Author: Jo Minor

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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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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School resource officer Curtis Sockwell, a member of the Rockford Police Department, walks the halls on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Auburn High School in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
Local League Platforms
Opinions & Editorials
Security

No Armed Resource Personnel in Schools-Illinois Association of School Boards’ Vote Fails

School boards across Illinois voted down a resolution that would have put their support behind efforts to allow school districts to have trained and armed teachers and staff.

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School Shootings Sign
Archive

No Armed School Security Guards

The LWVIL urges members of the community to contact your local School Board and urge a “no” vote on resolutions #1 and #3 at the IASB Conference in November.

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