Redd and Pankow to Run Rockford Police and Fire Departments
Public Events
Security
Women’s Empowerment
Zoom meetings

Chiefs Redd and Pankow Met the Public at League-sponsored Zoom Meeting, Oct. 17

The LWVGR Local Government Committee hosted a Zoom meeting with newly-chosen Police and Fire Chiefs Redd and Pankow.  They are the first women to hold these positions in Rockford’s history. It is also the first time the Rockford Police Department will be led by a person of color. Each Chief shared their vision and answered a few pre-submitted questions.

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National Voter Registration Day is September 28, 2021!
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National League Platforms
Voter Registration-public
Voting

National Voter Registration Day, September 28, 2021, a Great Success!

The League of Women Voters Of Greater Rockford participated in National Voter Registration Day on September 28.  There were 15 locations throughout the area where people registered to vote.  National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy.

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Gun Violence Victims Shoes Vigil, ©Lincoln, NB Journal-Star
Education
Security
State League Platforms

Contact Your School Board to Prevent Guns in Schools!

Allowing armed school staff was attempted two years ago. It was resoundingly defeated. And now it’s back again. Please contact your school board representative today and make it clear that guns have no place in schools. This is a zero tolerance issue.

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Senator Amy Klobuchar explains the “ For the People” act.
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National News

Support the “For the People” Act

The League of Women Voters national organization has asked anyone who can to contact your legislators in support of this important legislation. They have released a webpage with instructions.

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Elsie Janson registers voters.
Committee Meetings
Voting

Voter Services Committee Holds In-Person Meetings

Meetings are second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m., at Mary’s Market, 4431 East State Street, Rockford, Illinois.

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