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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

The current Illinois General Assembly will be returning to Springfield for the Fall Veto Session on Wednesday November 19th for three days and again from December 2nd through December 4th. There will also likely be a lame duck session in early January.

ACTION NEEDED

Please urge your state representative to:

  • work to postpone a House vote on SB 16 or any similar bill during the November veto or January lame duck sessions and support amending the bill during the 2015 Spring session when the newly-elected legislature will be sworn in.

  • insist that further public hearings on SB 16 be held. Local school districts and the communities they serve are only now learning of the potential impact that SB 16 may have on their district.

  • vote NO if an attempt is made to amend the legislation to shift pension costs onto local districts. insist that improved school funding be attached to any revised school formula.

To search for your current legislators' contact information using your address, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website here.

For more information, please go to: Illinois State Board of Education Another non-partisan source:Edge Illinois

Voices of the League

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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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