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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.
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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
- The State of Voting Rights in 2016 July 12, 2016Tags: Voting Rights Act of 1965, Voting Rights Advancement Act, U.S. Congress, election 2016June 25th marked the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision Shelby County v. Holder and civil rights and voting rights groups participated in a panel on Capitol Hill to highlight the ramifications of the decision. Panelists emphasized the need to pass the V […]jjones
- TAKE ACTION: Repair the Voting Rights Act June 24, 2016Tags: action alert, #RestoreTheVRA, Shelby County v Holder, 2016 electionsJune 25 marks the three-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to gut key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). We’ve had three years of bad laws that make voting harder in states all across the country. But there is a solution. Tell Congress to repair and modernize the […]Chris Carson
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.