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.

Voter Information and Preparation for Election on April 4

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

March 20 - College of DuPage Board of Trustee Candidate Forum, College of DuPage, Room SR 2000, from 3:30-6:00 pm.

March 25 - Downers Grove School Districts 99, 68, and 58 School Board Candidates Meet and Greet at Lincoln Center, Downers Grove, at 3 pm.

The two Woodridge Candidate Forums for Woodridge Village Trustees and School District 68 Candidates will be shown each day until Election Day, April 4, on Woodridge Channel 6 at 10AM, 3PM, 6PM, and 9PM. The YouTube links are as follows:

School District 68 Candidates - https://youtu.be/glEYa5z0A5k

Woodridge Village Trustees - https://youtu.be/mYohp-esTsE

LWV Elmhurst held a Candidate Forum in February. The first one-half hour of the Forum features the candidates for the College of DuPage Board of Trustees. The following link will give you information from the Forum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJT1z5NfpAg

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.

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

CHECK OUT THE NEW March 16, 2017 OBSERVER REPORT

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

March 4 LWV-Illinois Issues Meeting

The focus of the meeting was Making Democracy Work for Justice. One plenary session was on There's a Better Way: Making the Case for an Evidence-Based Funding Model for Illinois Schools. Learn about this model from speaker Ralph Martire, Executive Director, Center for Tax & Budget Accountability.

Evidence-Based Funding Model

NEW MEMBERS

We are welcoming many new members this year. Dues are now being taken for 2018 at $70/year. Students may join for $35/year.

Check out the Membership section of this Website and download an application for membership.