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Save the Date

Saturday, 6/4
Volunteers Needed: Itasca Public Library Volunteer Fair
Looking for several people to help from noon til 4 pm on Saturday April 6. This is a great opportunity to engage people interested in getting involved in their community...new members are always welcomed by the League! Please let Diana know if you are available from noon to 2 or 2 to 4 pm didihoke@yahoo.com
 
 
Monday, 4/8
Clean Energy in DuPage
Monday, April 8, join us at the Bloomingdale Public Library for a forum on clean energy options available in DuPage County and elsewhere that can be implemented at home and at work. Real examples of what is currently happening locally and in the Chicago region. Latest information on state and federal legislation and incentives for clean energy. Speaker: Jeff Gahris, Illinois Solar Energy Ambassador. Panelists: Edith Makra, Regional Clean Energy Programs; Jeff O’Connell, Lake Park High School; Deni Mathews, Bartlett SolSmart Experience. Moderated by John Perrecone, Illinois EPA (retired)
 
Wednesday, 4/10
LWVIL Lobby Day in Springfield
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 ...make your voice heard! Travel to Springfield with other leaguers and meet with legislators about the issues that are important to you. $10, lunch provided https://www.lwvil.org/lobby-day-2019.html No lobbying experience required. You will be paired with others who have done it before!
 
Monday, 4/15
Opportunity for High Schoolers
Do wellness, positive development, and substance abuse prevention interest a teen you know?
To DuPage County High School Students (grades 9-12):
Reality Illinois, the Teen Advisory Board to the DuPage County Health Department, is seeking high school students to be a part of an volunteer initiative committed to wellness, positive teen development and substance abuse prevention. The students will gain the tools to strengthen their leadership and decision-making skills. Reality Illinois students have successfully advocated area Park District and Village Boards for smoke free parks and Tobacco 21 (an ordinance prohibiting tobacco sales to those under 21). All DuPage county students are welcome to join, to enhance their resume and make a difference. Meetings generally take place at 6 p.m. -7:45 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Glenbard District 87 District Office 596 Crescent Blvd.in Glen Ellyn. During the summer months Reality meets weekly. We educate, to empower. Students please join us at our next meeting on Monday, April 15. Contact Gilda Ross for more information at gilda_ross@glenbard.org or at 630 942-7668. 
Gilda Ross
Glenbard Student and Community Projects Coordinator
596 Crescent Blvd. 
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Mobile: 630-267-2975
Office: 630-942-7668
 
Saturday, 5/4
Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 4 (morning) at Roselle Park District's 10 North -- SAVE THE DATE! Committee chairs, please submit your reports to Diana by March 31st.

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The first day of early voting is March 18th! Find out more here.

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DuPage County Consolidates Election Commission into County Clerk’s Office

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Women's March 2019


Women's March Chicago is not sponsoring a march this Saturday. They opted to March to the Polls in October 2018. Instead, to celebrate their third anniversary, WMC is kicking off 2019 with Operation Activation. On Saturday, January 19, 2019 they are asking previous marchers to "take ownership of their activism and organize or participate in actions that help people in their communities feel safe, included, respected and represented. Social action, civic action, education — every action counts — as women and their allies spread a positive wave of engagement across the city and beyond."

Marches are still planned on Jan.19 in Washington, DC and around the country, as well as other parts of Illinois like Rockford, south suburban New Lenox, northwest suburban Woodstock and west suburban Geneva. There is also a rally at Federal Plaza organized by young people, but all are welcomed. Here are links for info. Please respond to this email if you are interested in going to one of these and want to find others interested. Weather may be a factor...stay tuned!

Geneva: Fox Valley Women's March
Rockford Women's March 2019 - Rockford, IL
Chicago Young Women's March Rally 2019

 

The League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale hosted a candidate's forum on March 10, 2019.

 

 

 

 

Recent Events

September 18

Mock Elections at Lake Park East and West 

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August 5

Taste of Roselle 

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The League participated in the Taste’s non-profit day. We were able to engage many individuals happy to discuss voting, elections and most notably, LWVIL’s Illinois Boter Guide.

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 http://www.lwvil.org.
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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