We want to thank everyone who came to our Kick-Off meeting yesterday!
We had a great time sharing ideas & meeting new members.
Missed the meeting, but still want to help out? Email us!
We will be holding the first member meeting of the year to share the League’s plans for monthly programs and social gatherings as well as presenting the vital issues that LWVIL will be focusing on this coming year. There will be time for Leaguers to reconnect and meet new members.
Please bring one or two friends who would be interested in finding out more about the League at this kick off the year meeting.
Refreshments will be served.
Candidate Forums: Rantoul March 14th, 2019.
Video of these forums is available here.
Candidate Forums: LWVCC, NAACP-CC, and News-Gazette sponsors
February 27 and 28, 2019
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February 27, 2019 - Champaign City Council Chambers
February 28, 2019 - Champaign City Council Chambers
On Tuesday, May 29th, LWVCC will team up again with Moms Demand Action to discuss the organization's intiative, The Everytown Survivor Network.
The Everytown Survivor Network, an initiative of Moms Demand Action, exists for the main purpose of bringing survivors of gun violence together to build a community of support. These survivors say it is a powerful experience to meet, share their personal stories, and advocate alongside other survivors because they understand and care for one another in a unique way.
Hear more about this organization and share the stories of local residents who have lost a family member or a friend to gun violence. The spokesperson for the group is Janice Walker, the lead in this initiative. She will be accompanied by Pastor Patricia Havis of St. Luke's of Champaign and by Vivian Biggers Tuell. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30-7:30 in the Lewis Auditorium at the Urbana Free Library.
Join LWVCC for its annual meeting. Every year, in lieu of a general lunchtime meeting, the League hosts a May meeting in which the board is elected, the budget is approved, and members and prospective members have an opportunity to mingle and network.
This year, we are very excited to have Professor Suja Thomas from the University of Illinois College of Law joining us to speak about the effect of a lack of juries nationwide on our judicial system. To learn more about Suja, check out her website: http://sujathomas.com/
All are welcome, so please invite friends to come learn more about League!
There is plenty of free parking on the back side of the Hawthorn building (the State Street side) right across from the conference center entrance. In the attached map, everywhere in green is safe to park!
Last Fall, LWVCC hosted a meeting about gun control in the community. On Tuesday, April 17th, LWVCC will be hosting a "spin-out" meeting regarding gun violence with Moms Demand Action, a group that strives to spread knowledge about the adverse effects of gun violence and how to avoid them.
When: Tuesday, April 17th, at 6:30 pm
Where: Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium
Focus of the Meeting: Jen Straub is the local group lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She will discuss the history of Moms Demand Action, their national work in gun violence prevention, national and state legislation, and their work locally with other gun violence prevention efforts.
This event is hosted by LWVCC, and we would like to welcome members to attend the presentation. Controlling gun violence is part of today's national dialogue, and this is an opportunity to unite the League's efforts with those of Moms Demand Action in a common cause.
Join us on Wednesday, March 21st at noon for our annual Observer Corp Meeting!
At this meeting, current Observers will discuss what they have found thus far at the meetings they attend. Not only does attending this meeting shed light upon the happenings of a wide spread of community organizations, but it also serves as an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Observer Corp if you are interested in volunteering as an Observer.
See you there!
Members of the League of Women Voters of Champaign County co-author this blog.