The League of Women Voters of Wilmette is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. Read more here about our mission, policies, and commitments to civil discourse as well as diversity, equity and inclusion.
Back for 2023
Student and Government Leaders
Our time-honored civics program is back for 2023. Wilmette Junior High 8th graders will study community issues, observe local government officials, and learn how to run a public meeting, culminating in a student-led mock board meeting. We are grateful to the League volunteers and government leaders that help facilitate the programs whle recognizing that most of the work is done by the students and WJHS staff. Please contact Kirsten Stadheim for more information.
February 15, 2023
diversity in publishing
Along with the Wilmette Public Library and The Book Stall, LWVW will host an evening of literary recommendations for both adults and children.
A panel of booksellers and librarians will address the topic of Diversity in Publishing, discussing how libraries and bookstores select books, offering strategies for those looking for books that reflect a wide variety of experiences, cultures, and backgrounds, and recommending specific titles.
The event will take place at 6:30 pm on February 15 at The Book Stall, 811 Elm Street, Winnetka.
issues and advocacy
In 2022-23 LWV Wilmette is focusing on five 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. We seek to promote renewable energy sources, oppose reliance on fossil fuel, and supporting clean energy and water policies.
Inclusive Community. Our efforts to educate ourselves and our community and advocate for policies to ensure greater inclusivity continue.
Fair Elections. We champion voting rights, advocate for fair maps and redistricting policies, and support electoral college reform.
Reproductive Rights. Leaders and members advocate locally as well as at the state and national level to bring attention to this crucial area.
Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport!
join the League !
Our members make a difference by serving as community leaders, using their experience to create positive, lasting change. They enjoy access to a multitude of programs, publications and discussions, at the local, state and national level. They have the opportunity to study meaningful issues and shape public policy, advocating across many branches of government.
Are you 16 years of age or older? Do you believe that informed citizens are the key to effective democratic government? If yes, we invite you to join our League. And if you are already an existing member, please renew your membership now.
February 15: Diversity in Publishing