LWVIL Convention 2019
100 Years and Beyond!
Convention: June 8-9, 2019
Pre-Convention Workshops: June 7, 2019
Holiday Inn Champaign
101 Trade Centre Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
The 59th Biennium LWVIL 2019 Convention was a weekend-long gathering of LWVIL members to discuss key issues and engage in all things League. More than 135 delegates gathered with staff, visitors and volunteers for a impactful and fun-filled weekend.
Mary Tworek-Tupper awarded the Inspired Leadership Award. Nominated by Barb Laimins and Liz Quig.
Community Engagement Award awarded to the LWVIL Electoral College Committee. Nominated by Bonnie Cox Accepting on behalf of the LWVIL Electoral College Committee will be Joyce Williams, LWV LaGrange Area; Peggy Pissarreck, LWV Arlington Heights-Mt.Prospect-Buffalo Grove Area; Jeanne Kearby, LWV Northwest Lake County MAL; and Rosemary Heilemann, LWV Deerfield/Lincolnshire Area.
2019 Biennium Report
Local League Map (2019)
2019 Convention Committees
2019 Local League Membership
2019 Board & Staff List
Nominating Committee Report
LWVIL Bylaw Amendments
Current LWVIL Bylaws
2019 Program Planning Report
Illinois Voter Guide Toolkit
White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
Color of Law by Richard Rothstein (DEI books discussed during lunch conversation with Audra Wilson and Anisa Tootla)
Heidi Graham, LWV Arlington Heights, et al.
100th Anniversary History Museum & Library Displays
Roberta Borrino, LWV Roselle/Bloomingdale
Sorition: Power to the People?
Heidi Graham & Madeline Mccarren, LWV Arlington Heights
Advocacy for Abolishing Electoral College
Rosemary Heilemann, LWV Deerfield/Lincolnshire
Firearms Restraining Order Bill
Mary Klonowski, LWV La Grange
Being a Catalyst for Clean Water in Your Watershed
Krista Grimm, LWV La Grange
Working with Your County to Provide Better Elections
Becky Simon, LWV Naperville
Issues & Advocacy Committee
Jean Pierce, Central Kane County
Higher Education Debt
All presentation materials and workshop descriptions are available by clicking the button below. If you have any questions about the workshops or would like to know more, please reach out Erin Roeper.
During this year's convention we welcomed special guest speaker, Anisa Tootla, Chief Operating Officer of LWV-US. She had a special conversation with LWVIL Executive Director, Audra Wilson, about the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion principle and practice that is central to the LWV’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.
Anisa S. Tootla is the Chief Operating Officer of the League of Women Voters of the United States. Anisa has over twenty years of non-profit management and social impact programming experience. She is skilled in leading organizational growth and change and has led a wide range of functions that have enhanced the development, quality, and sustainability of domestic and international organizations.
Prior to joining the League in 2014, Anisa spent nearly twelve years at AARP Foundation in a variety of roles, most recently as vice president of programs in which she led the creation and development of AARP and AARP Foundation’s work on hunger and its ‘Drive to End Hunger’ campaign, aimed at solving the issue of senior hunger in America. Prior to her VP role, Anisa served as senior director of strategy and operations, where she worked hand in hand with the President of AARP Foundation in the strategic repositioning of the organization, including identification and development of a new vision, mission, and impact areas.
Anisa is a graduate of DePaul and Johns Hopkins Universities and holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Masters in Business Administration.