League's Upcoming Events and News
Wednesday, February 21, 12:00 - 1:00
Friday, February 23, 12:00 - 1:00
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 - 8:00
Tuesday, May 29, 6:30 - 8:00
Primary Contest Candidate Forum Recaps
Thanks to all of those who moderated or ushered, and another special thanks to those who came and asked questions!
The Voter, November 2017
November Meeting Online!
If you missed our November meeting, please check it out below!
LWVCC was excited to host a discussion regarding the effect of the Opiate Crisis in Champaign County. The Opiate Crisis, which has a disproportionate effect on rural communities, has been strong in discussions at the national level but much remains to be said about its effects in specific communities. Discussing the effects of opiate addiction were Julie Pryde, Director of the Champaign County Health District, and Deputy Sheriff Allen Johnes of the Chapaign County Sheriff's Department.
The Voter, October 2017
Read the document below to learn all about LWVCC's October happenings!
October Meeting: Immigration in Champaign-Urbana
September Meeting: Gun Violence in Champaign County
Did you miss the meeting? No problem! Watch the video below to catch up on what you missed, and be on the lookout for subsequent small group meetings on the same topic! Thanks, UPTV for making the content available!
CU Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, one of the presenters at our September meeting, provided her presentation for publication on our website. Read below to find statistics on gun violence, information about the organization, and ways you as an individual and community member can help.
The 2017 Inaugural Voter is Out!
Observer Corps Report, 2017
This year, LWVCC decided to release a special-edition Newsletter publishing a report from each volunteer observer. LWVCC Observers are an essential part of our organization, as they learn first-hand what is happening in the Champaign-Urbana community by sitting in on community and government boards. Read and learn!
Remembering Jean Burkholder
Jean Burkholder, an esteemed, long-time member of the Champaign County chapter of the League of Women Voters, passed away peacefully Monday, June 12th. Please take the time to read about Jean's many accomplishments, published in the News Gazette here. Jean's work as chair of the Committee on Housing was invaluable in shedding light upon housing conditions in our community. We are honored as an organization to have been affiliated with Jean, and hope that our members continue her legacy of commitment to the community.
Women's March in Champaign-Urbana
LWVCC participated in what will be considered monumental in history – the global Women's Marches. Although the march started as the Women's March on Washington, the idea quickly spread throughout the country to include communities nationwide and internationally. The local march in Champaign had estimates of 5,000 people marching to stand up for women's rights and equal justice. Thanks to the League members that marched with LWVCC!
A Year in Review
Happy New Year from LWVCC! We hope that you had a great celebration of the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017.
Here are some highlights from 2016.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.