The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
LWVIL is now an official sponsor of the Women's March on Chicago! Saturday, January 21!!!
Bring your non-partisan protest signs and your flags! To ride the train into the city with LWVN meet at the Route 59 station for the 7:28am train. Look for Annette, who will be holding a `League of Women Voters Naperville' sign. Or meet at the Naperville station for the 7:33 am train and look for Becky, who will be holding a `League of Women Voters Naperville' sign.
If you are driving into the city, meet us at 9:30am on the west side of Buckingham Fountain under the `League of Women Voters of Illinois' banner. We will also have the `League of Women Voters Naperville' banner unfurled and ready to fly high and proud!
This march is historic and will focus on issues we care about. As Chris Carson, President of LWVUS said: "We march to reform money in politics. We march for health care. We march for the environment. These are our core issues, and we want to ensure they are front and center."
Help us send the new administration a message that women and our supporters will CONNECT, PROTECT, and ACTIVATE for women's rights, civil liberties, and diverse issues. Women's March on Chicago amplifies and honors other women's marches also held January 21 around the world and across our nation.
Dress warmly and we will see you there!
Suffragist costumes are optional!
We will plan out our 2017 programs and events. Pot luck, so bring some food to share! No one works well on an empty stomach. Program topics to be discussed include:
-High school civics education: Should it be moved to junior/senior year rather than sophomore year?
-Establishing a Universal Election Day to consolidate elections
-Money in Elections
Naperville Municipal Center, 400 South Eagle Street
An evening with Dr. Ann Rondeau President, College of DuPage Wednesday, January 25 Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 535 Duane Street, Glenn Ellyn Doors open at 7pm,, program begins a5 7:30 This is a special opportunity to learn more about the new COD president and her ideas about the future for the college.
Marie Wilson of The Daily Herald
PARTICIPATE IN YOUR GOVERNMENT
Join the Women's March on Chicago January 21, 2017, starting at the Petrillo Bandshell in Grant Park at 10 a.m.
Help us send the new administration a message that women and our supporters will CONNECT, PROTECT, and ACTIVATE for women's rights, civil liberties, and diverse issues.
Women's March on Chicago amplifies and honors other women's marches also held January 21 around the world and across our nation.
SUPPORT A CAUSE!
PARTICIPATE IN YOUR GOVERNMENT
Let's March! Join the Women's March on Chicago January 21, 2017, starting at the Petrillo Bandshell in Grant Park at 10 a.m. Help us send the new administration a message that women and our supporters will CONNECT, PROTECT, and ACTIVATE for women's rights, civil liberties, and diverse issues. Women's March on Chicago amplifies and honors other women's marches also held January 21 around the world and across our nation.
SUPPORT A CAUSE!
Five best suggestions for defusing political tension and arguments over the holidays:
1.Have everyone agree to make the holiday table a politics free zone!
2. Put out some boxes of Trivial Pursuit questions on the dinner table and around the house where people get together. The questions are fun & non-political. If the conversation gets heated, just grab a card and start asking people questions. Play a big game of Monopoly
3. Change the topic. "Did you hear about the runaway sheep on the loose in downtown Miami?!"
4. If the discussion gets heated, politely excuse yourself and head to the kitchen to wash some dishes. If the argument follows you to the kitchen, take a bathroom break.
5. Listen to the other person. Hear what they say and use reflective listening skills if necessary. Do not raise your voice.
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1. Is your baseball team
Cubs 50.72% 35 Sox 11.59% 8 both 15.94% 11 divided 4.35% 3 other 7.25% 5 none 10.14% 7
2. Did you have election fatigue this season? Tired of commercials and news about the election?
yes! 75.36% 52 yes 13.04% 9 no 11.59% 8 more 0.0% 0
3. Did this election cause you to be more careful about expressing your political feelings in public?
yes 57.97% 40 no 42.03% 29
4. Are you
Democrat 53.03% 35 Republican 16.67% 11 Independent 28.79% 19 Other 1.52% 1
5. Did this election cause arguments or division within your family?
yes 29.85% 20 no 70.15% 47
6. Is it possible for Congress to function effectively?
yes 23.53% 16 maybe in a 23.53% 16 few years never 8.82% 6 not sure 44.12% 30
7. Do you favor term limits for elected officials?
yes 69.70% 46 no 30.30% 20
8. Do you favor independent maps for Illinois political districts?
yes 83.87% 52 no 16.13% 10
9. Do you favor automatic voter registration?
yes 68.66% 46 no 31.34% 21
Do you support a graduated state income tax?
yes 73.53% 50 no 26.47% 18
For DuPage County election results go to +http://electionresults.dupageco.org/results/2016/general/candidates-1.htm
Proposition results +http://electionresults.dupageco.org/results/2016/general/props-1.htm
Here are the results: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TRANSPORTATION FUNDS Yes 10493 78.68%, No 2843 21.32%
PRES + VICE PRES Donald J. Trump 6402, 33.14%. Hillary Clinton 8983, 46.50%. Gary Johnson L 2083, 10.78%. Jill Stein G 986, 5.10%. Write-in Votes 865, 4.48%.
FEDERAL US SENATOR Mark Steven Kirk R 7265, 40.90%. Tammy Duckworth D 7919, 44.58%. Kenton McMillen L 1013, 5.70%. Scott Summers G 1223, 6.88%. Write-in Votes 345, 1.94%.
CON 05 DIST REP Vince Kolber R 580, 33.30%. Mike Quigley D 922, 52.93%. Rob Sherman GP 188, 10.79%. Write-in Votes 52, 2.99%.
CON 06 DIST REP Peter J Roskam R 5374, 56.63%. Amanda Howland D 4115, 43.37%.
CON 08 DIST Peter DiCianni R 1324, 44.21%. Raja Krishnamoorthi D 1671, 55.79%.
CON 11 DIST REP Tonia Khouri 1066, 32.51%. Bill Foster D 2213, 67.49%.
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