Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Illinois.
The League of Women Voters of Illinois encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and works to influence public policy through education and advocacy. Any citizen, 18 or older, male or female, may join. The LWV is nonpartisan and neither supports nor opposes candidates for elected office but does act on issues after member study and consensus. Read more.
Did You Know?
Sophonsiba P. Breckinridge
Breckinridge filed in the primaries as a candidate for Alderman representing Chicago's Seventh Ward in 1914. She was amongst several women reformers who ran in 1914, the first year women were eligible for election to municipal offices in Illinois.
For more on this distinguished woman and many other fascinating stories about women who ran for political office before 1920 check out: http://www.herhatwasinthering.org/web/default.aspx. This website database contains 212 records of women from Illinois. These women were involved in 323 campaigns.
League of Women Voters of Illinois
State Convention 2015
June 6 - 7, 2015 - Lisle/Naperville Hilton
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April 2015 E-News
2015 Issues Briefing
Legislative Interview Materials
Program Planning Materials
Resources for Leaders
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Online Voter Registration
Find Your Elected Officials
Where We Stand 2013-15
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