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CANCELEDDuPage Clean Energy Coalition Meeting

Wednesday, 3/25/20, @ 7 – 8:30 p.m.

DuPage County Board Room, 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton. The public is welcome to a discussion on how cities and communities encourage their local governments to move toward renewable energy.

CANCELEDDemocracy Series: Election Security

Wednesday, 3/25/20, @ 7 – 8:30 p.m.

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

Guest speaker will be Melisa Urda of the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project. Hosted by LWV – Naperville.

CANCELED Part II: Women’s Suffrage Film & Discussion Serie: Women of Color and the Suffrage Movement

Thursday, 3/26/20, @ 6:30- 8:30 p.m.

Naperville Public Library, 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Rd., Room A, Naperville

Women of color and the Suffrage Movement. Presented by LWV-Naperville. More information here.

Census Day 2020 – NOT CANCELED

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

If you have your Census forms now, fill them out ASAP and return them by U.S. Mail. You can also fill out the form online here. Be sure to read the info on that webpage first, then click on the button at the bottom of the page to take the Census 2020.

Gerrymandering

Wednesday, 4/15/20, @ 7 – 8:30 p.m.

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

Who knew gerrymandering could be fun??! Join the LWV – Naperville for games, food and prizes!

Indivisible Naperville discusses “Sexual Assault in DuPage County” 

Wednesday, 4/15/20, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville

Presented by Indivisible Naperville. A panel of seven will cover the frequency, prosecution, victim support network in DuPage and Will Counties. Guests include Maddie Thompson, Kate Refine; Kerry O’Connor, Sexual Assault Nurse Coordinator at Edward Hospital; DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin; Assistant State’s Attorney, Will County, Marie Czech; Laura Welch, Pres. of Illinois NOW; and Colleen Savodny, Coordinator, Advocacy & Crisis Intervention Services for the YWCA Metropolitan Rape Crisis Center. (This event was previously scheduled for 3/24/20.)

Part III: Women’s Suffrage Film & Discussion Series: Civil Rights and Voting Access for All. 

Wednesday, 4/29/20, @ 6:30- 8:30 p.m.

Naperville Public Library, 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Rd., Room A, Naperville

Presented by LWV-Naperville. More information here.

Free Bus for Gun Violence Prevention Lobby Day in Springfield

Thursday, 5/7/20, @ 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location to take the bus to be determined.

Hosted by Friends Who March. More information here.

Part IV: Women’s Suffrage Film & Discussion Series: Women’s Rights – Looking Ahead

Thursday, 5/21/20, @ 6:30- 8:30 p.m.

Naperville Public Library, 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Rd., Room A, Naperville

Women’s Rights – Looking Ahead. Presented by LWV-Naperville. More information here.

Vote Her In: Author talk with Rebecca Sive

Thursday, 9/17/20, @ 7 – 10 p.m.

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton

Event is co-sponsored by the LWV chapters of Wheaton and Glen Ellyn. Rebecca Sive is a women’s rights advocate, political strategist, and feminist community organizer. She is also author of “Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President” and “EVERY DAY IS Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House.”

 


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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