Wheaton, Illinois

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Interacting with the public at the French Market

Interacting with the Public

We provide information about the Wheaton League at the French Market.  Shoppers learn about the League and sometimes decide to join.  We encourage their civic engagement.  

Registering voters at Naturalization Ceremony

LWV Wheaton registers voters at naturalization ceremony

On September 17, 2018, LWV Wheaton was honored and happy to be at the naturalization ceremony at Cantigny Park. The League helped welcome a new group of citizens and was on hand to register new voters!

National Convention

Member Liz Albert on left at the National Convention

Member Liz Albert attended the 2018 LWV National Convention in Chicago

National Convention
July 4th Parade

Marching in the Fourth of July Parade

League members marched in the 2018 Wheaton Fourth of July Parade.

LWV Exhibit at the Wheaton Public Library

Our Exhibit at the Library for Women's History Month

The members of the League worked with the Wheaton Public Library and the DuPage County Historical Museum to put an exhibit on the History of the League of Women Voters and the Suffragists in the library.  Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the earlly leaders who espoused women's vote and the planks of the League.

An Exhibit for Women's History Month
Civic Awareness Presentation at Cantigny McCormick House

Civic Awareness Series: Presentation by Kerry Lester

Journalist Kerry Lester spoke about March Primary Elections and Issues Facing Illinois at the McCormick House at Cantigny.

Meet and Greet Candidates

Meet and Greet Candidates

We hold Meet and Greet Events for the public to interact with candidates before the elections.

Presentation for Civic Awareness Series

Civic Awareness Series at Cantigny: Presentation

Civic Awareness Series: Melissa Mouritsen presents "Why We Need People to Run for Office"  at Cantigny.

Students at Candidates Meet and Greet

Student Volunteers at Candidate Meet and Greet

Student volunteers from local high schools helped with the Meet and Greet for Candidates in the March 2018 Primary.

Students at West Chicago High School at Mock Election

Mock Elections

The League coordinates a mock election for all high schools in our service area so students can experience voting with equipment provided by the DuPage County Election Commision.

Holiday Tea

Holiday Brunch

Every year the board invites members to a holiday brunch.  It is a social event and allows members to get to know each other. 

Wheaton LWV Book Group

LWV Wheaton Book Group

Members gather every two months to discuss books chosen my the group.  Many cover social issues of the day.  It also provides members to interact with each other socially and develop friendships.

Civic Awareness Program at Cantigny

Civic Awareness Series at Cantigny

Members and guests gather at Cantigny before the first presentation in the Civic Awareness Series.  This series educated members and guests on the issues of Fake News, Running for Office and Campaign Finances. 

Civic Awareness Series at Cantigny
Representing the Wheaton LWV at the State Convention

State Convention

Members Mike Barbier and Jan Kay attend the state convention for the League of Women Voters. Attendees discuss issues, action steps and vote on positions.  It is an excellent way to network with members from other leagues.

State Convention
March to the Polls

March to the Polls

On January 20, 2018, members of the Wheaton League of Voters joined Women's Mrch in Chicago to promote voter participation.

March to the Polls
Registering Students to Vote

Registering Voters

Registering Voters is an core mission of the League of Women Voters. We like to start in high school.

Registering Voters

Wheaton, Illinois

Serving the people of Carol Stream, Warrenville,

West Chicago, Wheaton and Winfield

 

Make Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major political policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Watch video to learn more about what the League of Women Voters does and help support us by becoming a member or making a donation! Your support allows us to continue to make democracy work!

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What's Happening?

I'm registered to vote. Are you? Find info at wheatonlwvil.org

Voter Registration Events

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Online Voter Registration

 

News

Do you want to earn a little extra money and work as a Healthcare election judge?  The Election Division of DuPage County needs Judges for the Saturday before the election, Saturday, March 14, 2020 for voting at various certified Healthcar

Leslie Goddard portraying Louisa May Alcott
Event Date: 
Mar 12 2020 - 7:00pm
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Wheaton Public Library

Leslie Goddard portrays Miss Alcott as she reminisces about her life, including her poverty-stricken childhood, her struggles to succeed as a writer, and the unexpected, phenomenal success of Little Women in 1868. Co-sponsored by the Wheaton League of Women Voters.

Election Opportunities with DuPage County
News

The DuPage County Clerk – Election Division is seeking applicants to assist in the election process for the General Primary being held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. There are a number of ways to assist:

Living Room Conversations Logo
Event Date: 
Feb 24 2020 - 6:30pm
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Wheaton Public Library

League members, guests and members of the public are invited to Wheaton Public Library to participate in a living room conversation on Immigration. This is part of a national program entitled "Living Room Conversations."

Civic Awareness Presentation at Cantigny McCormick House
Event Date: 
Feb 20 2020 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Visitors Center at Cantigny

League members, guests and members of the public are invited to Cantigny Park for a 100th Birthday of the League of Women Voters at 6:30 PM and a living history portrayal of suffragist Alice Paul by Leslie Goddard at 7 PM.

United States Census 2020
News

In advance of the 2020 Census, thousands of temporary jobs need to be filled. These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted! Read the article for other ways to get involved.