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Immigration: Legal & Humanitarian Issues
: Thursday, Sept 14th, 7pm - 9pm
Place: LaGrange Park Public Library
Our first meeting of the year will be a panel discussion of legal & humanitarian issues surrounding immigration. Panelists will include:
Heena Musabja, Pro Bono Network, Director of Operations
Joan Stopka, Taller de Jose, volunteer & companera
Ina Winston, Chicago Legal Clinic
Melanie Schikora, Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants
Hope you can join us. This meeting is open to the public.
Nonpartisan Organizations: How to Get Involved
: Monday, Sept 25th, 7pm
Place: Barrel House Social, 100 W. Burlington, LaGrange
Recent political events can sometimes cause us to despair & feel that the problems we face as a country are overwhelming. During this Drinks & Dialogue session, we will share information about some of these with the intent of increasing our common knowledge & encouraging possible support for them.
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Ever Wonder Who Our Leaders Are?
Many of us have been asking for a listing of elected officials. If you go to our page on Facebook
, select TOWN HALL from the sidebar and it will bring up all your representatives based on your address.
If you want a listing of phone numbers, websites, email addresses and mailing addresses for more than 4,000 federal, state, county and local officials elected in Cook County, the Cook County Clerk has just completed the 2017 Directory of Elected Officials (DOEO). Click here to access the DOEO and download a PDF copy of the document.
College of DuPage Observer Report
Your LWV Coalition for College of Dupage observers will be paying close attention to further developments between the faculty and the Board at future meetings. The faculty association does not strike us as a group that will give up easily. Just when things seemed quite peaceful and calm, this controversy about faculty hiring pops up. One can't help but remember that it was a letter from the faculty association to the Board of Trustees in September 2014 about a vote of no confidence in President Breuder which led directly to the election of the Clean Slate candidates in April 2015.
Click here for the current report.
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