Ballot box and voters
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Voting

Vote. Know your options. Make a plan.

The League encourages people to consider their voting options, weigh their risks, and make a plan and a backup plan for voting. After ballots are finalized, the Illinois League’s website, illinoisvoterguide.org, will provide candidate information for every state race. The League also plans to schedule local candidate forums. Finally, the League urges voters to make their voices heard and VOTE.

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Voter registration, Rockford, Illinois.
Voter Registration-public
Voting

LWVGR Voter Registars at Midtown Market Saturdays thru October 3

LWVGR Registrars will be at the Midtown Market located at 501 Seventh Street (Rockford Public Schools parking lot) from 9am to 1pm on five consecutive Saturdays (9/19 – 10/3). Stop by if you can.  Rockford Midtown Market welcome your questions about their market and would LOVE to see you here for 2020! Please reach out to their team by email […]

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Democracy
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Public Events
This Week with the League
Voting
Women’s Empowerment

LWV Women Power the Vote Discussion Series: Defining the Next 100 Years

Monday, August 17, 12 Noon CDT We are excited to announce that the Women Power the Vote Discussion Series: Defining the Next 100 Years kick-off has been rescheduled for Monday, August 17, 2020, at 1 p.m. EDT. LWVUS Chief Executive Officer Virginia Kase will sit down with LWVUS President Deborah Turner for a one-hour discussion on what […]

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No vote, no voice!
Non-League Events
Voting

Your Mail-in Ballot Questions Answered

42 states and the District of Columbia have approved mail-in, or absentee balloting. It’s a safe method for those concerned about Covid-19 exposure. You can mail it or drop it off at the Winnebago or Boone County clerks offices or the Rockford Board of Elections.

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100 Days-100 Ways to Get Ready for Election 2020
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National News
Voting

100 Days Until Election Day – 100 Ways to Take Action

In just 100 days, voters around the country will cast their ballots—and while Election Day this year looks different in many ways, making your voice heard has never been more important. With all of the election changes happening this year, we’re here to help every step of the way.

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This Week with the League
Voting

Rockford election officials encourage mail-in voting option as pandemic safety alternative

“Just as when you show up in person, you have to sign your card, and they verify your name and your address, and you can vote. This time, you’ve already voted, but they’re going to do that verification. So, there are things in place already.” Carol Davies, the co-chair of Voter Services for the League of Women Voters.

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The Illinois Fair Tax does not tax retirement income.
State League Platforms
Voting

Please Support the Illinois Fair Tax

The League of Women Voters Illinois or proponents of the upcoming Fair Tax referendum in the November 2020 election. There is misinformation concerning the Illinois Fair Tax posted in social media. Please find out the facts for yourself.

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National News

LWVUS Responds to Police Killing of George Floyd

The League of Women Voters grieves the murders of George Floyd and the countless other Black lives that have been tragically taken at the hands of rogue law enforcement officers who are rarely held fully accountable for their actions.

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Voting

Mail-in Ballots Are “Go!” In Illinois Elections.

Voting-by-mail bill passed both Houses and is waiting for Gov. Pritzker’s expected signature. The measure is supported by national, state, and local Leagues of Women Voters.

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Vote 411-Voting in time of Coronavirus.
Covid-19
Voting

Voting in a Time of Coronavirus.

While voters’ health and that of their communities is paramount, the League of Women Voters still encourages voters to exercise their right to vote! There are many ways for voters to participate in elections while mitigating their risk of exposure.

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Trump Kicks DACA Kids
Immigration
National League Platforms

Fixing Our Democracy is Key to Immigration Reform

They came to our country as children and have pledged and demonstrated allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. They are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA has thrown the lives and futures of the DREAMers and their families into chaos. For many DACA recipients, the United States is the only home they have ever known.

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Heroes of American Women's Voting Rights
Non-League Events
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Voting
Voting Rights History
Women’s Empowerment

The Women’s Right to Vote Celebrated August 18.

A woman’s centennial news story on WTVO-TV. A woman’s Centennial news story on WIFR-TV. League members Diane Cushing and Linda Miller discuss the Centennial, voting access and the changing role of women in politics with WREX-TV.

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DHS Arrests “Proactively.”
Democracy
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National News

League of Women Voters Responds to DHS Crackdown on Portland Protests

“The increasing number of attacks on our democracy by some elected leaders and appointed members of our government are violating the first amendment rights of people in this country and requires our organization to speak out against the actions of this administration.“

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