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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.

Time For Action

Virtual Rally Day, March 27, 2014

ACTION NEEDED: On Thursday, March 27th, please contact your State Representative to urge him or her to SUPPORT HJRCA33 and your State Senator to urge SUPPORT for SJRCA40.

Legislation (HJRCA33/SJRCA40) is pending in Springfield which would put a constitutional amendment on the 2014 General Election ballot creating a fairer tax by allowing for higher rates on higher incomes and lower rates on lower incomes.

If you are not going to Springfield, please call or send a message to your legislator on March 27th to let him or her know that you support the fair and graduated rate income tax. Tell them: that Illinois cannot cut its way out of its current fiscal problems without damaging services important to Illinois families; that fiscal austerity must be balanced with new revenue; that you want the opportunity to make your voice heard in November by voting on the proposed Constitutional Amendment to allow a fair and graduated rate income tax.

To find your legislators, search the interactive map on the Illinois State Board of Elections website using your address.

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Voices of the League

On our blog, Voices of the League, we cover a variety of topics ranging from our work at all levels of the League, including emphasizing work accomplished in local communities across the country on our priority issues, marking important national developments, highlighting the work being done to grow and strengthen the League, and so much more. We hope you'll take the time to see what we've been up to each month during 2013 through this roundup.

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LWV Naperville Now Accepts Online Donations

The League of Women Voters of Naperville is now accepting online donations and membership dues payments. If you are new to Naperville and want to join the league you can also do that online.

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