Issues Briefing 2018 Recap
Bridging Divides: Cultivating Common Ground for Action
Over 150 dedicated league members and friends braved the snowy weather on February 10 to get together and explore ways to make democracy work better for individuals in our country at a time so many issues divide, distract and hamper progress toward getting anything done.
Distinguished speakers discussed pervasive problems and solutions during the all day event. Both morning and afternoon plenary sessions were livestreamed on our Facebook page. Speaker bios, presentations and videos of the various breakout sessions will be posted HERE.
Gerrymandering Survey Responses on Fair Maps Released by IL Redistricting Collaborative
Ahead of the March Primary candidates for governor in both parties were given the opportunity to demonstrate to voters their commitment to fair and independent maps. The LWVIL was one of the organizations involved in crafting the survey. READ MORE
2018 Women's March to the Polls
On January 20, 300,000 women and allies marched in downtown Chicago, Springfield and other places across the state and the country to kick off the March to the Polls in advance of the 2018 elections.
The League was eloquently represented by Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley during the rally portion of the event. Read her inspiring words HERE.
Use #LWVILMarchestothePolls to share your photos and stories!
While LWV Illinois Remain Vigilant after Dissolution of Pence - Kobach Commission
Chicago, IL – The League of Women Voters of Illinois recognizes the end of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, but warns that ongoing threats to voting rights remain, including the Department of Homeland Security taking over the commission's mandate. READ MORE.
League Supports the Dream Act
Washington, D.C. – League of Women Voters sent a memo to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the Dream Act. Read it HERE.
League Opposes Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017
Washington, D.C. – League of Women Voters sent a memo to the U.S. House of Representatives in opposition of H.R. 38, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. Read it HERE.
This bill passed the House 231 to 198. Click HERE to see how your Rep voted.
The Senate version of the bill is S.446 and is currently still in committee.
Online Voter Guide Coming Soon
Our online voter guide is now live. Click the Voter Guide button on this page to see it!
The Voter Guide currently has federal and statewide races only
BallotReady/CivicEngine is the company supporting this. LWVILEF intended for this site to be up before early voting started, which was supposed to be February 8. Because of challenges to some candidates being on the March primary ballot, many local races have yet to be finalized. For this reason, the local portion of the Voter Guide will not be available until February 20.
February 2018 E-news
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