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LaGrange LWV to Participate in 2018 Women's March to the Polls on January 20

Are you joining us at the 2018 Women's March to the Polls on January 20? Women and allies across the state will be raising our voice to celebrate the spirit and efforts of 2017 and focus on the 2018 elections.

Please RSVP to our Facebook event or send an email to to let us know you are attending with us. We will be meeting between 10:00 am and 10:30 am at the west side of Buckingham Fountain.

LaGrange LWV To Host "Bridging Divides: Cultivating Common Ground" on February 10

When: Saturday, February 10 at 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Where: Conference Chicago at University Center, 525 S State St, Chicago

The Issues Committee of the LaGrange Area LWV is hosting a workshop examining current issues. We have invited retiring legislators for our morning plenary to share how the partisan divide can be bridged in Springfield for effective action on League issues. The afternoon plenary features a stellar panel on criminal justice.

The breakout sessions address finding common ground in gun policy, ERA passage,clean water policy, segregation, property tax relief and voter access (automatic voter registration implementation and redistricting reform).

Please see the Facebook event for registration details and tickets.

LaGrange League Sponsors Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group

Are you interested in US Foreign Policy? The LaGrange League of Women Voters will again sponsor the Great Decisions foreign policy program in 2018.

Using materials provided by the Foreign Policy Association, the local group meets at the Hinsdale Public Library on the 4th Thursday of each month. Topics this year -

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia's foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa's fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges
  • Interested? To be placed on the mailing list, please send an email And to read more about the Great Decisions program, visit the FPA Site.

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    Ever Wonder Who Our Leaders Are?

    Many of us have been asking for a listing of elected officials. If you go to our page on Facebook, select TOWN HALL from the sidebar and it will bring up all your representatives based on your address.

    If you want a listing of phone numbers, websites, email addresses and mailing addresses for more than 4,000 federal, state, county and local officials elected in Cook County, the Cook County Clerk has just completed the 2017 Directory of Elected Officials (DOEO). Click here to access the DOEO and download a PDF copy of the document.

    College of DuPage Observer Report

    Your LWV Coalition for College of Dupage observers will be paying close attention to further developments between the faculty and the Board at future meetings. The faculty association does not strike us as a group that will give up easily. Just when things seemed quite peaceful and calm, this controversy about faculty hiring pops up. One can't help but remember that it was a letter from the faculty association to the Board of Trustees in September 2014 about a vote of no confidence in President Breuder which led directly to the election of the Clean Slate candidates in April 2015.

    Click here for the current report.

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