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General Membership meeting

General Membership Meeting 10-17-2019

Members discussing action issues slated for the upcoming veto session in the Illinois Legislature and ways members can make their voices heard.

General Membership meeting members

General Membership Meeting 10-17-2019

Members discussing action issues slated for the upcoming veto session in the Illinois Legislature and ways members can make their voices heard.

LWV Moderating Candidate Forum 2012

LWV Moderating Candidate Forum 2012

LWV Moderating Candidate Forum 2012

Rep Villa meeting with LWVCKC members

Legistlative interview with Representative Karina Villa

On April 5, Central Kane County League members met with Rep. Karina Villa in her Batavia office.
Pictured here are Jean Pierce, Susannah Dodson, Bill Scown, Rep. Villa, and Barb Laimins from Wheaton.
They discussed Rep. Villa's views on a fair income tax, the opioid crisis, and gun violence prevention.

Congress Hotel Plaque

Congress Hotel Plaque where the LWV was created in 1920

Jean Pierce and Llona Steele observe a plaque in the Congress Hotel where the League of Women Voters was created in 1920

League of Women Voters History
League members from Oak Park and Wheaton joined Central Kane County members in previewing the voter information program "Making Your Voice Heard".

Making Your Voice Heard

Wheaton and Oak Park members joined in previewing Central Kane County's informational program, "Making Your Voice Heard."  Contact the LWVCKC to schedule a speaker for your group today!  

Home Rule

Batavia Home Rule Forum

The League hosted both sides of the Home Rule issue in Batavia on October 21.

Candidate Forum: Standing room only

Candidate Forum: Cong. District 14 and State House Districts 49 & 65

It was standing room only at the February 22 Candidate Forum at the Batavia City Hall.

Voting is My Superpower sign

March to the Polls October 13

LWVCKC joined other leagues in Chicago on October 13, 2018 for the March to the Polls.

Central Kane County

Both women and men are invited to join the League of Women Voters,  a nonpartisan political organization, that encourages informed and active participation in government. Central Kane County emphasizes candidate forums, voter registration, and educational activities.

Local League programs are listed below. Check the calendar link for events sponsored by other Leagues in the area.

The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County does not endorse the contents of any web sites to which it links; such Internet addresses contain information not posted by the League and are included to provide convenient access to additional information. The League does not endorse or control these external Internet addresses nor guarantee the accuracy of such addresses.

 

2020 Census Everyone Counts
Event Date: 
Nov 13 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Batavia City Hall

Siobhan Greene, of the League of Women Voters Central Kane County, will discuss the importance of the upcoming 2020 Census and what you can do to help.

Laura Bedolla Speaks at Census 2020 meeting
Public Statement

Members of the Central Kane and Aurora Leagues of Women Voters gathered with other community members on Wednesday, November 13th, at the Batavia City Hall to hear speakers talk about what to expect and how to help the 2020 US Census.

Helping Illinois Climb Out of its Fiscal Hole
Public Statement
Why the League of Women Voters Supports a Fair Income Tax in Illinois
For more than 40 years, the League of Women Voters has advocated for a graduated rate income tax.
League members attended a general membership meeting in St. Charles on October 17. Under discussion were action issues slated for the upcoming veto session in the Illinois Legislature and ways members can make their voices heard.
 General Membership meeting members

League of Women Voters of Illinois Issues and Advocacy report - Click Link Below

Where We Stand, What We Have Done, and What You Can Do NOW!

Voter registration event at Waubonsee Community College was a success!

Voter registration

Event Date: 
Sep 23 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

St. Charles Library - The Carnegie Room

Join State Representative Karina Villa, League of Women Voters - Central Kane County, and Sierra Club Valley of the Fox Group for a townhall in support of the Clean Energy Jobs Act!

Women's right to vote centennial

Open Call to Members:

 We need your expertise and talent! Get involved in the 100th anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote!

 The CKC LWV 2020 Celebration of Women's Right to Vote Committee is hard at work preparing for our 100th Anniversary beginning in March 2020. Here is what we are doing: 

registrar workgroup

Voter Registrar Training event in Batavia on 7/17/19 was a success! Both Aurora and Central Kane County members participated.

observer training photo
Event Date: 
Aug 10 2019 - 10:15am
Event location: 

Peoria Public Library Main

Next Observer Training will be in Peoria.

join the board


Do you know someone who would be a great LWV National Board Member? Nominate them today!

lake michigan

Looking for four LWVIL representatives to the LWV-LMR ILO Board.

