Chicago

Chicago

The League of Women Voters of Chicago is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Annual Meeting
Event Date: 
Jun 15 2019 - 8:30am
Event location: 

Maggiano's Little Italy

Join us for breakfast as LWV Chicago members celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, approve plans for the upcoming year, and hear from featured speaker City Clerk Anna Valencia.

Issue Reports
News

On April 18, LWV Chicago Education Committee Co-chair Nancy Brandt contacted Illinois Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19th) about the optimal size of an elected school board as suggested by observers of effective representation.

Issue Reports
News

“Campaign financing,” notes Ann Ravel, former chair of the Federal Elections Commission, “is like the gateway issue to every other issue you might care about…whether it be education, tax reform or foreign policy.”

Springfield Capitol
News

SB2090 requires county jails and election authorities to ensure citizens who have not been convicted and are awaiting trial can vote in elections. HB 2040 would bar state and local governments from contracting with private prison companies to run any kind of detention center in Illinois.

Time for Action

Action Alerts

ACTION NEEDED:
Please ask your State Representative to support HB2265 to require every public elementary school to include civic education in its 6th, 7th, or 8th grade curriculum. The bill is on 3rd Reading.

Briefing
News

Equal access to public transportation is not an issue just for the disabled. It is a human rights issue, argues Adam Ballard, housing and transportation policy analyst at Access Living.