About Us

What is League of Women Voters of Glenview/Glencoe?

The League of Women Voters of Glenview/Glencoe is a nonpartisan grassroots organization committed to the advocacy of the principles of democracy and the education of citizens about these principles. The LWVGlenview/Glencoe implements the mission of the League of Women Voters on the National, State and Local level through targeted actions that address specific needs.

What we do

Our local League adheres to the policy positions of the National and State Leagues. We are very active.  Here’s what we do:

  • Conduct policy position studies
  • Register voters
  • Educate voters with our various informative programs
  • Appeal to our legislators for responsible votes
  • Attend Lobby Day in Springfield
  • Attend  rallies
  • Study  pressing national, regional, state, and local issues
  • Monitor  our village government,
  • Have fun at our own social gatherings

We invite you to join today!

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Affiliate Organizations

County: LWV Cook County

State: LWV Illinois

Regional: LWV Lake Michigan Region  and  LWV Upper Mississippi Region

National: LWV of the United States

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MEMBER BENEFITS

Voter Challenge:  Every month, members receive our newsletter, the Voter Challenge.  The newsletter is filled with information about League-related events.

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League Training: The League provides opportunities to build skills by offering training on becoming a Voter Registrar,  a Candidates Forum Moderator, or a Membership Leadership mentor. More information? Contact us at lwvglens@gmail.com.

Issue-Specific Training:  Issue Specialists focus on subjects such as gun control, redistricting, and consolidation of taxing bodies.  Issue Specialists keep the League informed, lobby elected officials at home and in Springfield, and serve as a local expert to speak with the press and community organizations. Contact us for more information at lwvglens@gmail.com

Our History

The LWV was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1920 during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The convention was held six months before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified; women gained the right to vote after a 72-year struggle.

Carrie Chapman Catt realized the importance of women maintaining a strong voice in political life and knew that women needed to “finish the fight.”

The LWVUS will celebrate its bicentennial on February 14, 2020.

LWV Glencoe was founded in 1941 and the LWVGlenview was founded in 1946. The two local organizations merged to become LWVGlenview/Glencoe in 2015. Both groups felt that they would be stronger and more energetic with incorporation. Though this new League works together on most issues, each community has its separate concerns which are addressed by Glenview and Glencoe subgroups.

To learn more about the history of the League: Creating a More Perfect Democracy, Demanding an Equal Vote, Who Was Carrie          Chapman Catt? The Beginnings of Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.

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