LWVCC volunteers will staff a table at 3 "Urbana Market at the Square" events at Lincoln Square in Urbana. Two events were held August 19 and September 16. The next date is:
Stop by to register to vote, check your voter registration or gain information about the March 19, 2024 primary election. You can also learn more about the League of Women Voters of Champaign County (LWVCC).
Join us for LWVCC's timely program on "The Changing Role of Public Libraries in Preserving Democracy." The date is: Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. To attend, use this Zoom link.
For further information, contact Program Team Member Paula Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once invisible to the public, election workers are at the center of an ongoing public debate about the integrity of our democracy. By chronicling the 2020 experience of election administrators in Rhode Island, No Time to Fail takes us behind the scenes to witness the perspective of these essential workers. From hand delivering ballots to people’s homes, to weathering the brunt of confusion and anger, their dedication to the voters is palpable.
The documentary, directed by Sara Archambault and Margo Guernsey, will be shown by PBS stations in October.
Know someone who needs to register to vote? Want to update your voting address or learn the latest information about the March 19, 2024 Primary Election?
Join LWVCC and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter for their September 19 voter registration event at Douglass Annex, 804 N Fifth St, Champaign from 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 3:00-6:30 pm. Snacks provided! All are welcome.
Each year Welcoming Week gives us an opportunity to celebrate our sense of belonging to our community--whether we grew up here, recently immigrated, "never planned to stay this long," or anywhere in between.
Join community friends and partners at free, family-centered events through September 17. Event links can be found on the Welcoming Week page or on Facebook @ynawc. Welcoming Week has something for everyone: celebrations, presentations, ceremonies, game nights, nature walks, and more.
Welcoming Week celebrates the growing movement of inclusive communities that fully embrace immigrants and their contributions to the social fabric of our country.
LWVCC is a collaborating partner with the New American Welcome Center and many other local organizations in this celebration. LWVCC volunteers had a table at the September 8 kick-off for the week.
On August 23, 2023, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, Parkland College held an event open to all new and continuing students, faculty, and staff. At the LWVCC table, people were able to register to vote, check voter registration, gain information about the March 19, 2024 primary election or learn more about the League of Women Voters of Champaign County.
On Thursday, July13, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Naturalization Ceremony at Parkland College. It's the first US Naturalization Ceremony in some time to be held here. About 100 people will take the oath to become US citizens. LWVCC has been invited to participate and help register new citizens to vote. Those who participated the last time (2019) know how uplifting it is to be involved as people from all over the world become US citizens.
LWVCC is one o the sponsors of this Braver Angels event. The notice below was adapted from the announcement by Braver Angels of IL at this site.
Wednesday, June 28, 2023, Rantoul High School, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Light Meal Provided . Space is limited, so please fill out this interest form if you would like to participate.
Background: Are you concerned about the extreme polarization and hyper-partisanship that currently exists, nationally, in Springfield, and even here in Champaign County?
Do you wish that instead of fighting, our leaders would work together on the issues that matter most to their constituents? Such as helping grow the local economy and making sure everyone has the skills and support they need to find good jobs and provide for their families?
Two of your elected officials, Sen. Faraci (a Democrat) and Rep. Marron (a Republican) want to do just that, and they want YOU to be part of the conversation.
Sen. Faraci and Rep. Marron will be participating in a Constituent Conversation sponsored by the Braver Angels of East-Central Illinois, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together people from different political viewpoints for civil and respectful discussions.
This conversation will start with polarization/hyper-partisanship in politics and then focus on workforce development (training/education, hiring & staffing, opportunities & barriers, etc.) in Rantoul and northern Champaign County.
The goals of the Conversation are:
1) To better understand our fellow citizens beyond our political differences
2) To give Sen. Faraci and Rep. Marron the opportunity to learn your thoughts and concerns on these issues
3) To provide you, the constituents, the experience of having direct communication with two local elected state officials from both parties
LWVCC volunteers will be at the Farmer's Market at Lincoln Square on Saturday June 17 and Saturday July 15 to talk with people about the League, voting and more. Stop by to visit us there.
Starting June 15, LWVCC volunteers will be in attendance at the Station Theatre's production of 'The Absentee'. We will have a table in the lobby before and after the play to register voters and share election and League information, at the invitation of The Station Theatre. The play is in part about the importance of voting. Below are dates of the play; specifics and ticket information are available at https://station-theatre.squarespace.com/
Thursday, June 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, June 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 17, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 18, 2:45 pm- 5:00 pm
Thursday, June 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, Jun 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 24, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 25, 2:45 - 5:00 pm
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