Saturday, October 21 at 10:00 am
Observer Corps Training
The League’s trained Observer Corps are a respected part of the community—they work to keep local governments accountable and community members informed. For this training session, we are pleased to also invite non-member high school students to attend as a step in becoming engaged with local government and the League. This training is being offered by the League of Women Voters of Illinois.
This meeting will be conducted by Zoom.
Issues and Advocacy
In 2023-2024 LWV Wilmette is focusing on six core advocacy issues.
Community Education, Engagement & Empowerment. Our goal is to advocate for open and transparent governing bodies and to facilitate community understanding of the workings of our local governing boards.
Environment. Through research, collaboration and advocacy, the LWV Wilmette will contribute to robust Village initiatives stemming from the Sustainability Plan; Continue work to protect our local environment; Promote cleaner, quieter lawn care practices; Reduce plastics; Protect the Great Lakes; Promote renewable energy sources, Oppose reliance on fossil fuel and support clean energy and water policies.
Inclusive Community. We will continue to proactively educate the community and facilitate a deeper understanding of inclusivity; Advocate for local government policy to ensure greater inclusivity; and Monitor progress towards achieving their stated diversity, equity and inclusion goals. We will continue to actively monitor Village efforts to develop more affordable housing.
Fair Elections. There will be a special focus on misinformation and disinformation, as well as advocacy for Voting Rights and other topics that ensure every citizen has the right to participate in our electoral process.
Reproductive Rights: Educate members and the community on the state of reproductive choice in Illinois and at the federal level; Advocate for policies that protect reproductive freedom at the local, state and federal level and in areas where reproductive rights are endangered
Gun Violence Prevention: Participate in gun violence prevention coalitions on the state and local level; plan education and advocacy opportunities for the coming year.
Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport!
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