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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.

October Meeting: Immigration

Date: Wednesday, October 29th, 7-9PM

Where: LaGrange Park Public Library

Please join us for what will be a fascinating discussion on immigration issues led by a very experienced speaker. Mr. Mousin has practiced both labor and immigration law. He received his law degree at the University of Illinois and his Master of Divinity at the Chicago Theological Seminary. He was the director of the Church/State Studies Department at DePaul University. He co-founded DePaul's Asylum and Refugee Legal Clinic. His expertise on immigration issues goes back over 30 years.

November Meeting: Charter Schools

Date: Wednesday, November 19th, 7-9PM

Where: LaGrange Public Library

At the last LWVIL Convention in 2013 the convention delegates voted to update the LWVIL Charter School position. On Wednesday, November 19 at the La Grange Library, the La Grange Area League will have a membership meeting to review and discuss the information compiled by the LWVVIL Charter School Study Committee. This will be preparation for a later consensus meeting on the questions from LWVIL. Since the LWVIL Committee has compiled lots of information you might want to check out some of the information prior to the November meeting. You can find articles and a video of a panel discussion at:

And to get you started thinking about all the issues with charter schools you will find the current LWVIL position on Charter Schools as well as the nine Consensus Questions included in this newsletter. Any questions contact Kathi Graffam at

League of Women Voters 2014 Voter's Guide Now Available!

Thinking about the November election? The League Voter's Guide is a really good place to start.

Download the 2014 Guide here.

Interested in Foreign US Foreign Policy?

Are you interested in learning about US foreign policy and discussing it with others? Every year the LaGrange League sponsors a discussion group that uses materials from the Great Decisions Program prepared by the Foreign Policy Association. The group meets monthly here in LaGrange, starting in January.

Interested? Check out the program here, and email us at so we can sign you up!

Lake Michigan League Hosts Annual Meeting

"Climate Change and Biodiversity for Lake Michigan" was the theme of this year's LWVLMR Annual Meeting, October 3, 4, and 5th.

And congratulations to our very own Krista Grimm, this year's winner of the Art Palleon Advocacy Award!

Summary of program here.

Our October Newsletter

You can access our October Newsletter here.