What's currently going on in the league and our community.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Illinois granting women the right to vote in federal elections, and the League is planning exciting activities for members and the public to ensure that the enormous significance of this even is remembered and renewed throughout the state.
The countdown to the LWVIL 56th Biennium - 100 Years of Voting Power, Influence, Change - has only about 10 weeks left until the June 7th to 9th convention in Bloomington-Normal.
This convention marks a special anniversary for women's suffrage. On June 26, 1913, Illinois became the first state east of the Mississippi River to allow women to vote in national elections.
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Registration Deadline is May 28, 2013
Discussion from these sessions will inform decisions being made by the District concerning our direction and goals. Anyone who is a resident of the District is encouraged to participate. It is important that people who may NOT have children in our schools also take part in these conversations.
For the March sessions, District 203 leadership will offer a State of the District presentation that will be followed by individual and small group work activities. Participants will be asked to reflect on what they heard + what surprised and/or concerned them. That information will be shared in small groups, and then those groups will be asked to consider a series of possible topics for future sessions. By attending the first community engagement session next week, participants will have an opportunity to voice their desires for future topics. We are asking that people register, if possible, by calling 630-548-4342 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to contact our Community Relations Director, Julie Carlsen, with any questions. Her email is email@example.com or call PSAC at ext. 6815.
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GRIT: A new fact sheet explaining the need for a new tax system in Illinois has been developed and is available here.
Wanted: People who want Illinois to have a more responsive and fair fiscal policy
Needed: Enthusiasm and some of your time. The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability will provide a two hour training on how you can explain why a graduated rate income tax is needed. Utilize this information to educate your League members and the public.
Goal: A Constitutional Amendment on the Nov. 2014 ballot which would allow voters to consider a graduated rate income tax, a long held League position.
Contact: Claire McIntyre at firstname.lastname@example.org
Not only did League volunteers, members, and staff work tirelessly to ensure all eligible citizens were registered and prepared to vote in the November elections, we also worked at the local, state, and national levels on a host of other important issues.
Together we fought attempts to limit voting rights, we petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to make our air cleaner, we pressured Congress to address the influence of secret money in politics, and we worked to make our organization stronger from the grassroots up. These and the other highlights shown here represent just some of the incredible work done by our members across the country and here in Washington.