The League of Women Voters of Champaign County (LWVCC) is a nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League depends on volunteers. There are many ways to get involved. For more information see Get Involved with the League or a list of specific Volunteer Opportunities. If you have specific questions, send an email to our Volunteer team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June is "Thanking Volunteers" month for this chapter of the League of Women Voters. Click the button below to see a list of our volunteers for 2020-2021.
Watch Video and Learn About Jim Crow and Nuremberg Laws
Four community organizations presented this webinar on June 9 to more than 80 people. The presenters showed how these laws produced and enforced legal suppression of black American citizens in the South between 1877 and the 1950s, and of Jews in Germany in the 1930s. Learning from these parts of our past will help us better understand efforts to suppress the vote today.
Watch the video below to hear directly from the Observers. (About 56 minutes.)
If you have questions about the Observer Corps, contact team lead Deb Rugg at Debrugg@aol.com.
Where's the Newsletter?
There won't be a June or July issue of LWVCC's Voter newsletter this summer to allow time for special project work. Monthly issues will resume in August. In the meantime, if you'd like to review recent issues, click the button below to see the complete list.