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The Voters Speak!

At the League’s candidate meet and greets in March, we partnered with NPR/WNIJ to engage the audience.   The WNIJ journalists asked:  What issue is most important to you in the upcoming elections? Where do you get your election news and information? How do you think reporters can cover elections better? Here’s what the meet and greet attendees The Voters Speak!

Natasha Korecki is a senior national political correspondent with NBC News

“Politics in Our Nation: An Insider’s Perpective”

Natasha Korecki, a senior national political correspondent with NBC News and University of Illinois Hall of Fame Reporter will speak about the state of governance, politics, and democracy at League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford’s annual meeting, Saturday June 1, 2024, 8 AM, at Riverview Inn and Suites, 700 West Riverside Blvd. in Rockford. A delicious breakfast will be served. Please make your reservation now.

Understanding Mental Health Resources: A Call to Action from the League of Women Voters

In the wake of recent community tragedies, there has been a profound awakening to the importance of mental health resources and education. These events have underscored the critical need for accessible support systems and proactive measures to prevent similar tragedies in the future. At the forefront of this movement is the League of Women Voters, a stalwart advocate for community welfare and empowerment.

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One-Stop Voting Info with the Illinois Voter Guide: Your Voting status and 2024 Primary Candidates

Even though some local elections are uncontested, it’s important to know where all the candidates stand on issues of importance to you, which is why the Illinois League is offering voters the chance to learn about candidates and issues, check their voting registration status, and find their polling place. Questions?   Visit the Illinois Voter Guide. One-Stop Voting Info with the Illinois Voter Guide: Your Voting status and 2024 Primary Candidates

Jaci Delahanty, Diane Cushing, Ruth Swanson and Maria Mendia with teacher, Jonathan Logeman, teacher and 2nd Ward Alderman

Voter Registration at Auburn High School Wed., January 25

The League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford registered nine new voters and distributed QR code cards linking to the Illinois Voter Guide, a non-partisan one-stop shop for voter and candidate information, Wednesday, October 25, 2024, 1 PM – 4:30 PM at Auburn High School in Rockford.

Reproductive Choice by Women

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.

Go Vote 815 is a Northern Illinois initiative to register and educate voters to increase voter activity.

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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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 Voter Services Video Instructs the Public on Voter Registration and Election Sources

Primary Elections are important!

WTVO/WQRF TV reporter, Taylor Castro, discusses the importance of primary elections with LWVGR Voter Service chair Carol Bailey. https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/league-of-women-voters-to-host-meet-and-greet-with-illinois-primary-candidates

Rockford Summit on Racism at UW-Sports Factory 5-4-23

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 Help to End Racism

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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.”