League's Upcoming Events and News
The League will be at the Urbana Farmer's Market on September 19th and 26th to celebrate National Voter Registration Day (September 22nd). Come visit our booth and register to vote, get involved with petitions for independent mapping or talk to a Leaguer about our work!
SAVE THE DATE --- Tuesday, Sept 15, 2015
When – 3-5 pm.
Where – Cunningham Children’s Home
1) Help Cunningham Children’s Home celebrate its 120th Anniversary
View Exhibits – Optional Tours of the Facilities – a visit from Judge Cunningham – Refreshments & More
2) Sign-Up for Upcoming LWVCC mini Study Groups
Meet our new Communications Director – Re-meet our Student Intern – Hear the latest League news
3) Enjoy the Afternoon
Hear everyone’s summer news – enjoy the waning days of summer
RSVP via FaceBook here
Today the 19th amendment, securing women's right to vote, turns 95!
"The trajectory of American history has always been to greater not less freedom for our citizens. The 19th Amendment opened the democratic process to what is now more than half the population. But the work of democracy is never finished. The League began as a "mighty political experiment” to encourage new women voters to use their vote to shape public policy in a way that improved the lives of women and children. From the beginning, the League has sought to strengthen our democracy by empowering voters to engage with their government and to tackle the most important issues in our communities, states and nation." -Elisabeth MacNamara, League President
In celebration of the 19th Amendment’s 95th birthday, check out some vintage pictures of the activists who have led the League’s work for the past 95 years.
To read more, head over here!
Meet Our New Communications Director
We are pleased to introduce Kelsey Bourgeois as our new Communications director. Kelsey brings experience with web design and social media. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Political Science in December 2014. Read a letter from her below!
Hello fellow Leaguers My name is Kelsey Bourgeois, and I am your new
Welcome to Our Website!
Thank you for visiting our new website. We hope you find it useful and intuitive. If you notice any issues, please e-mail us at email@example.com.