league of women voters of wilmette
Tuesday, September 26th is National Voter Registration Day!
Questions about Voting Rights or Your Registration?
Stop by and talk to LWV Wilmette!
Across the village, League deputy registrars will provide voter services at the following locations:
This is a day to set aside differences and celebrate the rights and opportunities we all share. The promotion and protection of voters’ rights is a core mission of the national League of Women Voters and the local chapter is proud to participate.
In 2016, over 3500 partner organizations and 10,000 volunteers helped 750,000 voters use National Voter Registration Day to register to vote across all 50 states.
The LWV has been the largest on the ground participant in NVR Day for five years running. In 2016, over 350 state and Local LWVs took part nationwide, hosting more than 400 registration events.
Ideas or questions? Please contact Trish Nealon at firstname.lastname@example.org and Anne Treadway at email@example.com.
Update on the Minimum Wage and Earned Sick Leave Ordinance:
At the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, August 22nd, Village President Bielinski announced that the Board Finance Committee has been tasked with further study of the Cook County Minimum Wage and Earned Sick Leave Ordinances.
You can read President Bielinski's full memo to the Board on this matter on pages 292-295 of the Packet for the 8/22/17 meeting on the Village Website, https://www.wilmette.com/…/…/agendas/2017/Agenda-8-22-17.pdf
Automatic Voter Registration Expands the Reach of Voter Registration Exponentially
On Monday Illinois become the 10th state in the nation and the first state in the Midwest to enact automatic voter registration. Governor Rauner signed our signature Automatic Voter Registration legislation on Monday, August 28th. This historic milestone is a direct result of the determined leadership and advocacy of the League of Women Voters of Illinois along with our coalition partners at Just Democracy Illinois. In an August 31st editorial, the New York Times heralds the great news for Illinois in contrast to what is happening in Texas and other states fighting voter suppression. https://goo.gl/YVKBLL.
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