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Because democracy is not a spectator sport

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

PRIMARY ELECTION - MARCH 20, 2018

LWV Chicago is busy preparing for the upcoming Illinois primary election!

Be sure to check out our Voter Information pages - you can find out about voter registration, election information, and the services LWV Chicago provides to get you ready to cast your ballot.

STATE OF THE CITY - April 25, 2018

Join the League of Women Voters of Chicago for our annual luncheon and panelist discussion moderated by WBEZ reporter and author Natalie Moore.

A Tale of Two Cities: Bridging Chicago's Opportunity Divide

What we can do to make one Chicago

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Union League Club of Chicago

65 W Jackson Blvd

Proceeds benefit the League of Women Voters of Chicago Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization.

For more information or to become a sponsor of this program, contact league@lwvchicago.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CHICAGO IN FOCUS: BUILDING AND SECURING THE VOTE

  • Thursday, January 25
  • 5:30 - 7pm

Marisel Hernandez and James Allen, commissioners with Chicago Board of Election, will be speaking about the programs in place to encourage voter participation and protections to secure the vote.

For more details, see Chicago in Focus

See our Calendar for all upcoming League activities.

RECENT NEWS AND EVENTS

WOMEN'S MARCH CHICAGO: MARCH TO THE POLLS LWV Chicago voter registrars (15 people) with signs and balloons before the march

On Jan 20, 2018, approximately 300,000 people attended this march in Chicago to promote voter engagement. LWV Chicago was out in force! A team of volunteers spread out around the march, armed with March 20 voter information bookmarks,voter registration materials and patriotic balloons to identify themselves. Check out our facebook photo album for additional pictures from the event.


HONOR IDA B WELLS BARNETT - RENAME BALBO DRIVE

September 6, 2017 The League of Women Voters of Chicago announces today that it will support efforts to change the name of Balbo Drive, the heavily traveled street on the lakefront, and proposes that the street bear the name of Ida B. Wells Barnett. The group is asking city residents to contact their aldermen and ask for the name change to honor the suffragist, civil rights activist and investigative journalist who was an early leader of the civil and women's rights movements, worked against segregation in Chicago's public schools and helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Read the full press release.

The League suggests that citizens who wish to join in this campaign contact their aldermen. Locate aldermen information at: Ward and Alderman Search