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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.

What's New?

LWV of Downers Grove/Woodridge/Lisle Co-Sponsors Public Forum on Illinois Budget Impasse As the state budget impasse in Illinois drags on, people who rely on state social services are being harmed and social service organizations may not recover from the cuts needes to stay open. Hear the stories that aren't covered by our media and discuss possible solutions at a public forum, May 16 at 7:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Downers Grove. The attached flier provides details. All are welcome.

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.

Voter Registration

A team of LWV and AAUW registrars registered 375 students at Hinsdale Central High School, Downers Grove North and South High Schools, Benet Academy, Lisle High School, and Brookdate Senior Living during the first two weeks in February.

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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