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General Membership meeting

General Membership Meeting 10-17-2019

Members discussing action issues slated for the upcoming veto session in the Illinois Legislature and ways members can make their voices heard.

General Membership meeting members

General Membership Meeting 10-17-2019

Members discussing action issues slated for the upcoming veto session in the Illinois Legislature and ways members can make their voices heard.

LWV Moderating Candidate Forum 2012

LWV Moderating Candidate Forum 2012

LWV Moderating Candidate Forum 2012

Rep Villa meeting with LWVCKC members

Legistlative interview with Representative Karina Villa

On April 5, Central Kane County League members met with Rep. Karina Villa in her Batavia office.
Pictured here are Jean Pierce, Susannah Dodson, Bill Scown, Rep. Villa, and Barb Laimins from Wheaton.
They discussed Rep. Villa's views on a fair income tax, the opioid crisis, and gun violence prevention.

Congress Hotel Plaque

Congress Hotel Plaque where the LWV was created in 1920

Jean Pierce and Llona Steele observe a plaque in the Congress Hotel where the League of Women Voters was created in 1920

League of Women Voters History
League members from Oak Park and Wheaton joined Central Kane County members in previewing the voter information program "Making Your Voice Heard".

Making Your Voice Heard

Wheaton and Oak Park members joined in previewing Central Kane County's informational program, "Making Your Voice Heard."  Contact the LWVCKC to schedule a speaker for your group today!  

Central Kane County

Both women and men are invited to join the League of Women Voters,  a nonpartisan political organization, that encourages informed and active participation in government. Central Kane County emphasizes candidate forums, voter registration, and educational activities.

Local League programs are listed below. Check the calendar link for events sponsored by other Leagues in the area.

The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County does not endorse the contents of any web sites to which it links; such Internet addresses contain information not posted by the League and are included to provide convenient access to additional information. The League does not endorse or control these external Internet addresses nor guarantee the accuracy of such addresses.

 

Vote

View your entire ballot and polling place using our online voter guides.

News
See something? Say Something:
       NCAACP Voter Protection: 630-557-9625
       Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights:  866-OUR VOTE 
 
Serve as a Poll Watcher
vote
News

Watch the cast of Hamilton rap through all the reasons you should vote and the ways to do it.

Event Date: 
Sep 24 2020 - 4:00pm
Event location: 

Zoom

                             CANDIDATE FORUM 

ILLINOIS 14TH Congressional District

Jim Oberweis (Republican) and Lauren Underwood (Democrat)

Drive Thru Voter Registration
Event Date: 
Sep 22 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Event location: 

Waubonsee Community College

Register, Check Status, Apply for Vote-By-Mail Applications at Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Campus Student Center and Aurora Campus Waubonsee Driveway.

Ralph Martire
Event Date: 
Sep 17 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Zoom

Join Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability to discuss the Fair Tax proposal which is on the November 3rd ballot.  

Event Date: 
Aug 29 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event location: 

Virtual

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote with suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells and Alice Paul on Saturday, August 29th at 1pm CST via Zoom.

Event Date: 
Aug 9 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event location: 

Peg Bond Center Band Shell

The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County in partnership with Logan Street Baptist Church and the Batavia Park District is hosting a Voter Registration drive.

League Advocacy for the Fair Tax Amendment
For 50 years, the League of Women Voters has supported a graduate rate income tax for Illinois. It made sense then and it makes sense now. Read more about the Fair Tax in Illinois and what you can do to help.

100 year historical women
Blog Post

New Articles sharing the history and legacy of the League

Springfield Fair Maps rally
Event Date: 
Mar 26 2020 - 6:30am to 6:30pm
Event location: 

Illinois State Capitol

Gerrymandering steals our votes and voices and hurts our democracy. No more to a rigged redistricting process, it's time to put the people first.

fair maps
Event Date: 
Feb 28 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event location: 

Bradley University- Alumni Center (Peplow Pavilion Ballroom)

A presentation and a Q&A panel on how the census and redistricting reform can lead to a more ethical government for all in Illinois. 

Action Alerts

The CEJA would put Illinois on a path to 100% renewable energy by 2050, cut carbon from the power sector by 2030, reduce the equivalent of 1 million gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles from the road and create jobs and economic opportunity.

