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.
WASHINGTON + The League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement following President Trump's declaration of a national emergency:
"By declaring a state of emergency, the president abuses his national emergency powers and undermines Congressional authority--all for a wasteful, ineffectual border wall that will not make our nation safer.
"The American people expect the president to fulfill his executive responsibility for sound management of public funds, not sidestep Congress in order to force funding for a border wall that the American people have not sanctioned.
"The League objects to this abusive declaration of a national emergency."
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Appetizers and a cash bar will be available at 6 p.m., with the program starting at 7 p.m.
Registration is required and can be found online at http://www.wheatonlwvil.org/; parking and program are free.
This event is part of the Civics Awareness Series created by the League of Women Voters of Wheaton and is co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove and Naperville and Cantigny Park.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:30 - 8 PM
Woodridge Public Library
All are welcome to learn about best practices in advocacy and engagement with elected officials and others you seek to influence and educate. We'll explore various methods based upon individual goals with an interactive meeting led by Hilary Denk and Audra Wilson.
Ms. Wilson is the Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL), a public policy attorney and former senior staff member for Congresswoman Robin Kelly.
Ms. Denk has engaged locally and statewide on fiscal policy, advocacy for the homeless and at risk youth, and Co-Chaired the LWVIL Issues and Advocacy Committee for three years.
Bring your questions and share your experiences!
March 3 - Downers Grove School Boards and Park District Candidates Meet & Greet, 1 - 3 PM, American Legion, 4000 Saratoga, Downers Grove
March 7 - Downers Grove Mayor and Village Council Forum, 6:45 - 9:15 PM, Downers Grove Village Hall
March 10 - Woodridge Park District, School Board, Library, and Village Trustees Candidates Meet & Greet, 2 - 4 PM, Woodridge Library 3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge
March 12 - Lisle School Board Candidates Forum, 7 - 9 PM, Lisle Village Hall
Local Elections are just as important as presidential and congressional elections. Village mayors and commissioners, library and park district officials determine service where you live. Decisions are made about how to spend your tax dollars.
Following is the video of the informative presentation.
Speakers included Dr.Ida Salusky from the Coalition for Immigrant Help; immigration and naturalization law attorneys Jennifer Hallett and Beata McCann from the Hallett McCann Law Group; and Kim Reed, immigration issues specialist from the League of Women Voters Illinois. Immigrant service organizations from Catholic Charities, Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project and Literacy DuPage provided volunteer information for participants.
Great Decisions Topics for 2019 are as follows:
Refugees and Global Migration
The Middle East: Regional Disorder
Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?
The Rise of Populism in Europe
Decoding U.S.- China Trade
India and Its Neighbors
Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
State of the State Department and Diplomacy
These meetings are not a debate; all ideas are welcome in the course of the conversation.
Twice-Monthly Evening Group--7:00 P. M. to 8:50 P.M. Organizer: Nancy Peraino firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 630 968 8706 January 21, February 4,18, March 4,18, April 1,15, May 6, 20
Morning Group--9:30 to 11:30 A.M. Organizer: Meg Kadlec email@example.com Phone: 630 969 1546 February: 5, 12, 19, 26, March: 5, 12, 19, 26, April: 2
All meetings are at the Downers Grove Public Library.
We registered students and other members of the community. The venues included Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove South HS, Hinsdale Central HS, Benet Academy, Lisle HS, Westmont HS, Benedictine University, Midwestern University, Downers Grove Public Library, and Woodridge Public Library.
Thanks and congratulations to all who made the ratification of the ERA in Illinois a reality!
If your state rep and/or senator voted yes, please call, email, or write a thank you to him or her.
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