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Human Trafficking

Thursday, Feb. 19,
7:30 p.m.
Glen Ellyn Civic Center

Human trafficking is the modern equivalent to slavery. People are forced against their will to perform work - in often unspeakable conditions - without compensation or freedom. The scourge of human trafficking has spread far and wide across the globe and could be rearing its ugly head right here in DuPage County. How does one recognize human trafficking? What are the real statistics? How is it reported? What do we do about it?

The League of Women Voters of the U.S. created a strongly worded statement at its last convention to make it clear we unequivocally oppose any type of activity that smacks of human trafficking.

It reads:

The League of Women Voters opposes all forms of domestic and international human trafficking of adults and children, including sex trafficking and labor trafficking. We consider human trafficking to be a form of modern day slavery and believe that every measure should be taken and every effort should be made through legislation and changes in public policy to prevent human trafficking. Prosecution and penalization of traffickers and abusers should be established, and existing laws should be strictly enforced. Extensive essential services for victims should be applied where needed. Education and awareness programs on human trafficking should be established in our communities and in our schools.

Come to this stimulating and topical meeting and bring your friends. The more who know about this issue, the more can be done to combat it in all its horrific forms.

Housing in Glen Ellyn

The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn is concerned about housing issues in Glen Ellyn. Based on our longtime studies and positions, the League has sent letters to our local elected officials and local newspapers to raise awareness of our concerns. Read the letters here.

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.

Download Facts 4 Voters

Kick off 2015

Human Trafficking Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Glen Ellyn Civic Center

Human trafficking is the modern equivalent to slavery. People are forced against their will to perform work - in often unspeakable conditions - without compensation or freedom. The scourge of human trafficking has spread far and wide across the globe and could be rearing its ugly head right here in DuPage County. How does one recognize human trafficking? What are the real statistics? How is it reported? What do we do about it?

The League of Women Voters of the U.S. created a strongly worded statement at its last convention to make it clear we unequivocally oppose any type of activity that smacks of human trafficking. It reads:

The League of Women Voters opposes all forms of domestic and international human trafficking of adults and children, including sex trafficking and labor trafficking. We consider human trafficking to be a form of modern day slavery and believe that every measure should be taken and every effort should be made through legislation and changes in public policy to prevent human trafficking. Prosecution and penalization of traffickers and abusers should be established, and existing laws should be strictly enforced. Extensive essential services for victims should be applied where needed. Education and awareness programs on human trafficking should be established in our communities and in our schools.

Come to this stimulating and topical meeting and bring your friends. The more who know about this issue, the more can be done to combat it in all its horrific forms.

The LWVGE Raises Awareness About Housing Issues in Glen Ellyn

Read our Letters to local elected officials and local newspaper editors about our concerns.

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.

There is no shortage of things to do, ways to learn, and opportunities to make a difference. Help us by becoming a member.

League Groups

There are many groups within League that do special things. These include our

LWVGE Book Club

Great Decisions and

the LWVGE Mental Health Study Group

each group is doing great work. Follow by clicking on that specific group's page within the "Groups Within League" page.

LWV Agricultural Consensus Meeting

 

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.

 

Read more: LWV Agricultural Consensus Meeting

Article Archives Index

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.

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