Local League Events
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LWV of the Rockford Area (http://www.lwvgr.org)
On October 13, 2015, the LWVGR Campaign Finance Reform Committee held an informational forum on the proposed Illinois Anti-Corruption Act. Panelists included Illinois Campaign for Political Reform Executive Director David Melton, Represent.Us Political Director Dan Krassner, and LWVIL Executive Director Mary Schaafsma. Rockford Register Star Editorial Page Editor Wally Haas moderated the forum.
Panelists discussed past attempts to limit political corruption in Illinois, efforts undertaken in other states, what an Illinois Anti-corruption Act would look like, and the pro and cons of this approach. The panelists fielded questions from the audience and urged everyone to educate themselves on the issues involved and voice their concerns to their elected representatives.
Watch the video: Running time 1:27:38
League of Women Voters Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, and Buffalo Grove celebrated Martin Luther King Day with a screening of the movie "Selma" for the community at Metropolis Performing Arts Center. In addition to the free screening, they registered voters, collected signatures for the Independent Map Amendment, had a student filming a documentary "What Does Civil Rights Mean to Me?" and had Dr. Peter Orris, a participant in the civil rights movement, attend and answer audience questions after the movie.