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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.

DuSable Museum voter registration on Juneteenth 2019
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The DuSable Museum of African-American History sponsored voter registration at its Juneteenth Family Day event. League members Sarah Lincoln and Maria Varela were on hand to help.

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The City of Chicago Ethics Board on April 29 proposed sweeping changes to tighten the city’s ethics ordinance, campaign finance regulations and City Council rules and expand the inspector general’s powers. The proposals should be a “week-one” priority for Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, said Board of Ethics Chairman William Conlon.

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H.R. 1 introduces sweeping reforms addressing issues fundamental to a functioning democracy—the voting franchise, campaign financing and ethical guidelines for public policy creation and governance. The ethical proposals in H.R. 1 affect each branch of government.

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We oppose the EPA's revised Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. The Administration's proposal would scale back protections under the Clean Water Act for small streams and wetlands. Show your support by taking the pledge!