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 […]

Latex Paint Recycling

June 1 – July 29: Latex Paint Recycling

DuPage County is hosting a Latex Paint Recycling Program at the County’s Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility starting June 1. Homeowners can drop off their latex paint at: Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility 7900 S. Route 53 Woodridge, IL Monday to Saturday from June 1 through July 29 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Note: the site will be closed July 1 to […]