League of Women Voters of Illinois The League advocates no repeal without replace. http://trib.in/2m6ImdP More info @ http://ift.tt/2mF0uPq Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V March 10, 2017 at 08:24AM
League of Women Voters of Illinois TIME commissioned several iconic images from early women’s suffrage history to be colorized in honor of International Women’s Day. “The colors are particularly important: the flags and outfits of early suffragists (and supporters of progress for women today) used colors to represent the ideals they valued. Purple for loyalty,…
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…
The FBI is required by law to collect data about hate crimes, but local jurisdictions aren’t required to report incidents up to the federal government. As a predictable consequence, the FBI’s data is incomplete. ProPublica is collecting and verifying reports to create a national database for use by journalists, researchers and civil-rights organizations. Learn more here and see how you can help with this project.
Documenting Hate – ProPublica Nobody knows how many hate crimes and bias incidents take place each year in America. Help us track them. More info @ http://ift.tt/2jV9H17 Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V March 01, 2017 at 05:30PM
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