Do you love Lake Michigan?
Is the environment your thing?
Care about climate change?

Then please use your smarts and passion as one of our four LWVIL reps to the LWVLMR Board.

Vote
Event Date: 
Jul 17 2019 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Calvary Episcopal Church

 All League members are welcome - whether you are learning the procedures for the first time or you would like a refresher course. You will be certified as a Deputy Voter Registrar. 

Corn Boil Festival
Event Date: 
Jul 26 2019 - 4:30pm
Event location: 

Corner of Bastian and Municipal Drives

To learn more about representing the LWV in the parade please contact lindagaska@gmail.com

Paris to Pittsburg Logo
Event Date: 
Jul 26 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva

The League of Women Voters of Central Kane is co-sponsoring this movie, which
celebrates Americans who are not waiting for Washington to act responsibly in the face of climate change.

Picnic
Event Date: 
Aug 9 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

The Home of Terry and Mark Allen

Please bring a dish to pass:

You are welcome to bring your favorite dish OR if your last name begins with:

A-G - Appetizer

H-M - Salad/Veggies

N-Z - Dessert 

Dark Money Movie Logo
Event Date: 
Aug 23 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva

One of the greatest threats to American democracy is the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. This Sundance award-winner is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed.

Rep. Lauren
Event Date: 
Aug 24 2019 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

1st Congregational Church

Register voters at the March for Our Lives Forum with Rep. Lauren Underwood.

Event Date: 
Aug 29 2019 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

Congregational Church of Batavia

Illinois is not prepared to respond to the opioid crisis. Join the dedicated health professionals who are making a difference in millions of lives by developing the skills and knowledge you need to treat patients with Opioid Use Disorder.

Annual Luncheon
Event Date: 
Aug 6 2019 - 11:30am
Event location: 

Metropolitan Club of Chicago

Rhetoric vs Reality: Why the Time is Now for Equal Pay

Illinois Sufferage

June 10, 2019 is "Women's Right to Vote Day" in Illinois. House Resolution 382 recognizes the important role Illinois played in achieving that right.

An event commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Illinois being the 1st state to ratify the 19th Amendment was held at the Thompson Center, Chicago.

lwv logo
Event Date: 
May 16 2019 (All day)
Event location: 

League of Women Voters Central Kane County

It's Time to Renew your League Dues

Please consider membership options beyond Basic if your resources permit:

Legislative Interview with Senator Donald Dewitte
On April 10, Margie Logman, Jean Pierce, and Judy Medina met in Springfield with
Senator Donald DeWitte. The League members were lobbying the senator to vote for 
a Fair Income Tax, SJRCA1. 
Legislative Interview with Rep. Villa

On April 5, Central Kane County League members met with Rep. Karina Villa in her Batavia office.
Pictured here are Jean Pierce, Susannah Dodson, Bill Scown, Rep. Villa, and Barb Laimins from Wheaton.
They discussed Rep. Villa's views on a fair income tax, the opioid crisis, and gun violence prevention.

Housing
Event Date: 
May 9 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva

HOUSING AWARENESS: 
Affordable Housing, Section 8, Attainable Housing, Work Force Housing, Development, Fair Housing 
no gun violence
Event Date: 
May 2 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Batavia Public Library

On May 2, 2019, the Central Kane County League of Women Voters sponsored a Community Conversation titled,
"Gun Violence Prevention: It will take more than laws and regulations"

Annual Meeting
Event Date: 
May 16 2019 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

Francesca's by the River

SPEAKER: Audra Wilson, Executive Director League of Women Voters, Illinois

Cost: $40 per person

The League of Women Voters is expanding!  Aurora, the second largest city in the state, has not had a League of Women Voters presence in more than a decade.  This past year, the LWVCKC created  an Aurora Committee. which began studying and addressing issues specific to Aurora. The group worked  on voter registration and candidate forums in Aurora. Recently, the committee was recognized by the state as a Member at Large Unit. At the Annual Meeting, the members of LWVCKC will celebrate the progress being made by the Aurora Unit.