Blog Post

Power Of The Past: Retelling Utah's Suffragist History To Empower Modern Women

Vote
Blog Post

League of Women Voters Central Kane County held a Voter Registration event at Oswego East High School on 2/12/2020

candidate forum
News

Candidate Forum February 6, 2020 was a success!

physician training
News
We have a severe shortage of physicians qualified to prescribe medications for opioid use disorder.
candidate forum
News

Candidate Forum January 30, 2020 was a success!

2020 census training
Event Date: 
Feb 8 2020 - 10:00am
Event location: 

Calvary Episcopal Church

Join us to learn how you can assist with the Census. The League of Women Voters acknowledges the importance of an accurate census.

electric cars event
Blog Post

LWVCKC's presentation on Electric Cars by
Tracey McFadden representing the Fox Valley Electric Automobile Association was a success!
It was held at Batavia Public Library on Thursday, January 16.

renewable energy talk
News

LWV Naperville will hold Renewable Energy Talk on January 29th. Additional information below:

St. Charles LWV proclamation
Blog Post

On January 6th, 2020, the city of St. Charles approved a proclamation recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Illinois League of Women Voters on February 14, 1920.

Women's March 2020
Blog Post

League Members atttended the women’s march held in Geneva on January 18, 2020

Members include Patti Lackman, Susan Russo, Lynn Steele, and Jean Pierce
Proclamation Presented
Public Statement

On January 6th, during the Batavia City Council meeting, Mayor Schielke presented the League of Women Voters with a proclamation declaring February 14, 2020 as League of Women Voters Day!

womens march
Event Date: 
Jan 18 2020 - 11:00am
Event location: 

Old County Courthouse

The League of Women Voters is inviting everyone to march. At a time when every vote is critical, this event is intended to encourage those who have not voted in a while or who are voting for the very first time.

100th Anniversary
Event Date: 
Feb 14 2020 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Event location: 

Congress Plaza Hotel

Please join us on Friday, February 14, 2020, as the League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL) will celebrate a century as a grassroots nonpartisan civic organization.

SAVE THE DATE
Blog Post

Save the Dates for these Central Kane League Events

Electric Car
Event Date: 
Jan 16 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 

Batavia Public Library

Speaker: Tracey McFadden, Board Member of the Fox Valley Electric Automobile Association, Naperville IL

Group Picture Census Training
Public Statement
On December 11, League members Terry Allen, Chris Pakan, Hewly Prucher, Jean Pierce and others participated in Census 2020 training sponsored by the Kane County Complete Counts Committee. The Leagu
Laura Bedolla Speaks at Census 2020 meeting
Public Statement

Members of the Central Kane and Aurora Leagues of Women Voters gathered with other community members on Wednesday, November 13th, at the Batavia City Hall to hear speakers talk about what to expect and how to help the 2020 US Census.

Helping Illinois Climb Out of its Fiscal Hole
Public Statement
Why the League of Women Voters Supports a Fair Income Tax in Illinois
For more than 40 years, the League of Women Voters has advocated for a graduated rate income tax.
2020 Census Everyone Counts
Event Date: 
Dec 11 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Event location: 

Kane County Government Center

To promote this event, please download, print and post the flyer at the following link:

League members attended a general membership meeting in St. Charles on October 17. Under discussion were action issues slated for the upcoming veto session in the Illinois Legislature and ways members can make their voices heard.
 General Membership meeting members

League of Women Voters of Illinois Issues and Advocacy report - Click Link Below

Where We Stand, What We Have Done, and What You Can Do NOW!

Voter registration event at Waubonsee Community College was a success!

Voter registration

Event Date: 
Sep 23 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 

St. Charles Library - The Carnegie Room

Join State Representative Karina Villa, League of Women Voters - Central Kane County, and Sierra Club Valley of the Fox Group for a townhall in support of the Clean Energy Jobs Act!

Women's right to vote centennial

Open Call to Members:

 We need your expertise and talent! Get involved in the 100th anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote!

 The CKC LWV 2020 Celebration of Women's Right to Vote Committee is hard at work preparing for our 100th Anniversary beginning in March 2020. Here is what we are doing: 

registrar workgroup

Voter Registrar Training event in Batavia on 7/17/19 was a success! Both Aurora and Central Kane County members participated.

observer training photo
Event Date: 
Aug 10 2019 - 10:15am
Event location: 

Peoria Public Library Main

Next Observer Training will be in Peoria.

