Next Meeting: Thursday, November 13
CHARTING THE FUTURE OF CHARTER SCHOOLS
Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.
Glen Ellyn Civic Center
Open to the Public Join us as we hear from our own Charter School study committee about their research into Charter Schools in Illinois as we ponder the following questions:
This meeting is open to the public so bring your friends and neighbors to learn more about charter schools in Illinois!
The meeting will be followed on Saturday by a consensus gathering session for members:
CONSENSUS MEETING TO UPDATE THE LWVIL'S CHARTER SCHOOLS POSITION
Saturday, November 15, 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Glen Ellyn Civic Center
For Members Only: Join us as we discuss the questions that will formulate the League's position on Charter Schools in Illinois. The results help to formulate the League's action plans when it comes to new charter school legislation. The public is welcome to observe, but only members can participate in the discussion and consensus process. If you'd like to join, click here.
2014 Election Preparation
The General Election is coming up. Who and What are YOU going to vote for?
Check out answers local candidates have supplied to our questions.
The League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL) has released its nonpartisan guide to the upcoming state and federal elections. The guide may be accessed online in two parts: Statewide office election information is available via the national interactive site, Vote411.org, while local district data is listed on the LWVIL website, www.lwvil.org.
Vote411.org contains information regarding the candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Comptroller. The LWVIL site lists candidates for the United States House of Representatives, the Illinois State Senate and Illinois House of Representatives.
Download this brochure for information on the candidates and questions on the November 4, 2014, Illinois ballot.
Make sure you are registered to vote by checking in with the DuPage County Election Commission.
Autumn Voter is out - Download
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.
September and October 2014 Observer Corps Reports Posted
New observer reports for the September and October meetings of the College of DuPage board have been posted by the LWVGE Observer Corps which has been following the C.O.D. board of directors for over five years. See the reports here.
November Meetings at Glen Ellyn Civic Center: Charting the Future of Charter Schools
2014-15 is shaping up to be one of the most memorable League seasons ever! With a study on charter schools, meetings on human trafficking in our community, mock elections in the high schools and a candidate forum looming, Leaguers along with their friends, neighbors and families will be well-informed about the goings-on of our world and society and have lots of opportunities to volunteer and provide community leadership.
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.