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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

January Meeting - The New Jim Crow

Topic: Book Discussion

Join us in a discussion of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by legal scholar Michelle Alexander.

2016 Meeting Topics

January - Book Discussion: The New Jim Crow

February - Supreme Court Decisions

March - Gun Violence: drinks and discussion

April - Cost of Pharmaceuticals

May - Rape on Campus

June - Annual Business Meeting

State League Takes Action on Budget Impasse

Here are two letters recently distributed to the Chicago Tribune; the letter from the League of Women Voters of Illinois was distributed to other outlets as well.



The upshot of the joint letter (signed by Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, the League of Women Voters of Illinois and other reform groups) is that Governor Rauner has invited legislative leaders to a meeting in his office on November 18th.

While we had hoped there would be representatives of the reform groups who signed the letter invited to the meeting, we remain somewhat hopeful that the meeting could be constructive. Stay tuned for details but it is clear that the letter had impact.

Our November Newsletter

You can access our November Newsletter here.