Bonnie Cox, LWVIL President
FromFrom the President
Dear LWVIL Members,
In 2017, we witnessed a shift in democracy; people across the country joined together to defend civil liberties and constitutional rights. Women & allies are raising their voices to celebrate the spirit and efforts of 2017, and now our focus turns to the upcoming 2018 elections. 

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, LWV of Illinois will join women across the state at the Women's March to the Polls in Chicago. We want you to join us!

For those of you who can't make the trip to Chicago, check out other events happening across the state. For more information or if you have any questions, feel free to email  lwvil.org

Our community is focused on informed and active participation in government, working to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy. Join us in our mission!
Yours in League,
League of Women Voters of Illinois
League of Women Voters of Illinois Education Fund
MarchWomen's March to the Polls National Turnout Event
Are you joining us at the 2018 Women's March to the Polls on January 20?   We hope you e ncourage your fellow local league members and friends to march with LWVIL. Women and allies across the state will be raising our voice to celebrate the spirit and efforts of 2017 and focus on the 2018 elections.

Please RSVP to our Facebook event or send an email to info@lwvil.org to let us know you are attending with us. We will be meeting between 10:00 am and 10:30 am at the west side of Buckingham Fountain. Watch the LWVIL homepage for updates.

More information at  http://womens121marchonchicago.org/

Looking for a march in another area?:  https://marchonthepolls.org/

SpeakingSpeaking of Signs...
Bring 'em on! Be creative!

To give you some inspiration, here's what LWVIL's signs will say: 
  • Love, Not Hate, Makes Us Great 
  • Raise Your Voice: Vote! 
  • Because she persisted: 104 years of Illinois Women voting 
  • Persist like a Suffragist: Vote!
Please add our website address  www.lwvil.org  to any new signs you make to help drive interested people our way.

Lastly, don't forget to use #LWVILMarchestothePolls to share your photos and stories before, during and after the event whether on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or what ever social media channel you prefer! This whole voting thing is squarely in our sweet spot, so let's get the word out far and wide!

Is there news from your local League that you would like to share? Consider submitting an item to the LWVIL monthly E-News. Send it to info@lwvil.org
Remember to check out state and local League events on the LWVIL website calendar. 
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League of Women Voters of Illinois 
332 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 634 | Chicago, Illinois 60604
p. 312.939.5935 | f. 312.939.6887 | info@lwvil.org