Holiday Get Together
Shop at Ten Thousand Villages
When: 5:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 3, 2015
Where: Ten Thousand Villages, 503 Pennsylvania Ave.
Shop at Glen Ellyn's Ten Thousand Villages to buy delightful holiday gifts for (yourself? and) others and Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15% of your purchase to the League! Our League depends on donations like this because nearly 100% of your dues go to support state and national dues. Keep Glen Ellyn's League among the strongest in the state by supporting this shopping fundraiser and then enjoy fun, food and conversation from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the home of member Celia Rodee! See you Then!.
New video about the Illinois state budget impasse: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kMtPcWI6mHY&time_continue=7
Autumn Voter is Out
The Voter is the League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn's quarterly newsletter. In it you will find articles of interest about topics the League cares about and upcoming meetings. Enjoy!
Fact for Voters Available Now
Facts for Voters is a free publication produced and distributed by the League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn volunteers (Thank you to the volunteers who put this helpful pamphlet together!). In it you will find information about local elected officials and boards.
Holiday Fundraiser and Get Together
Shop at Ten Thousand Villages on December 3 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and 15% of the proceeds helps support the LWVGE! Learn more about Ten Thousand Villages. Great unique gifts! For a great unique cause!
On Another Note...
Check out this LWVIL video on the Illinois State Budget impasse: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kMtPcWI6mHY&time_continue=7
Next Community Meeting...
Glen Ellyn League members invite you to join them on January 21, 2016, 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center to learn about Glen Ellyn energy and water connections. Organized by Jeff and Bonnie Gahris, this evening will be sure to help you understand more about the role Glen Ellyn plays in the larger scheme of environmental stewardship and how you can make a difference.
Also....One initiative that is gaining steam is the plan to encourage the Village of Glen Ellyn (and other entities) to proceed with the comprehensive plan to build more bike/hike trails in our area. The League has written a letter to the Village Environmental Commission and is dialoguing with members in hopes to spur action on these plans. If bike/hike trails is of interest to you, please follow the League's Facebook page so you can see what is new and what you can do to help move things along.
The LWVGE Raises Awareness About Housing Issues in Glen Ellyn
Read our Letters to local elected officials and local newspaper editors about our concerns.
COD Found to Be Violating Open Meetings Act (OMA)
Thanks to League Member and observer Rinda Allison, College of DuPage (COD) has been found in violation of the Illinois OMA.
Stories posted Here:
Read the ruling by the Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan's office, Here:
The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn's Observer Corps has been following the C.O.D. board of directors for over six years. See the reports here.
There is no shortage of things to do, ways to learn, and opportunities to make a difference. Help us by becoming a member.
Agricultural Consensus Meeting Draws Crowd, Meaningful Discussion
League members gathered on April 12th, 2014, to practice what it does best: learning,discussing, coming to consensus and providing guidance to LWVUS so that we, from the grassroots to the LWVUS lobbyist, can take action on a topic of vital importance. Click here to read the backgrounders.
Mental Health First Aid - all about the class LWVGE sponsored and featured to help dispel the stigma of mental illness and train community members how to recognize symptons and help people who might be suffering.
Pension Study - notes, files, and records from the League's 2012 pension study.
DuPage is Changing - report from October 2013 unit meeting - Stunning Facts Wow Audience.