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. The LWV is non-partisan and neither supports nor opposes candidates for elected office but does act on issues after member study and consensus. 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!

Watch the video of Jean Kaczmarek's presentation What You Need to Know about Voting For November 2020.

Be Counted in the 2020 Census!
Look at your letter from the Census, go online and fill out your form. You can also do it by telephone in English or other languages.

Be Prepared !

Countdown by countingdownto.com

I'm Registered to Vote. Are you? 

 

 

 Register to Vote

 

Upcoming Events and News

The Girl with Seven Names book cover
Event Date: 
Sep 8 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

via Zoom

We'll be discussing The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee from 7-9 p.m. Please read the book and join us! The discussion is lively and interesting.

Run to the Polls - 5K

Participate in our Virtual 5k Run/Walk to get out the vote. The event takes place October 9-11.

Living Room Conversation: Understanding Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Bias
Event Date: 
Aug 24 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

via Zoom

Be an active participant in respectful discourse with other individuals on these timely topics and the role these concepts play in systemic racism. (There is an afternoon and evening session for this event.) This 7 - 8 p.m.

Living Room Conversation: Understanding Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Bias
Event Date: 
Aug 24 2020 - 1:30pm
Event location: 

via Zoom

Be an active participant in respectful discourse with other individuals on these timely topics and the role these concepts play in systemic racism. (There is an afternoon and evening session for this event.) This 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Vote by Mail

The DuPage Election Division is encouraging voters to vote by mail to avoid having to go to the polls during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Their website has extensive information.  Watch their video and look at our checklist for voting.

Fair Tax Logo

Now is our chance to bring tax fairness to Illinois with an amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution! On November 3, 2020 voters can fix Illinois's broken tax system. With the Fair Tax, 97% of Illinoisans will get a tax cut or pay no more than they do now. Only those making more than $250,000 will see an increase.

picture of voter registration at Wheaton French Market
Event Date: 
Aug 8 2020 - 8:00am
Event location: 

Downtown Wheaton - Municipal Parking Lot 3

Register to vote at Wheaton's French Market, a French-styled open-air market where local vendors sell fresh local produce, bread, cheese, flowers, artisan foods and crafts, clothing, jewelry, etc.

Civic Awareness - Zoom version
Event Date: 
Aug 20 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Zoom

The League of Women Voters of Wheaton and The Robert McComick House at Cantigny Park invite you to a virtual presentation by Professor Jon Mueller in helping to understand how our behavior affects others and what we can do to be aware and affect change.

Front Page of Future Voter Activity Book
News

Are you having trouble keeping your kids busy during the pandemic? Our activity book is available in English and Spanish.

Be a Pollworker
News

Election Judges Needed for Presidential Election – Tuesday, November 3, 2020. DuPage County Clerk Election Division needs Election Judges including high school juniors and seniors who are not yet eligible to vote.

Fair Tax Amendment Illinois
News

In November, voters in Illinois will vote on the Fair Tax Amendment.

Cosley Breakfast at the Zoo Fundraiser
Event Date: 
Sep 30 2020 - 10:00am
Event location: 

Cosley Zoo

franczyk-catherine [at] comcast.net (Cosley Breakfast at the Zoo Fundraiser

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.