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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.

American Association of People with Disabilities' REV UP Week

LWV Marches in the Downers Grove 4th of July Parade

NEW MEMBERS - JOIN A GROWING AND INVOLVED LEAGUE

We are welcoming many new members this year. Since November, we have welcomed 30 new members. Our membership has increased to 70 members. Dues are now being taken for 2018 at $70/year. Students may join for $35/year. Dues for two members of the same household are $105.

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

Observer Corp for Local Governmental Units - Updated

Starting this spring, a corp of members from the LWV of Downers Grove, Woodridge, and Lisle are observing local governmental units. We want to provide a community service that not only informs, but leads to active participation in local government. Approximately 12 members have been trained to observe and record what happens at board meetings.

The following units of government will be observed: High School District 99, Elementary District 58, Lisle Township, Downers Grove Library, Woodridge Library, Downers Grove Park District, and Village of Downers Grove. Other units may be added in the future.

Check out the most recent reports.

Downers Grove Village Council July 18, 2017

Woodridge Public Library June 21, 2017

High School District 99 June 19, 2017

Downers Grove Library Board June 28, 2017

Downers Grove Library Foundation Board June 28, 2017

Downers Grove District 58 July 10, 2017

College of DuPage Board Observations - New This Year

CHECK OUT THE NEW June 22, 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.

June 22, 2017

CHECK OUT THE RECENT PROGRAMS BELOW

Annual Meeting

Members met for Brunch to celebrate a very successful year. A Year in Review was presented, new officers were affirmed, and recognitions made.

How To Discuss Controversial Topics: A Civics Lesson

This interactive program was led by League of Women Voters members and civics educators to provide tools and techniques we could all use to discuss contentious or controversial issues.

We Marched for Equal Pay and Had Fun!

SPONSORED BY: DOWNERS GROVE AREA AAUW & LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS IN DOWNERS GROVE, WOODRIDGE, & LISLE

We enjoyed an evening with friends and demonstrated active support of Equal Pay for Women.

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.