September 2017 LWV Naperville Events

The League of Women Voters of Naperville has a busy September planned. Here’s where you can find us out in the community this month. Monday, September 4, 10-11:30 a.m.: Naperville’s Labor Day Parade Happy Labor Day! LWV Naperville members are donning red, white, and blue to march in the Jaycee’s parade! Friday, September 15, 1-3 p.m.: Daytime Book Club LWV members and non-members alike are […]

Governor Bruce Rauner Signed Bills Into Law to Protect Voters and Immigrants

Today, Governor Rauner signed into law SB 1933 that will establish an interagency program between the State Board of Elections and the Office of the Secretary of State. Applying for a driver’s license will serve as an application to register to vote. There are some limitations regarding temporary driver’s licenses and ID cards, but this is a victory for our democracy. Additionally, the governor signed the Illinois […]

Coming soon to a high school near you: Birthday Boxes!

LWVN is always looking for ways to increase voter participation – especially among young people!  We are borrowing an idea from Detroit to reach out to 18-year-olds: It involves sending a Birthday Box to all 18 years-olds on their birthday.  The present/box will contain information about local elections, how to register to vote, how to find information about the candidates, maybe a button to wear on election […]

League of Women Voters Statement on Charlottesville

We stand in solidarity with the victims of violence in Charlottesville. Here is our statement regarding the horrific acts by white supremacists in Virginia this weekend. The following statement was issued by League of Women Voters president Chris Carson:     “Yesterday the world watched in horror as white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia. There is no place for hatred and violence in our democracy […]

Girl Power! Woman Professor Fighting Gerrymandering with Geometry

“A math professor is working to challenge political dysfunction in America at a special summer school for mathematicians taking place in Boston this week! Dr. Moon Duchin of Tufts University aims to use mathematics to tackle the growing crisis of extreme gerrymandering that is disenfranchising voters across the United States. Partisan-motivated gerrymandering, when elected officials create absurdly-shaped districts to ensure that they will never face […]