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Tune in to hear LWVUS President

LWVUS President Elisabeth MacNamara will be a guest on the NPR show, “On Point,” scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2011, 10-11 am ET. Tom Ashbrook hosts “On Point,” a live, call-in NPR show originating in Boston. Monday’s topic is “voting law changes.” One of the other guests will be Ari Berman of The Nation, who has…

Get off your soapbox and do something!

Most of the people who vote are women – yet very few women occupy elected office. LWVEA has teamed up with the Elgin YWCA to offer a program designed to prepare women for the challenges facing them in running for office at all levels government – including local Boards. The first session on October 1st is FREE! Please…

Jockeying for Electoral Votes

Some great insight into the war on voting from The Rachel Maddow Show via League of Women Voters of the US: The Maddow Blog – A way to make voting more fair. In the article, Rebekah Dryden says: ..there is a plan out there that aims to make the popular vote count, for everyone, all at…