Author: Jo Minor

100 Days-100 Ways to Get Ready for Election 2020
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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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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.
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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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Young boy in Federal Detention Camp.
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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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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]
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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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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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