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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.

SEPTEMBER 25 NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

Your Vote Counts!

Look for LWV members at local libraries and schools. We will be registering students and other members of the community. The venues include 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.

SAVE THE DATES FOR MEET AND GREET CANDIDATES FOR NOVEMBER 6 ELECTION!

We are excited to have many local candidates participating in our Meet and Greet. More may be added in the future.

Time to Vote

Sunday, October 7, 3-5 PM, Goodwin Hall Atrium, Benedictine University

DuPage County Board Chairman: Lynn LaPlante DuPage County Clerk: Jean Kaczmarek DuPage County Board District #2: Elizabeth Chaplin, Steve Nero DuPage County Board District #3: Julie Renehan, Greg Hart, Martin T. Tully DuPage County Board District #4: Hadiya Afzal DuPage County Board District #5: Dawn DeSart, Sadia G. Covert, Patricia Gustin, Janice Marie Anderson DuPage Forest Preserve President: Daniel Hebreard DuPage Forest Preserve District #3: Irfan M. Ibrahim 18th Judicial Circuit: Jeffrey M. Jacobson, Linda Davenport

Sunday, October 21, 3-5 PM, Goodwin Hall Atrium, Benedictine University

6th Congressional District: Sean Casten 11th Congressional District: Bill Foster 21st Legislative District: Laura Ellman and Michael G. Connelly (strong yes, but working on schedule) 24th Legislative District: Suzanne Glowiak and Chris Nybo 41st Legislative District: Bridget Fitzgerald 47th Representative District: James Caffrey 48th Representative District: Terra Costa Howard

For Parking and Building Locations, please see the link http://www.ben.edu/about/location.cfm http://www.ben.edu/about/location.cfm which is the campus map of Benedictine University. Guests should enter the campus at the entrance indicating #1, park at #7 and attend the event in Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business #8.

MARCH TO THE POLLS

The Women's March Chicago returns to Grant Park to rally and march as early voting gets underway. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 13, 2018 and "March to the Polls 2018" to celebrate first time voters and inspire voter turnout!

National Convention in Chicago

Local members participated in the national convention for the LWV.

Illinois Ratified the ERA!

From Illinois LWV - We testified, we marched, we wrote letters, we called, we lobbied, we spoke out, we used social media, we used print media, we broadcast, we rallied and we persisted a long, long, long time...and we did it!

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.

2019 Great Decisions - Two Groups

Twice-Monthly Evening Group--7:00 P. M. to 8:50 P.M. Organizer: Nancy Peraino perainoporsche@comcast.net 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 meg.kadlec@gmail.com Phone: 630 969 1546 February: 5, 12, 19, 26, March: 5, 12, 19, 26, April: 2

All meetings will be at the Downers Grove Public Library. 2019 Topics will be posted later.

Our Voices Were Heard During The Equal Pay Rally - April 10

We Want Equal Pay!

Crimes Against Women and Children: A Community Response

An informative and well attended program was held February 21
Crimes Against Women and Children: A Community Response.

Civics in Action Series: Gerrymandering

Informative Meeting

We were fortunate to have panel members active in the re-districting reform in Illinois. Panel Members - Jeff Raines, Martha Kantor, and Jay Young

For more information:

http://www.CHANGEIL.org - @CHANGEIL on Twitter & @CHANGEIllinois on FB http://www.commoncause.org/IL - @CommonCauseIL on Twitter

View the event through this Facebook link.

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NEW MEMBERS - JOIN A GROWING AND INVOLVED LEAGUE

We are welcoming many new members this year. Our membership has increased to 85 members. Dues are now being taken for 2019 at $70/year. Students may join for $20/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.

EXISTING MEMBERS - PLEASE PAY 2018-2019 DUES IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE THIS.