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Fixing the Hole in Our Democracy - DC Statehood

Co-sponsored by LWV RB, LWV Arlington Hts and LWV Palatine Area

Thursday, June 28

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Place: Emmett's Brewery, Palatine

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DC Statehood
Join the Leagues of Palatine, Arlington Heights and Roselle /Bloomingdale as we host Anne Anderson, LWV DC, on DC Statehood, an issue to be discussed at the upcoming LWV US convention being held in Chicago. Can you imagine living in Washington, DC in the center of the US government with no voting representation in government? Anne is coming into Chicago for Convention which starts that day, so we are taking the opportunity to have her to speak on this little known subject, which may become a League study. 
We will meet on the patio. Expect an event that is very informal but very informative!
Gun Violence Prevention
Position in Brief - League of Women Voters of Illinois
To curb the proliferation of the private ownership of handguns and their irresponsible use, the League supports a ban on the further manufacture, sale, transportation and importation of handguns and their parts. 
The League advocates restricting access to automatic and semi-automatic assault type weapons. These weapons present a clear and unequivocal danger to public safety. The League believes that it is essential to restrict or prohibit the possession and sale, manufacture, importation and transportation of semi-automatic assault type weapons for private ownership. Additionally, the sale of ammunition for these weapons should be restricted or prohibited. 
The League favors restrictive legislation at both the state and federal levels. 

Recent Events

March 24

March for Our Lives - NW Suburbs
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Young people came together and planned this gun violence prevention event. Students, 
 parents and colleagues gathered in Schaumburg as well as in communities across Illinois to “March For Our Lives.”  This group from LWV Roselle/Bloomingdale participated. 
The marches were planned to coincide with one held in Washington, DC planned by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL where a former student walked into the school on Valentine’s Day and shot and killed 17 students and faculty and wounded many more.
February 10

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

October 3

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. Laimins Ruscietti Mayo Fulmer


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.




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