This online event was part of LWVCC's Keeping It Local series, a monthly League program to discuss local issues. Attend by using this Zoom link. Open to the public
What do you know about how police are trained?
How is training evolving?
What does a policing program that involves social workers look like?
What makes intervention important?
The Credentialed Court begins by establishing just how different today's Justices are from their predecessors. The book combines two massive empirical studies of every Justice's background from John Jay to Amy Coney Barrett with short readable bios of past greats to demonstrate that today's Justices arrive on the Court with much narrower experience than they once did. League member Lila Sullivan will lead the discussion.
The November 8 general election is fast approaching!LWVCC and Alpha Kappa Alpha held a conversation about the shifting landscape around national and state elections, and the latest news about candidates and referendums.
The video for the session is available on the LWVCC YouTube site.
James Manrique, League of Women Voters Champaign County, shared data from the June 28, 2022 priamry election. He shared the latest from the nonpartisan Candidate Guide, resource for all voters about federal, state, and county candidates in contested races at http://www.votechampaign.org
Special Guest Professor Brian Gaines, University of Illinois Department of History with appointments in the Department of Political Science and at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, shared his research and thoughts on the current political landscape as we approach the November 8 election.
For more information on this series, see the Voter Education page.
A League Conversation: Nikita Richards, Vice Chair of Planned Parenthood of IL Board of Directors Aug 31
In 2019 Nikita Richards was appointed to the Illinois Council on Women and Girls, where she works alongside Lt. Governor Stratton on behalf of women and girls across Illinois to create policy that promotes equity and opportunity. She continues to serve on the Council as Chair of Leadership and Inclusion and as a member of the Academic and Economic Opportunity Committee. In 2022, Ms. Richards was recognized by the U.S House of Representatives for her leadership accomplishments. In addition, she was inducted into the Illinois State University College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.
Council members shared information about running for office, discussed how their roles have developed once in office, and responded to questions. Citizens shared effective strategies for contacting elected officials based on their experience. Also LWVCC Voter Ready co-chair Ann Prisland provided a last-minute primary election voting information.
The webinar video is available here on the LWVCC YouTube site.
This event is part of a series designed to help voters prepare for the 2022 primary and midterm elections. Series Sponsors are League of Women Voters Champaign County (LWVCC) and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter (AKA).
For information about the series, see LWVCC Voter Education page
Want to hear from the candidates for the 13th Congressional District race? Illinois Public Media, WAND News, and the League of Women Voters of Champaign County have hosted debates between primary candidates in the 13th Congressional District. The debate between Republican candidates is now available on video. Read more about this debate at this announcement.)
Also see the announcement for the debate between Democratic candidates and the video of that debate.
This announcement was adapted from this Facebook event.
Are you ready to vote in the June 28 Illinois Primary Election? RSVP to join us and share this event! #VoteInEveryElection #ILPrimary #ILVote
From now until Election Day, June 28, 2022, ILVOTE of Champaign County, the League of Women Voters of Champaign County, Illinois Student Government, the Student Advocacy Coalition at the University of Illinois and When We All Vote of Champaign County plan to increase voter turnout by making it easy for citizens to register to vote and learn about candidates.
We want to invite you and your organization to participate in this 2022 IL Primary Election and help inform voters about elections and increase voter turnout across race, age, gender, income, and education group in every election!
Please help us share this Facebook Event!
The Facebook event suggests that groups can make pledges to vote (and sharing pictures of their members on the site). It also has information on making a plan to vote, early voting, researching candidates and helping others to get involved.
Illinois Public Media, WAND News, and the League of Women Voters of Champaign County are hosting debates between primary candidates in the 13th Congressional District. Coming up on Thursday, June 2, 7:00 pm, is the debate among the four Republican candidates. Illinois Public Media will host the debate in its Urbana studios. To hear the debate:
Video of the debate will be available after the event (Information on the Democratic debate is here.
The Primary Election is June 28. LWVCC teams are mobilizing to get information out to voters and encourage participation. Volunteers are needed to spread the word.
Distribute Get-Out-the-Vote flyers to Local Businesses
Flyers, directions, and a list of businesses will be provided. You choose the date and time to distribute your packet between June 1 and June 25. Can you help?Email VoterReady.LWVCC@gmail.com and put "GOTV Volunteer" in the subject line.
Share Voting and League Information at Community Events
LWVCC teams (Get Out the Vote, Voter Ready, and Youth Outreach and Civic Engagement) are organizing community events to encourage voting in the primary election. Read about the events below and click the red button to sign up. You can pick the dates, events and times that work best for you.
June 4: 5K Fun Walk/Run, 8:00 am - 11:00 am, Meadowbrook Park. Hosted by our local partner organization Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to benefit their scholarship fund and share health information with everyone who attends. We'll be shring information about voting
June 11 and June 18: Urbana Farmers’ Market, 7:30 am--12:00 noon. We’ll be sharing League information along with information about voting options.
June 25: MLK Jettie Rhodes Day,12:00 noon - 4:00 pm, King Park, rain or shine. This day is all about giving back to the community with fun, family, networking, and a diverse atmosphere. Many community groups will be represented—and there’ll be lots of stands with food and kids’ activities. All are welcome! We’ll be hosting a table and sharing League information along with encouraging early and election-day voting.