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Do you know someone who would be a great LWV National Board Member? Nominate them today!

lake michigan

Looking for four LWVIL representatives to the LWV-LMR ILO Board.

Do you love Lake Michigan?
Is the environment your thing?
Care about climate change?

Then please use your smarts and passion as one of our four LWVIL reps to the LWVLMR Board.

Vote
Event Date: 
Jul 17 2019 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Calvary Episcopal Church

 All League members are welcome - whether you are learning the procedures for the first time or you would like a refresher course. You will be certified as a Deputy Voter Registrar. 

Corn Boil Festival
Event Date: 
Jul 26 2019 - 4:30pm
Event location: 

Corner of Bastian and Municipal Drives

To learn more about representing the LWV in the parade please contact lindagaska [at] gmail.com

Paris to Pittsburg Logo
Event Date: 
Jul 26 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva

The League of Women Voters of Central Kane is co-sponsoring this movie, which
celebrates Americans who are not waiting for Washington to act responsibly in the face of climate change.

Picnic
Event Date: 
Aug 9 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

The Home of Terry and Mark Allen

Please bring a dish to pass:

You are welcome to bring your favorite dish OR if your last name begins with:

A-G - Appetizer

H-M - Salad/Veggies

N-Z - Dessert 

Dark Money Movie Logo
Event Date: 
Aug 23 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva

One of the greatest threats to American democracy is the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. This Sundance award-winner is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed.

Rep. Lauren
Event Date: 
Aug 24 2019 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

1st Congregational Church

Register voters at the March for Our Lives Forum with Rep. Lauren Underwood.

Event Date: 
Aug 29 2019 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

Congregational Church of Batavia

Illinois is not prepared to respond to the opioid crisis. Join the dedicated health professionals who are making a difference in millions of lives by developing the skills and knowledge you need to treat patients with Opioid Use Disorder.

Annual Luncheon
Event Date: 
Aug 6 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Event location: 

Metropolitan Club of Chicago

Rhetoric vs Reality: Why the Time is Now for Equal Pay

Illinois Sufferage

June 10, 2019 is "Women's Right to Vote Day" in Illinois. House Resolution 382 recognizes the important role Illinois played in achieving that right.

An event commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Illinois being the 1st state to ratify the 19th Amendment was held at the Thompson Center, Chicago.

lwv logo
Event Date: 
May 16 2019 (All day)
Event location: 

League of Women Voters Central Kane County

It's Time to Renew your League Dues

Please consider membership options beyond Basic if your resources permit:

Legislative Interview with Senator Donald Dewitte
On April 10, Margie Logman, Jean Pierce, and Judy Medina met in Springfield with
Senator Donald DeWitte. The League members were lobbying the senator to vote for 
a Fair Income Tax, SJRCA1. 
Legislative Interview with Rep. Villa

On April 5, Central Kane County League members met with Rep. Karina Villa in her Batavia office.
Pictured here are Jean Pierce, Susannah Dodson, Bill Scown, Rep. Villa, and Barb Laimins from Wheaton.
They discussed Rep. Villa's views on a fair income tax, the opioid crisis, and gun violence prevention.

Housing
Event Date: 
May 9 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 

Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva

HOUSING AWARENESS: 
Affordable Housing, Section 8, Attainable Housing, Work Force Housing, Development, Fair Housing 
no gun violence
Event Date: 
May 2 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Batavia Public Library

On May 2, 2019, the Central Kane County League of Women Voters sponsored a Community Conversation titled,
"Gun Violence Prevention: It will take more than laws and regulations"

Annual Meeting
Event Date: 
May 16 2019 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

Francesca's by the River

SPEAKER: Audra Wilson, Executive Director League of Women Voters, Illinois

Cost: $40 per person

The League of Women Voters is expanding!  Aurora, the second largest city in the state, has not had a League of Women Voters presence in more than a decade.  This past year, the LWVCKC created  an Aurora Committee. which began studying and addressing issues specific to Aurora. The group worked  on voter registration and candidate forums in Aurora. Recently, the committee was recognized by the state as a Member at Large Unit. At the Annual Meeting, the members of LWVCKC will celebrate the progress being made by the Aurora Unit.

Magnify our voice, join us!