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Russian Hacking and the Illinois State Board of Elections
The recent federal indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officials revealed information about the hacking of the Illinois voting system in 2016. The report by the Illinois State Board of Elections (from August 2016) does not contain many details, but the latest accusations allege that the Russian agents hacked into state election boards using malware to steal voter information. This includes data such as names and emails, but votes were not impacted. READ MORE.
A Citizenship Question is Bad for our Census
The Commerce Department is proposing a question that asks the citizenship status on the 2020 Census. This decision is bad for the census, bad for our communities and bad for America.
Every community relies on Census data — from apportioning our national representatives to making decisions about public safety and neighborhood resources — this information impacts every aspect of our lives. A fair and accurate count lets our leaders and businesses make sound investment decisions that keep our communities thriving. READ MORE
LWV in Womens March Chicago's Partner Spotlight
LWV is honored to selected by Women's March Chicago for their Partner Spotlight in a recent newsletter. READ the article.
Illinois Voter Guide
To help voters learn about candidates before heading to the polls, the League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL) is excited to announce its launch of the Illinois Voter Guide. The guide, available at www.IllinoisVoterGuide.org, empowers voters across the state to access candidate information up and down the ballot in every precinct. Voters can find their ballot, learn about candidates, and print out their choices so they are prepared when they vote.
One of the primary complaints about low turnout in local elections is a lack of knowledge about who's on the ballot and their positions. With that in mind, the Illinois Voter Guide functions as an online voter tool to provide critical information about what's on the ballot in national, state and local elections. READ MORE.
Our Annual Appeal is now in process. We used email to make the request to all members. Your support is vital to our work. Click on the links below to donate:
To Support the LWVIL's advocacy and lobbying on Public Policy issues -- a gift of this kind is NOT tax-deductible
To Give to LWVIL's Education Fund to support Civic Education and Voter Service -- a gift of this kind IS tax-deductible
Donations by check are also welcome! Please make your check payable to the League of Women Voters of Illinois Education Fund if you want your donation to be tax deductible, otherwise LWVIL will suffice. Be sure to note that it is for the Annual Appeal in the memo line.
Jean Pierce, LWVIL Board Membership/Leadership Co-Chair, and Bonnie Cox, LWVIL President, personally delivered the official "Moderator Training" certificates to these LWV-Jackson County (Carbondale and area) members during their "downstate swing" to leagues with meetings in Champaign, Edwardsville, Springfield, and Quincy in addition to Carbondale. Jan Dorner, LWVIL Voter Service Chair and Missey Wilhelm, LWV Wheaton, provided the training earlier this year.
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