Every Vote Counts
Voting

Thank You Candidates!

The League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford wish to show deep appreciation for all candidates for offering to serve their country.

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RFD Airport Noise Study 2022
Environment
Non-League Events
Public Events

RFD Airport Noise Study Virtual Meeting Thursday, December 8

A virtual public information session on December 8 regarding a noise study being done at the Rockford airport.

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DACA
Immigration

National League Supports “Dreamer” Protection

“The League stands with all Dreamers, and we strongly support legislation to permanently protect DACA recipients while we work toward lasting common-sense fair immigration policies for all.”

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Voting

Election Thank You!

The League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford and the Go Vote 815 Coalition want to recognize election authority officials, their staffs, and local election judges for safeguarding the integrity of the recent Midterm Election.  Election day voting, as well as early voting and mail-in voting, proceeded smoothly and efficiently. Thank you all for providing […]

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Democracy
Voting
Voting Rights History

Choose Democracy

“It’s a republic, if you can keep it.“— Benjamin Franklin

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#I Vote Because...
Public Events

I Vote Because…

As a proud coalition partner of Go Vote 815, the League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford, Illinois had the opportunity to gather citizen comment on why they vote! Go Vote 815 is a Northern Illinois GOTV/Get Out The Vote initiative that has over 20 coalition members.

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Non-partisanship
Ethics
National League Platforms
Non-Partisanship

The League response to statements about partisanship of candidate forums

“Since our founding in 1920, the League of Women Voters nonpartisan policy has stated that “The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.” 

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National League Platforms
National News
Reproductive Rights
Women’s Empowerment

League Position on Reproductive Choice

The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that public policy in a pluralistic society must affirm the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices.

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Go Vote 815 is a Northern Illinois initiative to register and educate voters to increase voter activity.
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This Week with the League
Voting

Rockford Mayor McNamara announced City Endorsement of Go Vote 815

The Northern Illinois voter encouragement program, Go Vote 815, has over 20 local coalition members, many of whom had representatives voice their endorsement of great voter activity and the Go Vote 815 initiative at the Mayor’s Press Conference. The League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford, Illinois is also a coalition member.

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This Week with the League
Voting

Voter Services Video Instructs the Public on Voter Registration and Election Sources

Carol Davies, LWVGR Voter Services Chair, narrates a training video on myriad ways for voters, voter registrars, election judges, etc. to find everything they need to know about elections in Illinois. Since a 2017 state re-write of Photo registration and election laws, many people are registered and don’t even know it. Here’s how to become […]

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Redistricting
State League Platforms
Voting

LWVGR Webinar on New Illinois Redistricting Maps.

LWVGR sponsored a Zoom webinar Sunday, February 20th on the impact of the newly drawn district lines.  These new districts will affect everything from Congressional district lines to local county board seats.

Please the webinar by clicking link below.

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Hospital Closures
Healthcare
Local League Platforms
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Non-League Events

LWVGR Sends Public Response to Mercy Health Closures of West Rockford Facilities

This is the written response sent to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, the oversight board concerning the facility closures, held January 27, 2022.

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National News
Voter Registration-public
Voting
Women’s Empowerment

Fighting Voter Suppression

We protect every American’s right to vote, challenging those who seek to restrict Black, brown, female, and other voices in our democracy.

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