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LWV LaGrange April Meeting to Cover Supreme Court Decisions

When: Tuesday, April 18, 7-8:45pm

Where: LaGrange Public Library

LaGrange League member Jan Goldberg will go through current status and decisions at the US Supreme Court. Cases to be discussed will include US. v. Texas, known as DAPA or Deferred Action on Parents of Americans, which dealt with President Obama's Executive Action dealing with immigrant parents with native born children; Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt concerning abortion rights; and Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin which dealt with Affirmative Action in regard to a white female plaintiff.

The meeting is free of charge and open to the public.

LaGrange LWV Hosts Forum for LTHS Trustee Candidates

The League of Women Voters of the La Grange Area hosted a forum for the candidates running for election for School Board Trustee positions for Lyons Township High School District 204.

Want to see the action? It's all on Youtube!

Trustees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GtPUpYyqv8&feature=youtu.be

LWV LaGrange Hosts Brookfield Candidates Forum

On March 10th, the League of Women Voters of the La Grange Area hosted a forum for the candidates running for election for Village President and Village Trustee positions for the Village of Brookfield.

Want to see the action? It's all on Youtube!

Village President: https://youtu.be/uIK1xlWrfeo

Village Trustee: https://youtu.be/chTxKd-xFrU

State Sen Christine Radogno and State Rep Mary Flowers Speak at LWVLGA Luncheon on Feb 11th

On February 11th, more than 30 Leaguers and their friends heard State Senator Christine Radogno and State Representative Mary Flowers discuss "How to Engage Effectively", and all things Springfield. For Senator Radogno, who once was a member of the LaGrange League, it was something of a homecoming.

LaGrange LWV Attends Chicago Women's March on Jan 21st

Yes, we were there with thousands of others to stand up for Women's rights.

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Get LWV Action Alerts on Your Mobile Using This New App

The LWV of NYC has partnered with the Voices app (https://tryvoices.com/lwv), which is a mobile platform for different advocacy groups, including the ACLU and the National Organization for Women, to publish calls to action.

Cook County League Releases New Criminal Justice Report

Jan Goldberg, long time member of the LaGrange League, has prepared a comprehensive report on the state of criminal justice in Cook County.

"This report is the culmination of 18 months of research by the above group. We interviewed over 20 major stakeholders in the Cook County Criminal Justice System and professors in the criminal justice field, read countless criminal justice articles, and visited 5 area Bond Courts and the Cook County Jail. We were motivated by the growing numbers of non-violent detainees at the jail who were languishing there due to their inability to post bond. We saw this as a primary civil rights issue. We also were motivated by the report by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts that came up with 40 recommendations for improving justice at the pre-trial level."

Read a summary of the report here. And download the entire report here.

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