About Us

A league of women voters to finish the fight and aid in the reconstruction of the nation.

Carrie Chapman Catt - Founder, League of Women Voters

Who We Are

League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago on February 14, 1920, six months before the 19th amendment to the Constitution was ratified. The League of Women Voters of Naperville was founded in 1956.Any person 16 years or older, male or female, may join the League. The League of Women Voters is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. 

We Are Proud to Be Nonpartisan AND Political.

The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government. The League works to influence public policy through citizen education and advocacy. The League participates in League of Women Voters of Illinois and League of Women Voters of the US policy positions.

What We Do

  1. Organize and implement responses to issues on local, state, and national levels through local actions as appropriate. Responses include, but are not limited to:
    • Letters to the editor
    • Speaking to civic and government entities (not limited to city council specifically)
    • Attending city government meetings
    • Witness slips
    • Rallies
    • Lobby Day, lobbying legislators
  2. Advocate for issues that are important to Naperville, DuPage and Will Counties 
    • Monitor the status and outcomes of recently adopted government actions/decisions previously supported by the League, for example:
      • Assault weapons sales ban
      • Appointment process to City Boards and Commissions
      • 708 mental health boards
    • Organize and implement responses to local circumstances as appropriate (not limited to city and county specifically)
  3. Advocate for Naperville Energy Concerns and other environmental issues 
    • Educate voters about the source of their electricity
    • Monitor contract negotiations with IMEA (Illinois Municipal Electric Agency) and take action to support sustainable outcomes
    • Monitor other environmental concerns as needed
    • Work with allies on efforts to promote sustainability with a particular focus on climate change
  4. Support election integrity and ballot access in Will and DuPage Counties 
    • Continue to observe and support DuPage County and Will County election processes to ensure free and fair elections
    • Advocate for the protection of all participants in the election proces

How You Can Get Involved

JOIN the Naperville League! Your volunteer work helps support all of our activities: voter registration, candidate forums, stroll to the polls, Birthday Boxes, and more.

Volunteer for an activity that interests you.

Contact our Membership Chair for current opportunities at lwvnaperville.membership@gmail.com or any of our board members listed below with questions. Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Check out our calendar for upcoming events and meetings! website posts and event listings for information.

Become a Proud Volunteer

When you join the League of Women Voters of Naperville, you add your voice to the group of women and men in your community who empower voters and defend democracy.

meet Our Board

Susan Craighead


Julie Niles

Vice President

Bill Vernon


Linda Mabee


Allison Casey

Social Media

Anne Mathews

Voter Service Chair

Marcia Patterson

Voter Service

Donna Cheesebrough


Karen Snodgrass

Nominating Chair

Eileen Rico

Issues and Advocacy

Open Position

At Large