEAT Kitchen, a restaurant/bar at 246 N. Cass Avenue in Westmont ( Light appetizers will be provided. Dinner and a great variety of beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks are available for purchase. There will be cheat sheets on the tables to aid our discussion, and you can become familiar with the topic beforehand using the link below to watch the short presentation prepared by the Illinois League. flyer
Thursday, November 19, the DuPage County LWV will host "Heroin, the Human Story", at the Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S Blanchard Rd, Wheaton, from 7 + 9 pm. The speaker is Felicia Miceli who lost her 24 year old son, Louis because of heroin overdose.

Independent Maps Petition Drive

We are collecting signatures on a petition to get a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot to change the current system of redistricting of state senate and representative districts to a system supporting an independent redistricting commission to draw the lines. Questions call Nancy at 630-968-8706 or Kitty at 630-968-3616.

Informative October Meeting

An informative panel of local elected officials told their stories at the October meeting about how they became involved in being community activists.

Voter Registration

456 students at five area high schools were registered to vote during the September National Voter Registration activities.

"I've been reviewing the League's overall impact on National Voter Registration Day 2015, and noticed that the Downers Grove/Woodridge League was incredibly successful. Congratulations on registering so many voters! Just wanted to say, great work. We appreciate you!" Maggie Bush, Senior Elections Manager, League of Women Voters of the U.S.

Great Decisions Discussion Group

The Great Decisions Discussion Group is open to all and meets at the Downers Grove Public Library. Please contact Nancy Perino for additional information and reading materials. 630 968 8706

This years program will be held at the Downers Grove Library. The 8 topic program runs from January to May for evening groups, morning groups meet only in February and March.

2016 Schedule for 9:30-11:30 a.m. group: Feb. 2, Feb. 8, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29,

2016 Schedule for 7-8:50 p.m. group: Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24,

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