The League of Women Voters of Illinois welcomes a new local chapter in the Aurora Area.
This newly formed chapter serves the Aurora, North Aurora, Montgomery, Oswego and surrounding areas and continues the League of Women Voters mission to encourage informed and active participation in government, work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy.
According to an LWV of Illinois news release, the Aurora area has not had a League of Women Voters presence in more than a decade.
“For almost 100 years, the League has been an instrumental part of making democracy work for all,” says LWVIL Executive Director Audra Wilson. “Aurora is a dynamic community whose issues are as varied as its demographics. Because of this complexity, the need for this new Aurora Area League could not be more pressing.”
Before becoming an official local league, the Aurora Area members sponsored informational forums for voters for all of the aldermanic races in Aurora for the last election cycle. The forums were well received and signified the need for a formal League in the area.
“We are excited to help every person in the community become an active participant in the issues that matter to them, their families and their communities,” said Carol Tidwell, the newly elected president of the Aurora Area League.
Tidwell, a LWV member of 10 years, has been instrumental in the formation of the new League and will be integral to its new initiatives in the upcoming 2020 election season.
To find out more information about the new League of Women Voters Aurora Area and upcoming events please email Carol Tidwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The League of Women Voters of Illinois will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2020 with a series of statewide events that will include state and national legislators and special guests. To find more information, please visit lwvil.org.
About the League of Women Voters of Illinois
The League of Women of Voters of Illinois, founded in 1920, is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected non-partisan civic engagement organizations. LWVIL works to create informed and active participation of citizens in government and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
Though founded by women and to further voting rights of women, the organization has evolved and is now open to any person, 16 years of age or older, male or female. LWVIL is nonpartisan and neither supports nor opposes candidates for elected office but does act on issues after member study and consensus.