So Many Ways to Take Action and Get Involved!
You can find details of upcoming events on our events page, and you can learn more about special interest group events we have going on at the bottom of this page.
Please check back regularly as things change and we make a lot of updates.
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We're very proud to continue the long-standing tradition of sponsoring forums for candidates running for local, state and federal offices. As a non-partisan group, we are uniquely positioned to bring together candidates from diverse viewpoints and all parties, to discuss important issues that impact their constituents and educate voters on their positions.
Each year, we work hard to create ten months of programming that brings together members of our community with compelling speakers on a diverse range of timely topics. This year we have journalists, professors, economists, experts on implicit bias and many others who will join us for talks and discussions in a friendly, public format.
Members have the opportunity to get involved by becoming Voter Registrars, attending and reporting on public meetings as a League Observer or participating in our League Book Club discussions. If you'd like to get more involved in our democracy, the League is the place for you. Join us as we fulfill our vision to act, engage and build.
Join one of our Interest Groups:
The DuPage County Election Commission is in the midst of extensive preparation for the upcoming General Election and the 2019 Election(s). The Election Commission is recruiting Judges of Elections to help with Vote By Mail, Early Voting and Election Day. Responsibilities of Judge of Election include the following: assist with preparing the polling place for opening and closing, check in and process voters, provide help to voters with disabilities, register voters, oversee and maintain record of the Election activities.
Judges of Elections must be registered voters. A Judge of Election receives $130 for working on Election Day plus $30 for attending training and working during the Election. A Judge of Election can also receive $10 per hour if they work as an Early Voting Judge or as a Vote by Mail Verification Judge.
Members of the League volunteer to keep a watchful eye and report on public governing bodies including the District 41 School Board, the Village of Glen Ellyn, the College of DuPage and more. We always need more volunteers, so contact Carrie Burrows at email@example.com if you are interested.
Our volunteers are trained and sworn in by the DuPage County Election Commission as deputy registrars. They help with National Voter Registration Day and other events. Contact Rita Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
LWVGE Book Club
Our Book Club meets quarterly for robust conversation and scones. Some recent selections have included Waking Up White by Debbie Irving, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Contact Shawn Fasules at email@example.com for more information.
You don't even have to bring the scones.
Our next selection is Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step At A Time by Jeff Speck. I am excited about the next selection. The book jacket says "A delightful, insightful, irreverent work." We will meet on February 9th at 9:00am at Michelle Peterson's, 579 Riford. The book will be available at the one month prior to our meeting and can be checked out for one month. Remember non-members are welcome! Bring a friend to enjoy the discussion, coffee, and scones.