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Chicago

The League of Women Voters of Chicago is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Briefing
Event Date: 
May 30 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event location: 

via Zoom

Join us virtually to hear from Susan Rogers, MD, who will discuss the racial inequities in the current healthcare system in the context of COVID-19 and suggest the solutions possible in a single-payer system.

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt long after the control of the disease. The 2020 Census data will determine the number of seats each state gets in the House of Representatives and will affect how districts are redrawn in 2021. Two Illinois congressional seats are on the chopping block. Data affects how federal funds will be spent on important public projects like roads and schools. $1 billion of federal funding for Illinois is on the line. Now more than ever, your participation is needed.

Outdoor Trail
News

The sun is out (at least some of the time). Temperatures are rising (every so often). We’d all like to spend time outdoors. But how to do that, in the midst of a viral pandemic?

Time for Action

Action Alerts

The Illinois General Assembly will hold a Special Session starting Wednesday, May 20. Urge your reps to support vote by mail expansion and increased funding for those hit hardest by the pandemic.

Mail
News

The National Conference of State Legislatures has compiled lists of potential advantages and disadvantages of switching from in-person to by-mail voting: 

Voting Booths
News

About 38% of Chicago voters cast ballots in the March 17 Primary Election, a decline from the 53.5% turnout rate in the 2016 Primary. Nevertheless, voters broke records: almost 50% of voters chose to vote early or by mail rather than voting in their home precinct on Election Day.

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Event Date: 
Jul 11 2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am

The Annual Meeting is the most important general membership meeting of the year. It allows members to direct the future of LWV Chicago by approving a budget, reviewing and/or amending the bylaws and electing Board Members, all of which govern the League’s operations.

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We're bringing our annual League 101 briefing to everyone, this time in podcast form! Learn why the League was founded 100 years ago and how you can get involved in our important work of voter education and engagement today.

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The Presidential Election will be held on November 3, 2020. Voters will vote for a candidate for President and other national, state, and county positions.