Local League Events
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Two south suburban Leagues -- LWV Homewood-Flossmoor Area and LWV
Park Forest Area -- were invited to present a panel discussion on Oct.
28 at Governors State University -- the 7th of an 8-part-series class
of civically engaged lectures/presentations on "Elections" for a
"life-long learners" class.
Syvia Tillman and Erin Roeper, Co-Presidents of the HF League, and
Barbara Moore, Co-President of the PF League spoke on three topics:
The history of the vote as it developed in the U.S. -- with emphasis
on the women's suffrage movement and significant voting amendments;
the history of LWV, its mission, the three levels of the League, and
major LWV activities with an explanation of how League takes
positions on issues; and an examination of the 2016 ballot including
an explanation of the proposed amendment as well as other parts of the
ballot, the importance of participating in 2017 local elections - and
encouraging members of the class to consider running for various open
seats on school boards as well as village, park district and library
Fudge Booth Fundraiser
LWV Jo Daviess County have a unique talent -- they make fudge! Their Fudge Booth at the Galena Country Fair made $1500.00.