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Tell your Senator to vote NO! 202-224-3121

LWV of the US on Twitter “McConnell wants a vote on #GrahamCassidy to happen next week, but they don’t have the votes yet! Tell your Senator to vote NO! 202-224-3121” More info @ https://twitter.com/LWV/status/910646758648160257 Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V September 21, 2017 at 09:25AM

Excellent article on the obstacles posed by the Electoral College.

Independent Voter In most states in the US if you don’t vote for the candidate who won the state’s popular vote, your vote doesn’t matter. This needs to change. More info @ http://ift.tt/2h9z3bH Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V September 18, 2017 at 08:47AM

The annual State of the State luncheon is always an informative and stimulating event. Please consider attending. Proceeds from the luncheon support The LWVIL 501(c)(3) Education Fund and its mission of civic education and voter service. http://ift.tt/2wjeeoU

State of the State On October 11, 2017, the League of Women Voters of Illinois will host its annual State of the State Luncheon at the Union League Club in Chicago. This year’s theme: “Shining the Light of Truth;… More info @ http://ift.tt/2wjeeoU Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V September 15,…

Good news ! “In a ruling with national impact, a federal judge in Chicago on Friday blocked the Trump administration’s rules requiring so-called sanctuary cities to cooperate with immigration agents in order to get a public safety grant.”

Judge rules in Chicago’s favor on sanctuary cities, grants nationwide injunction A federal judge in Chicago Friday blocked the Trump administration’s rules requiring so-called sanctuary cities to cooperate with immigration agents in order More info @ http://ift.tt/2jvOTlr Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V September 15, 2017 at 05:22PM

The annual Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey finds that: – More than 1/2 of Americans (53 %) incorrectly believe that immigrants who are here illegally do not have any rights under the U.S. Constitution; – More than 1/3 (37 %) can’t name any of the rights guaranteed under the First Amendment; – Only 1/4 of Americans (26 %) can name all 3 branches of government.

The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania – Americans Are Poorly Informed About Basic Constitutional Provisions Many Americans are poorly informed about basic constitutional provisions, according to APPC’s Constitution Day Civics Survey. It finds that 37% can’t name More info @ http://ift.tt/2f0ajlt Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V…