Lawsuit Challenges Voter Registration

Lawsuit Challenges Voter Registration Restriction

Lawsuit Challenges Voter Registration Restriction Washington, DC + The League of Women Voters of the U.S. and its Alabama, Georgia and Kansas affiliates filed suit today in federal district court to stop the recent illegal action by the Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) that allows these states to restrict voter registration. For more click here

Civics in Middle School

Civics in Middle School

RE:  HB 1252 — Civics Education in Middle School ACTION NEEDED Please urge your state Representative to vote YES for HB 1252 to require every public elementary school to include civics education in its 6th, 7th, and 8th grade curriculum. WHY IT MATTERS Quality civics courses have tremendous impact. For example, when Florida introduced a required civics course in middle school, 61% of Florida students achieved proficiency in civics, […]

Citizenship Quiz

LWVN Citizenship Jeopardy Quiz

The League of Women Voters of Naperville recently hosted a ‘Quiz Night’ at Quigley’s in downtown Naperville. A civics test, covering U.S. history and government, is just one part of the application process to become a U.S. citizen.  Do you think you could pass a citizenship test? You and your friends can take our quiz yourselves – Jeopardy style! CLICK HERE to download the powerpoint presentation […]

Illinois Automatic Voter Registration

Illinois Automatic Voter Registration

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 the Illinois House did not have enough votes to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s November 16 veto of an automatic voter registration bill that would have automatically registered voters. The override vote failed 67-47, four votes short of the needed votes. The proposed bill would have automatically registered people to vote, or their voter registration information would be updated when they received […]