"Ensuring Safe and Secure Elections during COVID-19," a live interview with Matt Dietrich, spokesperson for Illinois State Board of Elections was held on May 20th, 2020. You can view a recording of this event here.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. Our area in Illinois includes Aurora, Montgomery, North Aurora, Oswego, Sugar Grove, and surrounding communities.
The League of Women Voter Aurora Area will not hold any events for the foreseeable future. Please be safe and take care of yourself and one another. Check our Facebook, Instagram, and website to stay up-to-date on our events.
“The League of Women Voters Aurora Area is deeply saddened by the killing of George Floyd and so many other Black Americans. Our chapter stands with those in our community who are oppressed. We commit to doing the work that is necessary to truly have liberty and justice for all.
Our member, Karen Fullett-Christensen, wrote the following verse on behalf of all of our members; Karen is also the Poet Laureate for the City of Aurora:
Justice, inclusion, advocacy, truth -
Not just words on a page:
We have sat by the hearth, tending the flames
We have marched in the streets, calling for action
We have not been afraid to challenge our leaders
We stand once again, with our brothers and sisters:
The fight must continue, it must never end
Until we're the nation we were meant to be.