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Our annual meeting was held at Mr. A's restaurant in Roselle. Besides enjoying a delicious breakfast, we voted in our slate of officers, approved a budget and program, and reviewed bylaws and policies. Minutes will be published after approval.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Panel Discussion
Unit Meeting on Vision 20/20 was held November 3, 2015
Speaker: District 20 Superintendent Mike Connolly
Vision 20/20 Conscious that no single legislative attempt at school improvement can be developed, implemented, or find success without the support, devotion, and hard work of all stakeholders, Vision 20/20 asks not just for state action, but also for local action and the support of educators across the state to fulfill the promise of public education.
Wine Tasting & Fundraiser
@ Lynfred Winery - Roselle was held on Tuesday, September 1, 2015
• Membership Kick-off
• Wine & Horsd'oeuvres
• Special Guest Speakers: Representatives from Independent Maps
READ our Study on 708 Mental Health Boards
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Yes for Independent Maps Campaign
LWVIL is supporting the nonpartisan grassroots campaign Yes for Independent Maps to place the Illinois Independent Redistricting Amendment on the November 2014 ballot.
The 1970 Illinois Constitution's process of drawing state legislative districts has led to one political party having control of drawing all of Illinois's legislative districts, enabling that party to gerrymander districts in its favor, often enabling it to control these safe, incumbent-protected districts for 10 years. The Illinois Independent Redistricting Amendment would provide for a restructured, independent redistricting commission to draw the maps.
Here's a great discussion on the Independent Maps Campaign from Jane Hodgkinson of the Wheaton LWV: A FAIRER MAP PROCESS HELPS ILLINOIS- YES FOR INDEPENDENT MAPS
May/June, 2014: LWVIL distributes overview with resources to local Leagues so that local committees can plan how to study the issues. Local League members are encouraged to visit principals and superintendents of public schools during the summer--when they might have more time--to discuss issues raised in the study.
September, 2014: LWVIL sends the complete study kit to local Leagues
January 31, 2015: Consensus reports from local Leagues due to LWVIL
March, 2015: State Board votes on the updated position
June, 2015: State Convention--Delegates vote on the updated position