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Women's March 2019
Women's March Chicago is not sponsoring a march this Saturday. They opted to March to the Polls in October 2018. Instead, to celebrate their third anniversary, WMC is kicking off 2019 with Operation Activation. On Saturday, January 19, 2019 they are asking previous marchers to "take ownership of their activism and organize or participate in actions that help people in their communities feel safe, included, respected and represented. Social action, civic action, education — every action counts — as women and their allies spread a positive wave of engagement across the city and beyond."
Marches are still planned on Jan.19 in Washington, DC and around the country, as well as other parts of Illinois like Rockford, south suburban New Lenox, northwest suburban Woodstock and west suburban Geneva. There is also a rally at Federal Plaza organized by young people, but all are welcomed. Here are links for info. Please respond to this email if you are interested in going to one of these and want to find others interested. Weather may be a factor...stay tuned!
Mock Elections at Lake Park East and West
Taste of Roselle
LWVRB members braved the snowy weather to attend LWV Illinois' annual Issues Briefing held at the University Center in Chicago and came away with a . The theme this year was Bridging Divides: Cultivating Common Ground for Action. Check out the details on the state league website http://www.lwvil.org.