NOVEMBER 2018
The Voter
The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn
Greetings!
Happy Fall and Midterm Election season.
 
Welcome to our new The Voter newsletter. We hope you enjoy this more concise and more colorful e-newsletter. Please let us know if you have suggestions. Thanks to Candy Purdom for leading this effort.
 
If you haven’t voted, visit the Illinois League’s new website to view your ballot and learn more about your candidates at https://illinoisvoterguide.org/
 
Our Voter Service Team had a busy fall. You’ll find more details in their report. Thanks to Rita Doyle, Joyce Beck, Gail Bernstein, Erica Nelson, Sania Irwin and the many other volunteers.
 
Because we did not host a social event as we typically do at the beginning of the League year, we hope you will attend our League Holiday Party to make up for lost socializing. One of the best aspects of the LWVGE is all of the smart, interesting members. Mark your calendars for December 6 beginning at Ten Thousand Villages for a fundraiser from 4 – 8 pm followed by an open house at Vicki Steevensz’s home at 674 Hillside from 7 – 9 pm.
 
We hope to see you at our not-to-be-missed November 11 Community Meeting with Amanda Vinicky of WTTW. She will share her perspective on the election results beginning at 12:30 pm at the Glen Ellyn Police Station. Bring friends and neighbors.
 
Visit our website for the most current information.
 
Sincerely,
Amy Hohulin and Michelle Peterson, co-presidents
County Clerk hopefuls Paul Hinds & Jean Kaczmarek at our Candidate Forum
Mock Election Day at Glenbard South HS on Sept. 9
Mock Election at Glenbard South HS
LWVGE voter registrants
Julie Nolan & Lois Walter
Sarah Allen & Carrie Burrows at
March to the Polls
Members Spend a Busy Fall Leading to the Midterms!


Voter Service Recap
The LWVGE Voter Service team has had a busy fall preparing for the November midterm elections including the following initiatives:
 
Candidate Forums
The Glen Ellyn League hosted two candidate forums for candidates running in the November midterm election. On September 16th, LWVGE hosted a candidate forum for the DuPage County board candidates. On September 27, the DuPage County judges participated in a meet and greet followed by a forum for state senatorial candidates from District 23 and 24 and state representative candidates from District 46 and 48. Videotape of the forums are available on the website ( lwvge.org) or on our Facebook page.
 
Mock Elections
The mock elections, one of the most popular events that League sponsors, occurred on September 18th and 20th with 3,050 students from Glenbard West, South and East participating. Thirty-six volunteers from LWVGE assisted students in learning how the voting process works.
 
Voter Registration
The US League encouraged all local Leagues to schedule at least 10 voter registration events in their communities. We are happy to say that LWVGE registered over 130 new voters at 13 different voter registration events this fall!

Stroll to the Polls 
On November 4th, the League will partner with Glenbard West students in Stroll to the Polls . Developed by the Naperville League, this program identifies precincts with low voter turnout and sends students out to canvass the neighborhood with information on when and where to vote. We are excited to initiate this program in our community.
Don't Miss These Upcoming Programs!
League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn hosts "Election Debrief"
Get insightful commentary from our very special guest, WTTW's Amanda Vinicky on November 11, 12:30 pm at the Glen Ellyn Police Station, 65 S. Park Avenue.
After the midterm elections, learn what the results may mean for our state from Amanda Vinicky, WTTW Correspondent and Segment Host for “Chicago Tonight."

Vinicky's reporting focuses on Illinois government and politics. Her work has been featured on NPR’s “Morning Edition," “All Things Considered” and “The Takeaway,” and she’s garnered top honors from the Illinois Associated Press and the Association of Capital Reporters and Editors. She will also discuss being a female journalist in these times, the proliferation of “fake news” and the responsibility, both by the public and journalists, of vetting reliable news sources.

Please spread the word! Find the Vinicky event on our LWVGE Facebook page, then "share" to post it on your personal Facebook page.

Please note: police station parking is limited. You are encouraged to use the lot behind 45 S. Park.

Open to the Public. Invite friends.
Bring questions!
League of Women Voters Glen Ellyn
Book Club
 
Our next selection is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Gann.
 
Saturday, November 17 at 9 am
Michelle Peterson’s
579 Riford Rd. Glen Ellyn
 
The book will be available at the Glen Ellyn library and can be checked out until
November 17.
 
Remember non-members are welcome!
Bring a friend to enjoy the discussion,
coffee and scones.

Let's Welcome Our Newest Members!
Kathleen O'Malley, Carol J. Riphenburg & Mary Sheehy
CALENDAR
November 6: ELECTION DAY
November 11: Community Meeting- Election Debrief with guest Amanda Vinicky, WTTW Correspondent. Glen Ellyn Police Station, 12:30 pm.
December 6: Holiday Fundraiser: 4-8 pm at Ten Thousand Villages; Holiday Party: 7-9 pm at Vicki Steevensz' home, 674 Hillside Avenue
January 17: Community Meeting with guest Diane McGinley, Glen Ellyn Village President, Glen Ellyn Police Station, 7:30 pm. (Doors open at 7 pm.)
Please visit our website for the most current information.
PO Box 2391, Glen Ellyn, IL  60138
(630) 790-2237
(630) 347-0922
Tim Elliott Addresses LWVGE

District 4 DuPage County Board Member Tim Elliott educated us about the latest issues facing the county at our
October 18 community meeting.
Hope you were there!

LWV Tim Elliott speaks to LWVGE