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For ways to help out some of the many candidates running in the midterms on November 6, see our Candidate Event Calendar.

 

Stand Up for Democracy

Every night until November 6th—rain or shine—@ 6 – 7 p.m.

Dandelion Fountain, on the Riverwalk, across from Nichols Library, Downtown Naperville, IL

Join Karen Peck, Naperville author-turned-activitst, for a peaceful demonstration urging voters to vote on November 6. Karen’s issues vary with the breaking news of the day, but for now, she’s highlighting immigrant children who have been separated from their parents by the NSA and the Justice Department.

Citizens Climate Lobby August Meeting

Wednesday, 8/15/18, @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

North Central College Wentz Science Center, Room 254,125 Loomis, Naperville, IL

Learn how to lobby local, state, and federal officials to lower CO2 through the Carbon Fee and Dividend. All are welcome.

INWIL GOTV Postcard Party in support of CBIL6

Thursday, 8/16/18, @ 2 – 5 p.m.

Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL

Please stop by with postcard stamps and a pen. Click here for more information.

League of Women Voters-Wheaton Civic Awareness Series #2: Challenges Facing Education in the 21st Century

Thursday, 8/16/18, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Cantigny Park, McCormick House, 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, IL

Guest speaker: Paul Vallas, former CEO, Chicago Public Schools.

Please register here to attend. Space is limited.

Festival of Generosity Through Sacrifice

Thursday, 8/16/18, @ 6 – 9 p.m.

300 W. Highbridge Ave., Villa Park, IL

This will be an evening of festivities accompanied with ethnic cuisine served on the traditional Muslim holiday called ‘Eid Al-Adha’. There will also be a short program/discussion with Q&A. This event is meant for all faiths to come together and learn more about Muslim traditions and cultural expressions on this Eid Holiday. Presented by the Islamic Foundation Interfaith and Outreach Committee. Register here.

Immigration 101

Saturday, 8/18/18, @ 8 a.m. – noon

Family Focus Aurora, 550 2nd Ave., Aurora, IL

Will cover basic immigration questions, including DACA, TPS, and asylum seekers. A follow-up rapid-response-training summary will be held after class.

Indivisible DuPage’s GOTV Postcards to IL 6th Voters

Saturday, 8/18/18, @ 9:30 a.m. – noon

Panera, 25 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton, IL

Help us make a dent in the 100,000 postcards CBIL6 plans to mail to remind voters to go to the polls on November 6th. Click here for more information.

ACE August Meeting

Sunday, 8/19/18, @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Community Room, 1st Congregational-UCC, 25 E. Benton Ave., Naperville, IL

ACE reconvenes after summer hiatus to prepare and energize for the November 6th election. Bring a pen and postcard stamps to write postcards for CBIL6 and build better social media skills. So much election news happens fast on social media, it’s vital to be on it to spread the word.

Lisle Township Democratic Organization August Meeting 

Monday, 8/20/18, @ 7 – 8:30 p.m.

DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church, 1828 Old Naperville Rd., Naperville, IL

Free childcare for children over four.

Glen Ellyn: Be Smart with Guns

Tuesday, 8/21/18, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

St. Mark’s Episopal Church, 393 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL

Join the Glen Ellyn Moms Demand Action group for a “Be Smart” presentation and learn about keeping children and teens safe in homes with guns. RSVP here.

League of Women Voters-Naperville Meeting

Wednesday, 8/22/18, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

The League of Women Voters-Naperville will meet to talk about the work of the DuPage County Election Commission and opportunities for members to get involved in other league projects. For more information, click here.

League of Women Voters-Glen Ellyn Community Meeting on Immigration

Thursday, 8/23/18, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Rd., Glen Ellyn, IL

Speaker Kate M. Goettel, litigation attorney with the National Immigrant Justice Center, will discuss the issues that surround immigration. Click here for more information.

Colors of Love: Raising Children in a Racially Unjust World

8/25/18, @ 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst

232 S. York Rd., Elmhurst, IL

Hear Dr. Jennifer Harvey, a professor of religion at Drake University, joined by a panel of
Northern Illinois Univ. Youth. Dr. Harvey researches religion and ethics, race, gender, activism,politics, and spirituality in the U.S. Her passions are racial justice and white anti-racism. Register online by August 15. Get tickets here.

Indivisible DuPage Meeting: Job Fair and Expo for Campaign Volunteers

Sunday, 8/26/18, @ 2 – 4 p.m.

