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The League of Women Voters response to the Illinois state court ruling that former President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under the US Constitution.

This article was originally published by The Daily Northwestern.

The Evanston chapter of the League of Women Voters, a group dedicated to voter education and advocacy, spearheaded the Voter Participation Action Coalition, made up of Evanston organizations dedicated to mobilizing local voters. 

This story originally aired on ABC 7.

Nearly 104 years ago, the League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago.

It was February 1920, nearly six months before the 19th Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing women the right to vote.

Decades later, the league is active in all fifty states, working to protect and expand voting rights.

And people here in Illinois will have the chance to exercise that right, with the primary election coming up on March 19.

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.