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LWV Of Jo Daviess County

Community Leaders

Shari Kochman, President
Katherine Pearson, Vice President

League ID

IL204

Phone

563-580-6192

Stories from Around the State

This story was originally published by WIFR.

It’s been seven months since Roe v. Wade was overturned, escalating debate over reproductive rights.

Women’s reproductive rights has been a back-and-forth conversation for decades, but some groups want to make sure the conversation keeps moving forward and that women are listening.

A panel of health experts spoke to Freeport residents in an event sponsored by the League of Women Voters. They say the goal Tuesday night was to educate people, especially women, on their bodies and the rights they have to protect them.

The League of Women Voters of the United States filed a friend of the court brief in the federal case that supports ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) as completed by the states of Virginia, Illinois, and Nevada.

Leagues in Illinois are mobilizing to recruit polling station judges needed to run elections in 2020. All seven League of Women Voters chapters in DuPage County are helping the clerk's office recruit up to 4,000 judges it expects to need to run elections next March and November.

Guest column in Chicago-area newspaper the Daily Herald, from LWV of Illinois executive director Audra Wilson.