LWVGR Pres. Sue Theden explains the importance of being an informed voter
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LWVGR President Sue Theden Explains the Importance of Being an Informed Voter

As more presidential candidates pop up, the League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford shares how to get informed. An interview with Annamarie Shute on WIFR-TV23.

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Gun Violence Prevention Panel-6-14-2023
Gun Safety
Public Events
Security

LWVGR 3rd Gun Violence Prevention Forum to be held Wed., June 14

The Human Cost of Gun Violence in the Rockford Region:
How Can WE help those working on the problem?

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Private and Public Schools Struggle to Get Their Share of State Funding.
Education
Local Government
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This Week with the League

Learn How School Vouchers Damage Public School Systems

Private and public schools struggle to get their share of state funding. A LWVIL program Tuesday April 25, 7pm, plus many sources present the facts of government-funded school voucher programs.

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Susana Mendoza to speak at LWVGR Annual Meeting 6/3/2023
Annual Meeting
Public Events

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Speaks at LWVGR 101st Annual Meeting, June 3, 2023

LWVGR held its 101st Annual Meeting on June 3 at the Rockford Country Club, 2500 Oxford St, Rockford, Illinois. The Honorable Susana Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller, was this year’s keynote speaker. Mary McNamara Bernsten was our moderator.  About Comptroller Susana Mendoza Susana A. Mendoza was elected to her third term as Illinois Comptroller on November 8, 2022. She […]

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Groovy Ballot Box
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 Municipal 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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Reproductive Choice by Women
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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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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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Groovy Ballot Box
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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Rockford Summit on Racism at UW-Sports Factory 5-4-23
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Racism

Help to End Racism

The League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford supports Eliminate Racism 815’s important event. Learn what is happening currently in Rockford to eliminate racism. May 4, 2023UW Sports Factory – 305 S. MadisonRegistration and Vendors start at 8:15 – 9:00 am Sessions: 9:00 am – 4:15 pm ALL DAY EVENT Questions: Where do we go from here? How can we work […]

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Dreamers march DACA
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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U. S. Constitution and Flag
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...
#I Vote Because...
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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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