Jo Minor
Local League Platforms

We Are The League!

League President Jo Minor recorded a short program about the League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford (LWVGR) for Comcast Community Expressions. View Jo’s reflections on the purpose and recent activities of the League.

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Ballot box and voters
Local Government
Voting

LWVGR Article in Register Star Puts Focus on Election Guide

The LWVGR election guide is a one-stop shop for all of your questions for the local primary elections February 23. A Sunday, February 14 opinion page article explains the ways the League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford informs and educates voters.

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Groovy Ballot Box
Voting

Feb. 23 Primary Election Candidates Share Views on LWVGR Survey

Candidate Views, Referenda, Ballots, Voter Registration Info – It’s all here!

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Non-League Events
Women’s Empowerment
Women’s March Rockford
Zoom meetings

Women’s March on January 23…In-Person and Virtually

Women’s March Rockford is hosting their annual event in support of women’s rights, on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Due to COVID safety concerns surrounding large, social gatherings, the traditional Women’s March is not taking place. However, there are several ways you can be involved.

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Jo Minor speaks about healthcare worker pizza delivery - 2020
Food
Non-League Events

LWVGR Delivers Holiday Pizzas to Healthcare Workers

The League coordinated the delivery of Lino’s Pizza meals for healthcare workers for OSF Saint Anthony and UW Swedish American Healthcare Systems by Winnebago County Sheriff personnel. Workers at Mercy Health Systems are scheduled for New Year’s Eve delivery.

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Thank you, medical staff
Covid-19
Food
Non-League Events
Public Events

Donate Now to Bring Holiday Cheer to Local Hospital Staffs

Healthcare employees are stretched to the limit and beyond. We can’t all do what they do… But we can bring them pizza!

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Jane McAfee and Bentley
News
Opinions & Editorials

Remembering Jane McAfee, a Servant-Leader

Former LWVGR President Jane McAfee was a social justice warrior before they even had a name for it.

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Recount procedure map.
Electoral College
Voting

The Mechanics of Potential Recounts

Recounts can be instigated automatically or requested by either candidate. How do recounts affect the final Electoral College results? There are many roads to a result.

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Groovy Ballot Box
Electoral College
Voting

Patience, Please…Democracy is at Work.

The 2020 Presidential Election results will not be announced the evening of Tuesday, November 3. The Electoral College is a complicated, but time-honored path. Trust the process.

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Election Cake
Food
Voting
Voting Rights History

We’re Going to Need More Election Cake.

With almost 100,000,000 voters choosing to vote early, America is going to surpass the entire electorate of the 2016 election. The election cake is an old tradition from when election day still had a festive atmosphere. For the 2020 election, we will need more of those fruity, liquory cakes.

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