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Citizens Climate Lobby April Meeting

Wednesday, 4/18/18, @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

North Central College Science Center, 125 S. Loomis, Naperville, IL

Come and learn about Carbon Fee and Dividend, which means to lessen carbon dioxide emissions.

Lobby Day in Springfield with the League of Women Voters-Illinois

Wednesday, 4/18/18, @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

State Capitol, Springfield, IL

Citizen Lobby Day at the state capitol will focus on two bills: the Fair Tax Amendment and the Illinois Redistricting Amendment, HJRCA 43. For more information, click here.

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action Forum

Thursday, 4/19/18, @ 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Glen Ellyn Civic Center, Clayton Room, 535 Duane St., Glen Ellyn, IL

Women’s reproductive health is under attack, and there’s an all-out effort to defund and/or shut down Planned Parenthood health centers. This action forum is an opportunity to tell Planned Parenthood which reproductive health issues matter most to you. Register here for this free event.

National School Walkout in Wheaton

Friday, 4/20/18, @ noon – 1 p.m.

300 S. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL

Friends Who March will join students and teachers on their national walkout day for a Die In at Rep. Peter Roskam’s campaign office on County Farm Rd. since he takes money from the NRA.

Kane County Democratic Women: Women and Power Series—Collaborative Solutions to Gun Violence

Saturday, 4/21/18, @ 1 – 3 p.m.

Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL

One-hour panel discussion will be followed by another hour of networking. All are welcome.

Indivisible DuPage’s Campaign Issues and “Job Fair” 

Sunday, 4/22/18, @ 2 – 5 p.m.

1777 S. Blanchard St., Wheaton, IL

Indivisible DuPage’s April meeting will focus on the general election in November. Get to know candidates and how to be a campaign volunteer. Click here for more information.

Candidate Expo at Indivisible Naperville April Meeting

Wednesday, 4/25/18, @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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

Come meet the candidates on the November ballot. Learn their positions and offer your support.

Environmental Lobby Day in Springfield

Thursday, 4/26/18, @ all day

State Capitol, Springfield, IL

Join the Illinois Environmental Council, the Sierra Club, and Faith in Place to travel to the capitol and make your voices heard with legislators on environmental issues. This event was key in getting FEJA passed last year. Buses will be going. For more information, click here.

Volunteer Training for Team to Elect Sean Casten

Saturday, 4/28/18, @ 11 a.m. – noon

Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL

Join the team to work for Sean Casten, Democratic candidate for Congress, IL 6th. You’ll learn how to canvass and phone bank. Click here for more information.

Illinois Ballot Integrity Project

Wednesday, 5/2/18, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

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

Do you want to believe your vote still counts? Sponsored by the League of Women Voters-Naperville.

AAUW Collection of Books, CDs, DVDs, and Vinyl Records for annual June Book Sale

Saturday, 5/5/18, @ 9 a.m. – noon

Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catapla Lane, Naperville, IL

Please bring your donations. Money raised by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will provide college scholarships and educational opportunities for women. For more information, click here.

ACE May Meeting: Focus on the Environment

Sunday, 5/20/18, @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Community Room at the 1st Congregational ICC, 25 E. Benton Ave., Naperville, IL

Join us as we welcome Jeff Gahris from the Sierra Club and Illinois Solar Energy Association, IBEW Labor Advocate Harry Ohde, Tim Banas from the Citizens Climate Lobby, and Steve Jones and ACE member Pete Fales who worked to update our meeting space building. Topics will include the FEJA and its impact on green energy growth and development, future jobs and training in green technology, the Carbon Fee and Dividend, and what it takes to update older buildings and make them more environmentally friendly.

Solar-Ready DuPage

Thursday, 6/21/18, @ TBD

Location TBD

This is a follow-up to the Clean Energy Forum hosted at the IBEW Hall in January and will focus on clean energy and economic development.

The People’s Climate March

Saturday, 9/8/18, @ TBD

Location TBD

More information coming.

Mid-Term Elections

Tuesday, 11/6/18

 


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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