This Week with the League

This Week with the League June 17-21 2019

There are no meetings scheduled this week but we do have some great information to share.June 10th was the 100th anniversary of the right to vote for Illinois women and the ratification of the 19th amendment by Illinois.  As part of the celebration, the League requested proclamations declaring it Women’s Right to Vote Day.  In […]

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Voting

Voter Registration at Midtown Market

Voter Service Committee: The LWVGR have been asked to set up a voter registration table at the Midtown Market on Saturday mornings this summer through September 7th.  The market is located on 7th Street in the RPS205 Headquarters parking lot across the street from Katie’s Cup and is open from 9 a.m.-Noon. Voter Service chair, Susan Janson, is accepting voter registrar […]

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This Week with the League

This Week with the League: June 9-15, 2019

The Health Committee is studying the various healthcare plans, such as Medicare for All, being promoted nationally.  Once the study is complete it will be shared with the public to help voters evaluate candidate positions and make an educated choice. The goal is to have the study and educational campaign done prior to the primaries in […]

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Illinois State Senator Steve Stadelman presents an Illinois Senate proclamation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment allowing women to vote to local League President Jo Minor and former League President Claire McIntyre.
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Senator Steve Stadleman Presents IL Senate Proclamation to LWVGR Presidents.

FROM SEN. STADELMAN’S FACEBOOK PAGE, JUNE 12, 2019, 4:35pm It was my privilege today to present to Jo Minor and Claire McIntyre a Senate proclamation marking the 100th anniversary of Illinois ratifying the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. Illinois, along with Wisconsin and Michigan, were the first states in the nation to […]

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Gun Violence Victims Shoes Vigil, ©Lincoln, NB Journal-Star
Past events

Firearms Restraining Order Presentation & Panel 6/6

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6p.m.Rockford Police District #11045 West State Street, Rockford A presentation and panel discussion about Firearm Restraining Orders and Red Flag Laws in our country. Please wear orange to honor victims of and support victims of gun violence. Panelists include Mayor Tom McNamara, State’s Attorney Marilyn Site Ross, Jennifer Caccipaglia, Mgr […]

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Patty Stadelman speaking about the League at Rockford Women’s Leadership Conference on May 2, 2019.
Past events

LWVGR Member Patty Stadelman Speaks at Rockford Women’s Forum May 2, 2019.

Patty Stadelman speaking about the League at Rockford Women’s Leadership Forum, Building Bridges: A Women in Leadership Forum, on May 2, 2019 at the Rockford Art Museum.

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The “We the People” series is the work of Fairey, Jessica Sabogal, and Ernesto Yerena created for the first Women's March, Washington D.C., in 2017.
Past events

LWVGR Annual Meeting Saturday, June 1

The LWVGR Annual MeetingPrairie Street Brewhouse200 Prairie Street, Rockford 8:30 a.m.Registration, Coffee, and Conversation 9:00 a.m.WelcomeBreakfastLWVGR Scholarship Recipient 9:30 a.m.SpeakerSarene Alsharif“Hijabs and Henna: Myths and Facts About Muslims”Questions and Answer Session 10:15 a.m.Business MeetingOfficer Election Reservation and payment must be received by Friday, May 31$25.00 for members • $20.00 for guestsMail-in form has been sent […]

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Stop Gun Violence
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Gun Violence Prevention Panel March 19

The League of Women Voters of Greater RockfordPresents Thur., March 19, 2019Emmanuel Episcopal Church412 N. Church Street, Rockford  The League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford is presenting a panel exploring Gun Violence Prevention  Panelists include Skye Gia and Erica Grajciar, community activists, who will speak on community involvement with this issue and the need […]

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Voting

Fair Redistricting Voting Maps Support by Rep. Chesney

Op-Ep piece by Illinois State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-89th House-Stephenson County area) in support of the Fair Map Amendment to the Illinois Constitution HJRCA 10, which he is a sponsor and HRJCA 15/SJRCA 4, a bi-partisan bill. “Statewide groups including the Illinois Farm Bureau, League of Women Voters of Illinois, NAACP Chicago- South Side Branch, […]

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