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.

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The Chicago Municipal Runoff election will be held on April 2, 2019. Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot make history as the two African-American women advance to a head-to-head contest to become Chicago's next mayor.

Chicago in Focus
Event Date: 
Mar 18 2019 - 5:30pm
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Union League Club of Chicago

Sylvia Puente, Executive Director of the Latino Policy Forum, discusses the challenges and priorities for the community in education, housing and immigration.

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Every year, the LWVIL Issues Committee encourages in-district lobbying contacts, or legislative interviews, with the state senator(s) and representative(s) in each district. Volunteers are needed to conduct the interviews, which are meant to strengthen the line of communication and nurture relationships with lawmakers.

Aldermanic forum
Blog Post

How I tried and failed, and ultimately triumphed in the candidate forum challenge.

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Who can register to vote? How do I register to vote? When can I register to vote?