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October 19-Community Meeting

Harvard Scholar Jeraul Mackey to Speak on "Implicit Bias"
7:00 - Doors open for meet and greet
7:30 - Program begins
Location: Hadley Jr. High School

Join us as we hear from PhD candidate Jeraul Mackey who will speak on "Implicit Bias: Exploring Everyday Hidden Bias in the Workplace and Beyond." More

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Upcoming Events:

October 19, Thursday  

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Harvard PhD candidate Jeraul Mackey will speak at a Community Meeting on "Implicit Bias: Exploring Everyday Hidden Bias in the Workplace and Beyond.” His talk will expose audiences to the nature of and science behind implicit bias and how it shapes one-on-one interactions and decisions. He will also share ways we can understand our hidden bias and harness our differences to make society work better for all. Mr. Mackey is not only a scholar at Harvard's Graduate School but he also performs improv comedy in the Boston area.
 
The event will take place at Hadley Junior High School, 240 Hawthorne Boulevard

 

Doors open at 7, program starts at 7:30

 

The Community is welcome!

 

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn

 

March 20, 2018

The next election will be the March 20, 2018 Primary for nominations of Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Comptroller, State Treasurer, Representatives to Congress – all 18 districts, and members of the state Senate and General Assembly, as well as judges and county officials.

  • Last day of regular registration for the Spring Primary Election is February 20, 2018
  • Grace period to register for the Spring Primary Election is from February 21- March 20, 2018
  • Early Voting February 8-Mach 19, 2018
  • Last Day to register for on-line voting for the Spring Primary Election is March 4, 2018

VOTER REGISTRATION

New Law allows automatic registration:
On August 28, 2017 Governor Rauner  signed SB 1933, which allows voters to automatically register to vote through an electronic process when they apply for a driver’s license or a state ID, unless they opt out. 
The law includes language that ensures it is compliant with a the Real ID Law, which screens out non-citizens and ensures that only legal Illinois residents will be registered. The law is expected to be fully implemented by the 2018 elections.

A very helpful site that will connect you to information about voting in Illinois is http://www.nonprofitvote.org/states/illinois/

Check out the State of Illinois website for great information on voting and elections in Illinois. http://www.elections.il.gov/Default.aspx

Illinois residents can check with their local election authority, or go to either of the above links to see if their voter information is correct.


 

The Illinois State Board of Elections has received the revised request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity for Illinois voter data. The request will be on the Board’s agenda at the August 22, 2017 meeting, and no voter information will be released without Board approval and advance notice to the public. If you have any comment regarding this request, please submit them in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Want to Contact Your Legislator?

Contacting your legislators to let them know what you think is a basic American right. Often, legislators say they tally the responses they receive from constituents in order to make decisions about how to vote in the legislative bodies where they serve. To learn more about how to contact your legislator, check out this publication from the League of Women Voters of Illinois: Making Your Voice Heard.
 
LWVGE Book Club
 
Our next meeting will be December 2nd at Michelle Peterson's (579 Riford}.  The book we will be reading is Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger.  It is not a long book, but it covers a lot of territory.
 
Copies will be available the week of November 6th at the library.
 
Click here for a list of other books we have read and summary of our latest book.
  

Membership

If you haven't sent in your dues, it's time to do so. Here is information about membership. If you are renewing and forgot where your renewal envelope is, or didn't receive it in the mail, OK to send to the address listed on the join page. Note that dues are now set at $78 per year. Most of this money, with the exception of a few dollars, is passed on to the LWVIL and the LWVUS to maintain the LWVGE membership. 

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