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Update on Independent Maps Effort

We just completed a week long review of a 5% (28,000) sample of our petitions at the Board of Elections. The verdict is in: our signatures passed with flying colors.

Board of Elections personnel validated 72.7% of the petition signature sample, which is head and shoulders above the 52% validation rate we needed. This is an incredible achievement and it is all thanks to your hard work and support! Thanks also to all the volunteers who came out to help with the review, including a strong contingent from the League of Women Voters.

If you were "on the fence" waiting to see how serious this effort was, please get off the sidelines and join us. The politicians who benefit from rigged maps will use every trick in their playbook to stop us from getting any closer to reforming the way political maps are drawn.

Our next challenge is to defend the Independent Map Amendment in court from the lawsuit filed by entrenched political interests challenging its constitutionality.

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Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
May 18, 7 pm
Naperville Municipal Center ,400 S. Eagle ,Naperville, IL 60540

It's time for a discussion about what we can do in small ways that will make a collective big difference toward minimizing negative impacts on planet earth. Be ready to find happy homes for household excess and find out more about how to help others, too. Four groups are lined up for our recycling event this month. They are SCARCE, Enviro Team - City of Naperville, Sharing Connection, and Second Chance - Family Service Center. They will introduce us to social service groups and ideas to reduce climate disruption. Rather than adding to landfills, electronics, Styrofoam, tote bags, crayons, and more can have practical repurposing and recycling options that are better than leaving them at the curb.

The format will be tables around the room with self-introductions and, depending on the crowd, a possible sit-around discussion amongst all present as a wrap-up. As usual, we'll be at City Hall, Lower Room B on Wednesday, May 18, at 7 PM. Be sure to invite friends and neighbors to this event!

Sportmans Park Update

On Friday, February 27, 2015, Ray McGury, Executive Director; Brad Wilson, Director of Recreation and Eric Shutes, Director of Planning, spoke to members of the LWV Naperville in the lower level of City Hall. Each spoke and answered questions regarding the improvements at Sportsman's Park.

The update can be found at:Sportmans Update

Voices of the League

On our blog, Voices of the League, we cover a variety of topics ranging from our work at all levels of the League, including emphasizing work accomplished in local communities across the country on our priority issues, marking important national developments, highlighting the work being done to grow and strengthen the League, and so much more. We hope you'll take the time to see what we've been up to each month during 2013 through this roundup.

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LWV Naperville Now Accepts Online Donations

The League of Women Voters of Naperville is now accepting online donations and membership dues payments. If you are new to Naperville and want to join the league you can also do that online.

Rooted in the movement that secured women the right to vote, the League of Women Voters has always been committed to registering, educating and turning out voters -- and we're not stopping now. To help us continue this vital work, please make a donation today. Your support helps the League continue to fight every day for free, fair and accessible democracy that works for all of its citizens -- not special interests.

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