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Fair Tax Town Hall 

Wednesday, 4/24/19, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

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

Indivisible Naperville hosts Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, a bipartisan organization dedicated to ensuring all public fiscal policies are fair, just, and present opportunity for all. More information here.

Town Hall with Rep. Grant Wehrli

Wednesday, 4/24/19, @ 7 – 8:30 p.m.

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

Come hear about recent bills in Springfield.

Live Taping of “Talking Liberties with the ACLU of Illinois”

Thursday, 4/25/19, @ 6 – 8 p.m.

The Hoxton Chicago, 200 N. Green St., Chicago

Join the ACLU to explore issues the ACLU works on every day to serve the people of Illinois. Limited seating, so please register here.

Take Back the Night

Thursday, 4/25/19, @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

McHenry County College, 8900 US Highway 14, Crystal Lake

Guest speakers will include Danielle Burley of Turning Point, Liv Harmening of Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault, and Katie Gaughan-Palombi, J.D., of Domestic Violence Legal Clinic. Event includes a march around campus, as well as art and music presentations. More information here.

Citizen’s Climate Lobby at Naperville Earth Week

Saturday, 4/27/19, @ 1 – 4 p.m.

Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville

Come ask questions and learn more about Carbon Fee and Dividend.

Recycling Extravaganza

Saturday, 4/27/19, @ 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

College of DuPage, Parking Lot 6, southwest corner of the campus, Glen Ellyn

Put your old stuff to good use or dispose of it safely. Click here to see what will be collected for free and what will require a nominal fee.

Help ACE support March for Our Lives Naperville at Rally for the Change

Sunday, 4/28, @ noon – 2 p.m.

Fishel Park, Downers Grove

Rally for common sense gun laws with March for Our Lives groups. Come show your support! More information here.

Open Mosque Day

Sunday, 4/28/19, @ 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Islamic Center of Naperville, 2844 W. Ogden Ave., Naperville

Learn calligraphy, enjoy food, tour the mosque, and enjoy various presentations. Special programs for kids, too. RSVP to admin@icnmasjid.org.

You Be the Judge

Sunday 4/28/19, @ 3 – 5 p.m.

Congregation Beth Shalom. 772 W. 5th Ave., Naperville

Join the National Council of Jewish Women-Chicago North Shore, Congregation Beth Shalom, League of Women Voters-Naperville, and One Naperville for an interactive workshop on how federal courts work featuring an opening presentation from Courts Matter Illinois on judicial nominations and the selection process. You also can play the part of a federal judge on a panel and deliberate and decide religious rights and voting rights cases. Admission is free, but reservations are required. More information here.

Fair Tax Day of Action: Rally and Lobby in Springfield

Tuesday, 4/30/19, @ noon – 3 p.m.

Illinois State Capitol, 401 S. 2nd St., Springfield

Lobby your state reps and senators to support the Fair Tax in Illinois. Ride share buses will be leaving from Naperville. To reserve a seat, click here.

Reproductive Health Access Lobby Day in Springfield

Wednesday, 5/1/19, @ 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (10 – 11 a.m.: pick up packets and 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: lobby legislators)

Illinois State Capitol, 401 S. 2nd St., Springfield

Join the Reproductive Health Access Coalition in Springfield and speak to legislators about the repeal of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act and the Reproductive Act.

Hosted by Planned Parenthood Action, ACLU of Illinois, AIDS Foundation Chicago, Catholics for Choice, the AAUW, NOW-IL, and other groups.

Registration required to attend. More information here.

Special Naperville City Council Meeting: Inauguration Ceremony

Sunday, 5/5/19, @ 3 – 5 p.m.

City Council Chambers, Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville

Join this special event as the recently elected mayor and city council members will be inaugurated.

Native Plant Sale

Monday, 5/6/19, @ 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

College of DuPage Natural Areas, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

Sale of excess plugs of native plants grown in the greenhouse outside the Health and Science Center. Proceeds will help fund future projects for restoring the prairie. Phone 630-301-1240 for more information or email Remic Ensweiler at enswilerr@cod.edu.

Community Conversations: Affordable Housing

Monday, 5/6/19, @ 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

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

Join Naperville City Councilman John Krummen and DuPage County Board Member Dawn DeSart in a conversation on Affordable Housing in Naperville. Panelists will include Mary Beth Nagai of DuPage Housing Alliance; Kate Melekhova and Dave Neary of DuPage Habitat for Humanity; Jennifer Truppa of Mercy Housing; and Anne Houghtaling of HOPE Fair Housing. More information here.

Sierra Club Movie Night: “The Human Element”

Tuesday, 5/7/19, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

65 S. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn

Organized by the River Prairie Group.

Sierra Club Environmental Advocacy Day in Springfield

Thursday, 5/9/19, @ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Illinois State Capitol Building, 301 S. 2nd St., Springfield

Take the bus from Naperville. More information here.

Fair Tax Town Hall with Daniel Biss

Monday, 5/13/19, @ 7 – 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Ct., Palatine

Join former state senator Daniel Biss for an explanation and discussion of the Fair Tax. More information here.

Sponsored by CBIL6.

NWSOFA-Indivisible-Stand with Women Film Night: “On the Basis of Sex”

Tuesday, 5/14/19, @ 6 p.m.

Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Ct., Palatine

This inspiring 2019 movie follows the young life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and stars Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer. Sign up to attend here.

DuPage River Sweep

Saturday, 5/18/19, @ 9 a.m. – noon

Pioneer Park, Naperville

Help clean up the DuPage River. Hosted by the League of Women Voters-Naperville.

ACE Environmental Team Meeting

Tuesday, 5/21/19, @ 6:30 p.m.

Panera Bread, 1191 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville

Join ACE’s Environmental Team to discuss the latest climate issues and new initiatives. All are welcome.

ACE June Meeting: Celebrating Pride Month

Sunday, 6/2/19, @ 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

Introducing Naper Pride, a new group in town, and an update on what’s going on at Youth Outlook.

Race Against Gun Violence: 5K Run or 2-Mile Walk

Thursday, 6/6/19, @ 6:30 p.m.

Grant Park

To raise money to support the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. Register here.

Aurora Pride Parade

Sunday, 6/9/19, @ TBD

Downtown Aurora

More details to come.

Woodstock Pride Fest

Sunday, 6/9/19, @ 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Woodstock Square Historic District, Main St., Woodstock

Parade, music, entertainment, food, and more just a few minutes walk from the Metra station. More information here.

ACE Environmental Team Meeting

Tuesday, 6/18/19, @ 6:30 p.m.

Panera Bread, 1191 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville

Join ACE’s Environmental Team to discuss the latest climate issues and new initiatives. All are welcome.

 

 

 

 


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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