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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.

 

Peace March

Friday, 6/15/18, @ 7 – 9:30 p.m.

The Faith Community of St. Sabina, 1210 W. 78th Place, Chicago, IL

The Road to Change kids off here where the Parkland students will join the Peace March led by students from St. Sabina Academy. For more information, click here.

Circle of Love to Show Support for the Parkland Students

Saturday, 6/16/18, @ 5:30 – 8 p.m.

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

If you weren’t able to get a ticket for the #MarchForOurLives #RoadToChange Town Hall, but want to show your support for the Parkland students, we are forming a circle of love around the church. The Parkland students have gone through more than some of us will ever know. Let’s show them some love and block out the hate.

Hosted by Friends Who March.

March for Our Lives: Voter Registration

Saturday, 6/16/18, @ 5:30 – 8 p.m.

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

Before the Parkland students’ Town Hall, the League of Women Voters-Naperville will have a table for voter registration. Voting is our right, our privilege, and our responsibility.

McHenry County Progressives Summer Cookout

Friday, 6/15/18, @ 7 – 10 p.m.

2805 Aloha Ct., McHenry, IL

Join the MCP for a casual summer eventing with your progressive friends.

Aurora Pride Parade

Sunday, 6/17/18, @ noon, line up is at 10 a.m.

Benton and River Streets in Aurora, IL

Come celebrate this first LGBTQ+ parade and community event in Aurora. Please dress and carry signs that are not offensive. Click here for more information.

March with Naperville Township Dems in the Aurora Pride Parade

Sunday, 6/17/18, @ noon, line up is at 10 a.m.

Benton and River Streets in Aurora, IL

Summer Solar WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS 

This workshop is FREE and for educators, grades 3-12, to add Solar energy to STEM curricula. Offered at 2 locations–choose one.

Tuesday, 6/19/18, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Illinois State University. Register here.

Wednesday, 6/20/18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Prairis State University. Register here.

Citizens Climate Lobby June Meeting

Wednesday, 6/20/18, @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m

North Central College Science Center, Room 256, 125 S. Loomis, Naperville, IL

Join Citizens Climate Lobby and learn about the Carbon Fee and Dividend as a means to reduce atmospheric carbon, as well as how to get legislators aboard with this proposed economic and environmental plan for the future.

Northwest Suburban Men4Choice Fundraiser

Wednesday, 6/20/18, @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Real Time Sports, 1120 W. Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL

Join Men4Choice and special guest, IL State Senator Cristina Castro, for a fundraiser to support state-level, pro-choice candidates.

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.

Planned Parenthood and Indivisible Action Meeting

Thursday, 6/21/18, @ 6:30 – 9 p.m.

2400 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL

Come and learn what these two organizations are and what they do. Sponsored by the Elk Grove Township Dems, the Wheeling Dems, We the People, and Huddle in IL-8.

Eidfest

Sunday, 6/24/18, @ 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd., Wheaton, IL

Eid is the most important religious and cultural festival of the Muslim community and is the joyful gala after the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Free admission. Open to all faith groups.

Bus to the Chicago Pride Parade at Ogden Mall in Naperville

Sunday, 6/24/18, @ 10 a.m – ?

Ogden Mall, 1271 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL

Park by the closed Kmart. The bus will leave at 10 a.m. Will return late afternoon. Seats on the party bus to the Chicago Pride Parade cost $25. To reserve a seat, send payment here. Click here for more event information. Sponsored by Friends Who March.

Indivisible DuPage Monthly Meeting

Sunday, 6/24/18, @ 2 – 4 p.m.

1777 S. Blanchard Rd., Wheaton, IL

Dr. John Perriman, from Medicare for All, will be the speaker. For more information, click here.

2018 Water Day: Advocating for Protection

Wednesday, 6/27/18, @ 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL

The League of Women Voters-Lake Michigan region and the upper Mississippi River Region will sponsor this day of water-related events, including needing to maintain and leverage the momentum of the Clean Water Act at a time of changing regulations and funding. Click here for more information.

Postcards for the 6th

Wednesday, 6/27/18, @ 7-9 p.m.

3223 N. Bolz Dr. W, Arlington Heights, IL

Join us for appetizers and desserts and to help our neighbors in the 6th district. Please bring a book of postcard stamps. More information can be found here.

Moms Demand Action-Naperville July Meeting

Saturday, 7/14/18, @ 2 p.m.

Naperville Municipal Center, Meeting Room B, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL

Join this local group to work for common sense gun laws and to learn how to persuade local and state officials to hear the voices of 85% of Illinois voters. For more information, click here.

Citizens Climate Lobby July Meeting

Wednesday, 7/18/18, @ 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Science Center, Room 256, North Central College, 125 S. Loomis, Naperville, IL

Join Citizens Climate Lobby and learn about the Carbon Fee and Dividend as a means to reduce atmospheric carbon, as well as how to get legislators aboard with this proposed economic and environmental plan for the future.

Indivisible DuPage July Meeting

Sunday, 7/22/18, @ 2 – 4 p.m.

1777 S. Blanchard Rd., Wheaton, IL

Click here for more information.

NOW College Safety Fair

Sunday, 7/22/18, @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bolingbrook Community Center, 201 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook, IL

This informative, essential, and pragmatic workshop will teach college-bound women how to stay safe while away. Tickets are $5 each.

Sponsored by Will County NOW. Click here for more information.

Illinois Democratic Women of Will County Summer Membership Meeting: Political Engagement

Saturday, 7/28/18, @ 9:30 a.m. – noon

Rasmussen College, 1400 W. Normantown Rd., Romeoville, IL

This is the organization’s membership meeting. Dues are $25 per year. This event is $10 for nonmembers. The focus will be on political engagement with an opportunity to meet some general election candidates. For more information, click 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.

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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