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March 5
Candidates Forum 

Doors Open: 12:30 pm 
Place: Lake Park East High School Auditorium
 
Forum for candidates running in contested local races including: Township Supervisor, Clerk and Trustee, School District 108 Trustee and Roselle Mayor and Village Trustee. The event is an opportunity for voters to learn more about the credentials and platforms of the candidates in the contested elections. Doors will open at 12:30 pm for a “meet and greet” with the candidates, followed by the moderated candidates’ forum which starts promptly at 1:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
 
Bloomingdale Township Mental Health Board Referendum Public Forums: 
GLENDALE HEIGHTS
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, 6:45-8:45 pm
Glenside Public Library
25 East Fullerton Ave., Glendale Heights

BLOOMINGDALE
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, 6:45-8:45 pm
Bloomingdale Public Library
101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale

ROSELLE
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, 6:45-8:45 pm
Roselle Public Library 
40 South Park Street, Roselle

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In The News

Bloomingdale Township Mental Health Board Referendum
 
Residents of Bloomingdale Township will see the following referendum on the April 4th Consolidated Election ballot: Shall Bloomingdale Township establish and maintain community mental health facilities and services including services for the person with a developmental disability or substance disorder and levy therefore an annual tax of not to exceed .15%?
 
The League of Women Voters of Illinois has a position which guides how local leagues proceed with advocacy on Mental Health issues.  LWVRB did a study on specifically on how it applies to Bloomingdale Township. Click here to read our study.
 
To education the community on this upcoming ballot decision, LWVRB and the Bloomingdale Township for Mental Health Referendum Committe will be hosting several free public forums to provide information concerning “Why do we need a Mental Health Board in Bloomingdale Township?” Click here for additional information. Dates and locations are found under Save the Date.
 
Why We Marched on January 21
 womens march2017
 
The League does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. The League does work to influence public policy through citizen education and advocacy. The State League signed on as a sponsor of the Women's March in Chicago in conjunction with the National League's support of these marches.
 
The issues the League marched for include:

Silence is often mistaken for acquiescence. So many issues are uncertain at this time. We wanted to make our voices heard on these.   

 

Recent Events

May 5th 
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.

may5 meeting 

April 5th 
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Panel Discussion

Our panel discussed how our community responds to victims of sexual violence, signs you need to look for and how you can help prevent abuse in your area.
The panel featured Colleen Zavodny, Coordinator of Advocacy Sexual Violence Support Services for the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and and Linda Zerwin, the Executive Director and 911 System Coordinator for the Emergency Telephone System Board of DuPage County. Linda is a retired Roselle Police Officer with 24 years of law enforcement experience and former board member for Stepping Stones for Women of Domestic Violence.

Membership
Joining the LWVRB is Easy.  Please complete and return the LWV-RB Membership Form.

To be a voting member, you must be 16 and a citizen of the US. 

To ask questions about membership contact our Membership Chair at (630) 283-2894 or email info@lwvrb.org

Join Us!

Do you want to...

  • Energize your community about the importance of citizen engagement?
  • Explore the state of our political system?
  • Elevate the power of collaboration to strengthen the  vote and our citizen voices?
  • Show your dedication to protecting our democracy?

Then the League is for you. Men can join too. 

Please contact us at (630) 283-2894 or info@lwvrb.org

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