Year: 2020

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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815 Activism Expo
Public Events

Get Involved! 815 Activism Expo July 11.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford is a cosponsor. Please remember to wear your facial mask and practice social distancing. It is mandatory, but also polite to do so.

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Young boy in Federal Detention Camp.
Immigration

U.S. Must Release Children From Family Detention Centers, Judge Rules

The order, which cited the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, applies to children held in the nation’s three family detention centers for more than 20 days.

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Erika De La Mora
LWVGR Scholarship

Erika De La Mora is 2020 LWVGR Scholarship Recipient

Erika De La Mora is a 2020 graduate of Jefferson High School and resides in Rockford, Illinois.

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National League Platforms
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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2020 Census
This Week with the League

This Week with the League April 12-19, 2020.

If you have not already done so, please complete your census questionnaire on line. It is absolutely imperative that we have a complete count of people in our community.

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Heroes of American Women’s Voting Rights
Archive
Past events
Voting Rights History

League Art Exhibition of “Heroes of American Women’s Right to Vote” Schedule Suspended – TBA.

The exhibit features “Heroes of American Women’s Right to Vote,“ a seven-panel portrait of five suffragists and two others who were instrumental in the women’s struggle for the right to vote.

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