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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Save the Dates
October 7: Board meeting
October 20: Glenview-Glencoe Lunch
October 28: Constitutional Convention consensus meeting
November 4: Board meeting
November 18: League study, Money in Politics
November 17: Glenview-Glencoe Lunch
- U.S. Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Implementation of Clean Power Plan February 10, 2016Tags: clean power plan, environmental protection agency, Obama Administration, #actonclimate, U.S. Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme Court temporarily put the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan. The League has been working to push the Obama Administration to develop and implement this historic regulation for years and we will continue to work to ensu […]jjones
- Reducing the Corrupting Influence of Money in Politics January 21, 2016Tags: DISCLOSE Act, money in politics, Citizens United, Federal Election Commission, public financing, Campaign Finance, State of the Union, President ObamaPresident Obama called for “reduc[ing] the influence of money in our politics, so that a handful of families or hidden interests can’t bankroll our elections” during his final State of the Union speech. A […]jjones
Quote of the Month – October 2015
published by Alice Duer Miller, 1915 Why We Oppose Votes For Men 1) Because man's place is in the army 2) Because no really manly man wants to settle any question otherwise than by fighting about it 3) Because men will lose their charm if they stop out of their natural sphere and interest themselves in other matters than feats of arms, uniforms and drums. 4) Because men are too emotional to vote. Their conduct at baseball games and political conventions shows this, while their innate tendency to appeal to force renders them particularly unfit for the task of government.