About

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire,

the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate. 

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About the League of Women Voters of Glenview-Glencoe

The League of Women Voters of Glenview-Glencoe is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and seeks to influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League is nonpartisan in that it never supports or opposes candidates or political parties, and political in that it takes action on governmental issues for which positions have been adopted through member study and agreement.

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The League's Mission, Vision & Value

Mission

Empowering voters. Defending democracy.

Vision

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

Value

We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

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Our Activities

Our local League adheres to the policy positions of the National and State Leagues. We are very active and this is an overview of what we do:

  • Conduct policy position studies

  • Register voters

  • Educate voters with our various informative programs

  • Appeal to our legislators for responsible votes

  • Attend Lobby Day in Springfield

  • Attend  rallies

  • Study  pressing national, regional, state, and local issues

  • Monitor  our village government,

  • Have fun at our own social gatherings

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Member Benefits

Communication

  • Monthly Voter Challenge: newsletter full of League activity, updates in issues and positions, and ways to get involved

  • Weekly Update, email focusing on upcoming events and important alerts

  • Updates from our League affiliates (county, state, and national) 

League Training

We provide opportunities to build your skills through training to become a Voter Registrar,  a Candidates Forum Moderator, or a Membership Leadership mentor. 

Issues-Specialist Training

This training focuses on becoming an expert on subjects such as gun control, redistricting, criminal justice, and local government.

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History

The LWV was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1920 during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The convention was held six months before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. Women gained the right to vote after a 72-year struggle. Carrie Chapman Catt realized the importance of women maintaining a strong voice in political life and knew that women needed to “finish the fight.”

 

The LWVUS celebrated its bicentennial on February 14, 2020.

LWV Glencoe was founded in 1941 and the LWV Glenview was founded in 1946. The two local organizations merged to become LWVGlenview-Glencoe in 2015. 

Meet Our Board

 

OFFICERS
President: Sue Swaringen
Vice President:  Sue Gregory
Secretary:  Kris Iida
Treasurer:  Karen Cunningham

DIRECTORS
Roleeta Nandan
Tara Call
Laura Sailer
Sarah Hill

Interested in joining our Board?

Contact us.