Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work for All of Us!

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
WHY VOTE?
How "Down Ballot" Candidates Can Impact Your Voting Rights.

Every vote counts!

Please join the conversation with Ed Yohnka, Director of Communications and Policy for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) or Illinois.

Thursday, September 25, 2018 6:00 p.m.
North Suburban Library
6340 North Second Street
Loves Park, IL 61111
Refreshments will be served.

Asylum Seekers: Seeking Safety, Facing Detention


What's really going on at Immigrant Detention Centers?
This is a conversation with Linda Zuba who recently returned from Dilly Detention Center in Texas, the largest detention center in the United States.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:00 p.m.
Second First Church
318 North Church Street
Downtown Rockford
Rockford, IL 61103
Download the event flyer here


Local Candidate Events

Candidate Forums
Judicial Candidate Educational event
Join the League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford and the YWCA Northwestern Illinois in learning more about Judicial Candidates for the November 6th Election.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 5:30 p.m.
YWCA Northwestern Illinois
4990 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Due to capacity restrictions, seats are limited and registration is required in order to attend this event. Please register today as seats will fill up.

Candidate Meet and Greet
LWVGR is tentatively planning a public Meet and Greet the Winnebago County Clerk candidates, Sheriff candidates and State Rep candidates for the 68th and 69th house.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:30 p.m.
North Suburban Library
6340 North Second Street
Loves Park, IL 61111



The LWVGR Election Guide

LWVGR Election guide 2018
Voter registration and elections page

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Download your May 2018 Newsletter

League Members on the ballot in November 2018.

Sara Dady will run for the 16th Congressional House Seat.
Ann Dempsey will run to fill a vacancy on the 17th Judicial Circuit Court.



Illinois Voter Guide to be live by October 1.
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