Serving the people of Wilmette, Illinois The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
LWVUS People Powered Fair Maps Campaign Volunteers Needed! LWVIL is participating in the LWVUS People-Powered Fair Maps campaign and will concentrate its work on having the Illinois General Assembly pass the Fair Maps Amendment. The Fair Maps Amendment provides for an Independent Commission to draw legislative districts instead of state legislators as defined in the Illinois Constitution. The Constitutional Amendment needs to pass both the Illinois House and Senate by May 3, 2020 to be placed on the November 2020 General Election Ballot.
LWVIL will kick off the campaign with a training session for local League representatives on December 9 from 9:30-11:30 at the LWVIL office (332 S. Michigan, Chicago). Participants will get basic information and will be asked to give input on our campaign plan to pass the Fair Maps Amendment.
If you will are interested in attending this meeting, please email Nancy Hoying as soon as possible. Any Questions? Contact Nancy Hoying, co-President. Calendar Here
Local Gun Violence Prevention Advocacy We are so proud of our Gun Violence Prevention Team with a quick thinking response to inform and educate District 39 and New Trier High School D203 to send delegates to the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) conference to vote NO on two resolutions on arming teachers and staff with guns, Both boards voted in favor to send a delegate to the IASB conference to oppose both resolutions. Interested in learning more, read our letter to D203 and public statementcomments. We thank our local school boards D39 and D203.
Observer Corps Updates A new report is available from the LWV-Wilmette Observer Corps as of November 4, 2019. more...