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League of Women Voters Celebrates 93rd Birthday

The League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area is elated to join our colleagues today to celebrate our national organization’s 93rd anniversary. Since our founding in 1920, the League has worked tirelessly to protect and uphold the constitutional right to vote, a right that composes the very foundation of our democracy. However, while we celebrate our successes,…

Forum on Kane County Ballot Initiative

At yesterday’s Forum on the Campaign Finance question that will be on the ballot for Kane County voters, people were interested in sharing the documentary PRICELE$$ with others or even watching it again themselves. We were hoping to post a direct link here on the website, but it doesn’t seem to be possible based on…

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…