1777 S. Blanchard Rd., Wheaton, IL

Get ready for November 6th! Many candidates will need your help in the fall. What can you do for the Blue Wave? Click here for more information.

Rally at Randy’s

Tuesday, 9/4/18, @ 4 p.m.

40 W310 La Fox Rd., Campton Hills, IL

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to remind Rep. Randy Hultgren the clock is ticking on his time in office. Bring your signs. Tell us why you are looking forward to voting him out. For more information, click here.

Hosted by the Kane County Coalition.

Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice Action

Saturday, 9/8/18, @ 1 – 3 p.m.

O’Connor Park, 0 NE Deer Run, Elwood, IL

On September 8, they’re planning thousands of rallies in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that puts people and justice before profits. No more stalling, no more delays: it’s time for a fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all. Real climate leadership rises from below. It means power in the hands of people not corporations. It means economic opportunity for workers and justice and dignity for frontline communities that are the hardest hit by the impacts of the fossil fuel industry and a warming world. For tickets and more info, click here.

GOTV Postcards to IL-06 Voters with Indivisible DuPage

Saturday, 9/8/18, @ 9:30 a.m. – noon

Panera Bread, Rice Lake Square, Wheaton, IL

Help us make a dent in the 100K postcards CBIL6 plans to mail to remind voters to get to the polls on November 6.

The People’s Climate March

Saturday, 9/8/18, @ TBD

Location TBD

More information coming.

DuPage Democrats Annual Potluck Picnic

Sunday, 9/9/18, @ 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Greene Valley Forest Preserve on Greene Road, between Hobson and 75th, Naperville, IL

RSVP here.

League of Women Voters-Wheaton Civic Awareness Series #3: Climate Change is Real

Saturday, 9/29/18, @ 1 – 3 p.m.

Cantigny Park, McCormick House, 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, IL

Guest speaker: Tom Skilling, WGN meteorologist.

Please register here. Space is limited.

Indivisible DuPage’s GOTV Postcards to IL 6th Voters

Saturday, 9/29/18, @ 9:30 a.m. – noon

Panera, 25 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton, IL

Help us make a dent in the 100,000 postcards CBIL6 plans to mail to remind voters to go to the polls on November 6th. Click here for more information.

League of Women Voters-Illinois State of the State

Saturday, 9/29/18, @ 6 – 9 p.m.

Arlington Racetrack, Arlington Heights, IL

Click here for more information.

Rally at Randy’s

Tuesday, 10/2/18, @ 4 p.m.

40 W310 La Fox Rd., Campton Hills, IL

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to remind Rep. Randy Hultgren the clock is ticking on his time in office. Bring your signs. Tell us why you are looking forward to voting him out. For more information, click here.

Hosted by the Kane County Coalition.

Voter Registration

Sunday, 10/7/18, @ 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Naperville Public Libraries

Hosted by the League of Women Voters-Naperville.

Women’s March to the Polls

Saturday, 10/13/18, @ 9 a.m.

Grant Park, Chicago, IL

March to the Polls for the 2018 elections. Hosted by Women’s March Chicago.

League of Women Voters-Wheaton Civic Awareness Series #4: The Impact of the Youth Vote

Thursday, 10/18/18, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Cantigny Park, McCormick House, 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, IL

Guest speaker: Shawn Healy, director, Democracy Program, and adjunct professor, University of Illinois-Chicago.

Please register here. Space is limited.

Refugee Roundtable 2018

Wednesday, 10/24/18 – Friday, 10/26/18

Parkview Community Church, 764 Saint Charles Rd., Glen Ellyn, IL

More information here.

Mid-Term Elections

Tuesday, 11/6/18

Election Night Watch Party with ACE

Tuesday, 11/6/18, @ 7 – 10 p.m.

Community Room, 1st Congregational UCC, 25 E. Benton Ave., Naperville, IL

Watch the breaking news with friends on laptops and TV. There will be plenty of good food, soda, wine, and beer.

 


There are many more events posted at Left Out-DuPage Area and Persist List, many of which are in the city of Chicago, often mid-week and scheduled mid-to-late afternoon. Nevertheless, members may find the time or inclination to join one of these, so please bookmark this site and look it over each week to see what’s coming up.

Check out the League of Women Voters-Naperville’s website and the upcoming events posted there.

Quick Contact Information (D.C. offices) for Legislators

Senator Dick Durbin: 202-224-2152

Senator Tammy Duckworth: 202-224-2854

Rep. Peter Roskam: 202-225-4561

Rep. Bill Foster: 202-225-3515

Rep. Randy Hultgren: 202-225-2976

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