Check back for weekly updates. Find a way to Act, Connect, and Engage this week.

For ways to help out some of the many candidates running in the midterms on November 6, see our Candidate Event Calendar.

Stand Up for Democracy

Every night until November 6th—rain or shine—@ 6 – 7 p.m.

Dandelion Fountain, on the Riverwalk, across from Nichols Library, Downtown Naperville, IL

Join Karen Peck, Naperville author-turned-activitst, for a peaceful demonstration urging voters to vote on November 6. Karen’s issues vary with the breaking news of the day, but for now, she’s highlighting immigrant children who have been separated from their parents by the NSA and the Justice Department. Karen’s action is part of Stand on Every Corner, a national grass roots movement.

Lisle Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

Monday, 10/15/18, @ 7 – 9:30 p.m.

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

Naperville City Council Meeting with Continued Discussion of the 5th Avenue Project

Tuesday, 10/16/18, @ 7 p.m.

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

NWS OFA Palatine Cool Cities Team Meeting

Wednesday, 10/17/18, @ 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Palatine Village Hall, Room B, 200 E. Wood St., Palatine

Discussion of Palatine’s sustainable future: Where do we go from here?

Citizens’ Climate Lobby October Meeting

Wednesday, 10/17/18, @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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

League of Women Voters-Wheaton Civic Awareness Series #4: The Importance and Implications of the Upcoming November Election

Thursday, 10/18/18, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Cantigny Park, McCormick House, 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton

Guest speaker: Dr. Philip Hardy, political science department chair, Benedictine University.

Please register here. Space is limited.

Protest at Peter Roskam’s Office with Nuns on a Bus

Friday, 10/19/18, @ 10:30 a.m.

2700 International Drive, Suite 304, West Chicago

31st Annual Autumn Drive and Bonfire: Fired Up for November 6th

Saturday, 10/20/18, @ 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

18719 River Rd., Marengo, IL

Come view the fall color and finish with a bonfire at 7 p.m. Food and refreshments along the way. More information here.

ACE October Meeting: Update on Immigration and Reunification

Sunday, 10/21/18, @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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

ACE will host a panel of three experts to bring us up to date on what’s happening at the Texas border, in Chicago with efforts to reunite displaced minors with their families, and in Naperville with local protests. This is an ongoing human rights issue that hasn’t gone away and must remain on our radar. More information here.

Addison Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, 10/23/18, @ 7 – 8:15 p.m.

Addison Village Hall, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison

Conversations in Local Democracy: Freedom of Speech

Wednesday, 10/24/18, @ 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Citizens Advocacy Center, 182 N. York St., Elmhurst

More information about this and other topics of conversation here.

Refugee Roundtable 2018

Wednesday, 10/24/18 – Friday, 10/26/18

Parkview Community Church, 764 Saint Charles Rd., Glen Ellyn

More information for time  here.

Indivisible Naperville October Meeting

Wednesday, 10/24/18, @ 6-7 p.m. with Stand on Every Corner, Dandelion Fountain, downtown Naperville.

To be followed @ 7-8:30 p.m. with pizza and meeting to cover technology apps for reaching out to voters.

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

Conversations in Local Democracy: Freedom of Speech

Wednesday, 10/24/18, @ 6:30 p.m.

Citizens Advocacy Center, 182 N. York St., Elmhurst

Click here for more information.

Pollwatcher Training

Thursday, 10/25/18, @ 6-7 p.m.

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

Early Voting Party

Saturday, 10/27/18, @ 11 a.m.

McHenry County Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock, IL

Come out to vote with Woodstock Pride, followed by a meet up at Public House on the square to socialize. More information is here.

Mid-Term Elections

Tuesday, 11/6/18. Polls are open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Election Night Watch Party with ACE

Tuesday, 11/6/18, @ 7 – 10 p.m.

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

Watch the breaking news with friends on laptops and TV. There will be plenty of good food and beverages, so please stop by for a visit or stay for the returns.

Citizens United: Money Talks

Tuesday, 11/13/18, @ 7 p.m.

Naper Blvd Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd, Naperville

Speaker: Alyx Mark, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, North Central College.

Sponsored by the AAUW.

AAUW presents Work Smart – Negotiation Skills for Women

Thursday, 11/15/18, @ 6:15 p.m.

NIU Conference Center, 1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville

LWV-Wheaton Civic Awareness Series #5: Citizens Correcting Corruption

Thursday, 11/15/18, @ 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Cantigny Park, McCormick House, 1 S 151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton

Guest speaker: Donna Limper, leadership team, Represent Us-DuPage County.

ACE November Meeting

Sunday, 11/18/18, @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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

John Perryman, M.D., from Physicians for a National Health Program, will discuss if single-payer or Medicare-for-all healthcare is possible.

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


You can also text “resist” to 50409 to send a FAX message to federal legislators.