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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.

Immigration Issues: Myths and Realities - November 29 Meeting

Save the date! The Programs and Civic Engagement Committee will be sponsoring a program on Thursday, November 29 from 7-9 pm on Immigration Issues: Myths and Realities. Speakers will be Ida Salusky, Ph.D, Psychology, who will be speaking on behalf of the Coalition for Immigrant National Health and Attorney Jennifer Hallett of Hallett McCann Law Group, US Immigration and Naturalization.

The program will be held at the Downers Grove Public Library. The public is invited to attend. The program will also feature a panel discussion on several aspects of this important subject and the opportunity to meet representatives of several immigrant services organizations.

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SEPTEMBER 25 NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

Your Vote Counts!

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.

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.

Members Attending LWV State & National Events

Local members at State of the State LWVIL Dinner - September 2018

Local members at LWVUS National Convention - June 2018

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.

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

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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.

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