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The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) held its 53rd National Convention held June 28 – July 1 in Chicago, IL. The Convention was hosted by the Leagues of Women Voters of Illinois and Chicago. The event kicked off a two-year celebration of the coming 100th Anniversary in 2020 of women gaining suffrage and the establishment of the League of Women Voters.
Founded in Chicago in 1920, the League of Women Voters is active in all 50 states with more than 750 chapters across the country. More than 1,000 League leaders from 49 states and the District of Columbia attended leadership workshops and heard from guest speakers about League priorities.
LWVRB members braved the snowy weather to attend LWV Illinois' annual Issues Briefing held at the University Center in Chicago and came away with a . The theme this year was Bridging Divides: Cultivating Common Ground for Action. Check out the details on the state league website http://www.lwvil.org.
The League of Women Voters explored the Return of Civic Education to Illinois High Schools and what it means to the Lake Park Community with a panel of experts that included Barb Laimins of the McCormick Foundation, Darlene Ruscitti, Superintendent of DuPage County Schools and Lake Park HS educators, Don Fulmer and Gina Mayo. Also discussed was Lake Park's recent recertification as a Democracy School. This event was co-sponsored by Citizens Advocacy Center. For the Lake Park High School presentation, click HERE.
LWVRB held our annual Kickoff Meeting and Winetasting at Lynfred Winery in Roselle. Guest speaker was Alex Niemczewski, CEO of BallotReady, an award winning non-partisan online voter guide for every race and referendum on the ballot. BallotReady strives to help create a more informed electorate.