Wheaton, Illinois

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Interacting with the public at the French Market

Interacting with the Public

We provide information about the Wheaton League at the French Market.  Shoppers learn about the League and sometimes decide to join.  We encourage their civic engagement.  

Registering voters at Naturalization Ceremony

LWV Wheaton registers voters at naturalization ceremony

On September 17, 2018, LWV Wheaton was honored and happy to be at the naturalization ceremony at Cantigny Park. The League helped welcome a new group of citizens and was on hand to register new voters!

National Convention

Member Liz Albert on left at the National Convention

Member Liz Albert attended the 2018 LWV National Convention in Chicago

National Convention
July 4th Parade

Marching in the Fourth of July Parade

League members marched in the 2018 Wheaton Fourth of July Parade.

LWV Exhibit at the Wheaton Public Library

Our Exhibit at the Library for Women's History Month

The members of the League worked with the Wheaton Public Library and the DuPage County Historical Museum to put an exhibit on the History of the League of Women Voters and the Suffragists in the library.  Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the earlly leaders who espoused women's vote and the planks of the League.

An Exhibit for Women's History Month
Civic Awareness Presentation at Cantigny McCormick House

Civic Awareness Series: Presentation by Kerry Lester

Journalist Kerry Lester spoke about March Primary Elections and Issues Facing Illinois at the McCormick House at Cantigny.

Meet and Greet Candidates

Meet and Greet Candidates

We hold Meet and Greet Events for the public to interact with candidates before the elections.

Presentation for Civic Awareness Series

Civic Awareness Series at Cantigny: Presentation

Civic Awareness Series: Melissa Mouritsen presents "Why We Need People to Run for Office"  at Cantigny.

Students at Candidates Meet and Greet

Student Volunteers at Candidate Meet and Greet

Student volunteers from local high schools helped with the Meet and Greet for Candidates in the March 2018 Primary.

Students at West Chicago High School at Mock Election

Mock Elections

The League coordinates a mock election for all high schools in our service area so students can experience voting with equipment provided by the DuPage County Election Commision.

Holiday Tea

Holiday Brunch

Every year the board invites members to a holiday brunch.  It is a social event and allows members to get to know each other. 

Wheaton LWV Book Group

LWV Wheaton Book Group

Members gather every two months to discuss books chosen my the group.  Many cover social issues of the day.  It also provides members to interact with each other socially and develop friendships.

Civic Awareness Program at Cantigny

Civic Awareness Series at Cantigny

Members and guests gather at Cantigny before the first presentation in the Civic Awareness Series.  This series educated members and guests on the issues of Fake News, Running for Office and Campaign Finances. 

Civic Awareness Series at Cantigny
Representing the Wheaton LWV at the State Convention

State Convention

Members Mike Barbier and Jan Kay attend the state convention for the League of Women Voters. Attendees discuss issues, action steps and vote on positions.  It is an excellent way to network with members from other leagues.

State Convention
March to the Polls

March to the Polls

On January 20, 2018, members of the Wheaton League of Voters joined Women's Mrch in Chicago to promote voter participation.

March to the Polls
Registering Students to Vote

Registering Voters

Registering Voters is an core mission of the League of Women Voters. We like to start in high school.

Registering Voters

Wheaton, Illinois

Make Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major political policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Watch video to learn more about what the League of Women Voters does and help support us by becoming a member or making a donation! Your support allows us to continue to make democracy work!

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What's Happening?

News

The League of Women Voters of Wheaton believes the November ballot referendum from Community Unit School District 200 should be passed by the voters. This referendum is to replace the 60-year-old Jefferson Early Childhood Education Center without a tax increase.

Press Release

The Mid-term elections are an extremely important part of the election process, covering all 435 Congressional races, as well as important state offices including Governor Attorney General, Secretary of State, Cont

Event Date: 
Oct 18 2018 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

McCormick House at Cantigny

Join us at Cantigny Park for our October Civic Awareness program. Dr. Phillip Hardy, Political Science Department Chair of Benedictine University, will present.

Event Date: 
Nov 6 2018 - 6:00am

The statewide General Election is Tuesday, November 6. Prepare to vote with the Illinois Voter Guide

Event Date: 
Nov 13 2018 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Pat Schwarze's home

We'll be discussing EDUCATED by Tara Westover at Pat Schwarze's home.

Please check out the guidelines for our book club: https://my.lwv.org/illinois/wheaton/lwv-book-club#Guidelines

Event Date: 
Nov 1 2018 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Gary United Methodist Church

LWV Board Meeting will meet Thursday, November 1, starting at 7 p.m. 

Board Members, please get your committee reports to Mary Tworek-Tupper by Saturday, October 27, for the consent agenda.

Event Date: 
Oct 13 2018 - 10:00am
Event location: 

Grant Park on Columbus Drive

March to the Polls held at Grant Park on Columbus Drive. For more information, please go to http://womensmarchchicago.org.

Event Date: 
Oct 20 2018 - 10:00am
Event location: 

St. Andrew United Methodist Church

Voting 101 program will cover the basics of voting: What information you need to register, where to register, how to vote, voting by mail, early voting, voting locations, same-day registration and voting, and the importance of voting and making your voice heard.

Event Date: 
Oct 6 2018 - 10:00am
Event location: 

College of DuPage Culinary & Hospitality Center, Room 2001

Are you interested in running for local office and want to learn more about it? Here’s your chance to ask those in the know. There will be a panel of Local Government Public Officials to share their experiences and answer your questions.

Mock Elections at local high schools
News

This year we held mock elections at West Chicago, Wheaton Warrenville South, Glenbard North, and Wheaton North High Schools.

Event Date: 
Sep 19 2018 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Wheaton Public Library

Get Out the Vote Committee will meet Wednesday, September 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

News

Read the article about the League of Women Voters, "The League of extraordinary women," by Phil Kadner in the CHICAGO SUN TIMES (September 11, 2018).

News

The season of political yard signs popping up on lawns is upon us. With the Midterm elections just 2 months away, we’re heading into the prime time of campaign season. To be an educated voter when you head to the polls on November 6, it’s important to know the value of political yard signs, and the dos and don’ts when it comes to this form of communication in campaign season.

News

Whether you actually call yourself a millennial or not (technically this only refers to people born during 1981-1996—I checked), if you’re between the ages of 18 and oh, say, 40, let’s just assume I’m talking to you. We need to all vote this November. All of us.

Event Date: 
Oct 11 2018 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Prairie Path Books Store

Book Talk: “KATHARINE LEE BATES: — poet of 'America the Beautiful,’ social activist, global traveler, and feminist—in Chicago, 1893”

We have several volunteering opportunities available:

Committee Volunteer Opportunities:

We welcome interested members to join a committee at any time. If you wish to join a committee or have questions, please send an email to info [at] wheatonlwvil.org.

Two league members at the national convention
Press Release

The League of Women Voters of Wheaton was represented by LWV board member and League delegate Liz Albert at the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) 53rd National Convention held June 28 – July 1 in Chicago, IL.