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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major political policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Read more.

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Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:00 am to 11 am
Brunch Cafe, Roselle
 
LWV Illinois 2017 Convention
Saturday - Sunday, June 10 - 11,2017
 
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In The News

Earth Day
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To commorate Earth Day 2017, members of LWVRB joined LWVIL at the March for Science held Saturday, April 22 in Chicago. Purposes of this non-partisan event included support for the scientific community; to safeguard the scientific process and research funding; and to publicly celebrate science and encourage curiosity and exploration. https://sciencemarchchicago.org/.
 
Consolidated Election 2017
Candidate Forum Videos
 
Bloomingdale Township Mental Health Board Referendum
 
By a 51% to 48% margin, the referendum to create a 708 Mental Health Board was passed during the recent Consolidated Election.  
 
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 educate the community on this ballot decision, LWVRB and the Bloomingdale Township for Mental Health Referendum Committee hosted three public forums - the first in Glendale Heights, then in Bloomingdale and the last in Roselle.
 
Why We Marched on January 21
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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

April 11

The League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale hosted a discussion on "The Larger Role of Our Community Gardens: Feed the Soul While Feeding the Hungry." The program included presentations by Joyce Basel of the Bloomingdale Garden Club and Joe Potts, Director of Parks and Planning at BPDon the community garden concept and on the history of the Giving Garden at Bloomingdale Park District's Springfield Park. Vicki Johnson, Community Food Pantry Administrator, Roselle United Methodist Church, continued with a talk on the prevalence of hunger in our local community and the various sources of donations they collect, including an incredible amount of fresh produce donated by the Roselle Garden Club who maintain one of the plots in Bloomingdale. District 12 PTO Learning Garden Sponsor, Bonnie Reimer completed the evening by sharing plans for the creation of outdoor learning opportunities in D12 beginning with the building of raised garden beds (one for each grade level) at Spring Hills School.

March 5th 

Candidate Forum held at Lake Park East Auditorium, included candidates for Roselle Village Mayor and Trustee; Bloomingdale Township Clerk, Supervisor and Trustee; as well as School Board Trustee for District 108. Approximately 100 people attended over the course of the afternoon. Candidates answered moderated questions submitted by the audience. The Consolidated Election is April 4. Early voting begins March 20. 

 

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Membership

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

To be a voting member, you must be 16 year of age. 

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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