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Free Community Resource Fair

Saturday, 10/19/19, @ 12 – 3 p.m.

Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave.,  Aurora

Hosted by Rep. Barbara Hernandez. More information here.

ACE October Meeting – The Census 2020 and why it’s important for Illinois 

Sunday, 10/20/19, @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Community Room, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 25 E. Benton Ave., Naperville

ACE welcomes State Senator Laura Ellman to lead a discussion on why the coming Census 2020 is important for Illinois, for DuPage County, and for local city governments.

Living Room Conversations

Monday, 10/21/19, @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Prairie Path Books, 255 Town Square, Wheaton

Hosted by LWV-Wheaton and Prairie Path Books. More information here. Please sign up; space is limited.

Tell your local School Board: Vote no on IASB Resolutions #1 and #3 

Monday, 10/21/19, @ 7 p.m. Check specific time in your school district.

Your local board meeting taking place in Districts 203, 204, 68, 129 and 131.

The Illinois Assoc. of School Boards is pushing again to train and arm teachers and school staff as part of a plan for added school safety. IASB will meet in Chicago on Nov. 23 to vote. Ask your local school board members to vote NOT to adopt Resolutions #1 and #3 in your district. You can read these resolutions beginning on page 9 in this document. Arming staff is not an idea that guarantees safety. This message is from and sponsored by Moms Demand Action

NEST Meeting (Naperville Environment & Sustainability Task Force) 

Monday, 10/21/19, @ 7 p.m.

Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville. Public welcome.

Climate Change Meeting

Tuesday, 10/22/19, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Harper College, Building J, Room J-152, 1200 West Algonquin Rd., Palatine

Hosted by NWSOFA-Indivisible with guest speaker Sarah Moskowitz, Outreach Director of Citizens Utility Board.

Carbon Pricing 101

Wednesday, 10/23/19, @ 7-8:30 p.m.

Wentz Science Center, Room 104, North Central College, 125 S Loomis, Naperville

Presented by CCL, League of Women Voters – Naperville, and ACE. More information here.

DuPage Clean Energy Coalition Meeting

Wednesday, 10/23/19, @ 7 p.m.

DuPage County Administration Building, Room 3-500/A (3rd floor), 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton

Stronger Together: Women Supporting Women

Wednesday, 10/23/19, @ 7-8:30 p.m.

McHenry County College, 8900 U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake, IL

Guest speaker Jodi Bondi Norgaard will speak on the value and benefit of women supporting women in business and in life. More information here.

Organizational Meeting for the next March to the Polls – Fox Valley

Thursday, 10/24/19, @ 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charles.

Hosted by We Can Lead Change Fox Valley

Let Freedom ring – a protest in Chicago at Trump Tower

Saturday, 10/26/19, @ 6 p.m.

Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago

A peaceful protest and demonstration is planned for a gala fundraiser for Pres. Trump’s re-election.

Clean Energy (CEJA) Lobby Day in Springfield

Tuesday, 10/29/19, @ 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Times are subject to confirmation)

Sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Council. Join other environmentalists and lobby for passage of CEJA, the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Free buses will be leaving from multiple locations around the state. View the general schedule and register here.

Impeachment Explained – A Panel Discussion at North Central College

Tuesday, 10/29/19, @ 11:45 – 12:45 p.m.

Heininger Auditorium, Larrance Academic Center, North Central College, 309 E. School St., Naperville

A cross-discipline discussion with faculty from Media Studies, Political Science, Ethics and Values. A timely topic not to be missed.

“The Long Road to Victory – the Battle for Woman’s Right to Vote” performed by actor Annette Baldwin

Tuesday, 10/29/19, @ 1 p.m.

McHenry County College Auditorium, 8900 U.S. Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL

This event is FREE. Annette Baldwin is an historian, lecturer, and actor, who will portray in costume Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, and Carrie Chapman Catt.

“Parlor to Politics” – a visual journey narrative

Tuesday, 10/29/19, @ 6:30 p.m.

McHenry County College Auditorium, 8900 U.S. Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL

Actor Annette Baldwin will present a visual narrative about the 72-year-long battle for women’s right to vote and the adoption of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing American white women their right to vote. FREE to the public.

Zero Waste – Just in time for the holidays!

Thursday, 11/7/19, @ 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Naper Boulevard Library, upper level Meeting Room, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., Naperville

Kay McKeen, Founder and Executive Director of SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) will share her knowledge and expertise on reducing household waste. Presented by LWV-Naperville, ACE, and CCL-Naperville.

Activist Expo

Thursday, 11/14/19, @ 6 – 9 p.m.

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers ADC 1 of IL, 660 N. Industrial Drive, Elmhurst

This event is open to activist organizations, unions, candidates, support organizations, and more. Candidates are welcome to bring their petitions. Email FriendsWhoMarch@gmail.com if you want to participate. More information here

“What path do we need to take to decarbonize the electrical grid?”

Saturday, 11/16/19, @ 10 a.m.

Smith Hall, 2nd floor of Old Main, North Central College, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville

Guest speaker: Dr. Guenter Conzelmann, Argonne National Lab. Sponsored by Environmental Studies Dept.

NEST November Meeting

Monday, 11/18/19, @ 7 p.m.

Naperville Municipal Center, NEU Training Room, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville

Women’s March Chicago – March #1

Saturday, 1/18/2020, @ time TBD

Rally in Grant Park and march to Federal Plaza. The theme and message is to Count Everyone in the Census 2020.

Census 2020

Wednesday, 1/22/20, @ 7-8:30 p.m.

Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville

Hosted by LWV-Naperville. Jay Young of Common Cause Chicago will discuss the importance of the 2020 Census. More information here.

Women’s March Chicago – March #2

Mid-October, 2020 @ time TBD

Rally in Grant Park to March to the Polls on November 3, 2020, in record-setting numbers. More details TBD.


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. Sean Casten: 202-225-4561

Rep. Bill Foster: 202-225-3515

Rep. Lauren Underwood: 202-225-2976

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