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!

Watch Steve Schwinn's presentation on Issues before the Supreme Court on June 18th if you missed it.

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.

All Wheaton League Programs/Meetings have been canceled or will meet via Zoom. Take care!


Members: Be sure to pay your 2020-21 dues by July 1st

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events and News

picture of voter registration at Wheaton French Market
Event Date: 
Jul 11 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.

The Giver of Stars book cover
Event Date: 
Jul 14 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

via Zoom

We'll be discussing The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes Tuesday, July 14, from 7-9 p.m. Please read the book and join us virtually! The discussion is lively and interesting.

Civic Awareness - Zoom version
Event Date: 
Jul 16 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Zoom

The League of Women Voters of Wheaton and The Robert McComick House at Cantigny Park, are fortunate to have DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek who will talk about the new election law signed into law by Governor Pritzker on June 16th.

Front Page of Future Voter Activity Book
News

Are you having trouble keeping your kids busy during the pandemic?  

Allene Harding - Registration Campaign
News

 

Our long time Wheaton League member Allene Harding passed away on May 30, 2020.

Steven D Schwinn Professor of Law
News

Here's a link to short clips on current constitutional and civics issues, presented by Steven D.

Civic Awareness Presentation at Cantigny McCormick House
Event Date: 
Sep 17 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Visitors Center at Cantigny

RESCHEDULED (This event was originally scheduled for March, which has now been rescheduled for Sept. 17.) - League members, guests and members of the public are invited to Cantigny Park for a presentation by Rebecca Sive, a nationally known author, contributor and motivational speaker for major news outlets on women running for political office, Unlike previous programs, Networking is at 7:00 PM and the program will follow at 7:30 PM. The program is sponsored by the Glen Ellyn and Wheaton League of Women Voters.

Board Meeting Icon
Event Date: 
Jul 2 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Online-ZOOM

Board members monthly meeting.  Members are welcome to come, but will need to email Judy Beaver so she can send you the information about the ZOOM meeting.

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.

Fair Tax Amendment Illinois
News

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

National Convention LWV Logo
Event Date: 
Jun 25 2020 (All day) to Jun 27 2020 (All day)
Event location: 

Virtual

The National Convention of the League of Women Voters, scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. is now a virtual convention because of the pandemic.  Currently the Wheaton League has three delegates attending.

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

Cosley Zoo

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.