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League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle Congressman Peter Roskam will not hold public meetings with his constituents and has made clear his telephone town halls are campaign activities, not constituent services, which is what we thought, but it is good that distiction is made clear. Thank you NBC 5 reporter Mary…

ACTION NEEDED: : SUPPORT HB 3099 and HB426 Please contact your State Representative and ask for SUPPORT for HB 3099. Urge him or her to vote YES on HB 3099 to prevent deputizing police officers to carry on immigration and enforcement work. In addition, please urge your legislator to vote YES on HB 426, establishing schools, universities, and healthcare facilities as safe zones which would not grant access to Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) or agencies working on behalf of ICE without a valid court-issued warrant. WHY IT MATTERS: HB3099: There is a movement currently to deputize local police officer to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The League of Women Voters of Illinois Immigration position states, “The League of Women Voters of Illinois opposes the deputization of state and local police to enforce immigration laws in Illinois.” HB426: Over the last eight years, nearly 3 million people were deported. The US League position states: “All persons should receive fair treatment under the law. In transition to a reformed system, the League supports provisions for unauthorized immigrants already in the country to earn legal status” Half a million immigrants in Illinois currently are undocumented. Approximately 43,000 undocumented children are enrolled in school in Illinois. Children should feel safe at school. The Immigration Safe Zones Act would ensure that immigration officials are not allowed on any school campus unless they have a valid, court issued warrant that is reviewed by the appropriate personnel at the school. Find contact information for your state legislators at: http://ift.tt/17eO0f2

Find Your State Legislator – Open States Find out who represents you in your state capital. More info @ http://ift.tt/17eO0f2 Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V February 28, 2017 at 12:48PM

Tomorrow is the Primary for Dundee Township Voters! Did you miss the Dundee Township Candidate Forum? See the responses to the Candidate Questionaire at http://ift.tt/2mDAuAy

Candidate Questionnaires from February 9, 2017 Forum – LWV Candidates for contested races in the Dundee Township Primary Election have been invited, as have candidates for Dundee Township Supervisor on April ballot More info @ http://ift.tt/2mDAuAy Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V February 27, 2017 at 01:44PM

Please note the Village of West Dundee Candidate Forum is canceled.

LWV of the Elgin Area Yesterday we learned that William Pflanz has withdrawn his candidacy as of February 22, 2017, which makes this an uncontested election. His name will still be on the ballot, as they have already been printed, but he can not be elected. The LWV only holds candidate forums for contested elections,…