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LWVIL Issues Briefing 2019: Creating Quality of Life for ALL

Join fellow Leaguers from around the state for our annual LWVIL Issues Briefing 2019, “Creating Quality of Life for ALL in Illinois” on Saturday, March 2nd. Here are just a few of the many reasons to take part in this energizing day.

At Issues Briefing 2019 you will:
Learn from issue experts, legislators and activists from throughout our state;
Gain insight into what we can expect from Congress and from our leaders in Illinois;
Connect with bright, informed, assertive advocates for change from highly respected organizations and your neighbor Leagues;
Strengthen your skills and your local League’s reach, whether you are a lifelong advocate or new member;
Return home inspired by our speakers and your colleagues, empowered by your new connections and invigorated by our League work.​

Morning Plenary
The View from Congress and the General Assembly
Round Table of our Representatives in Washington and Springfield
Moderator, Audra Wilson, LWVIL Executive Director

Morning Breakout Sessions (select one)
Community Policing: Best Practices and Current Challenges
Mitchell Davis, Chief of Police, Village of Hazel Crest
Christopher Mannino, Chief of Police, Village of Park Forest
Count Me In 2020: Census in Illinois
Anita Banerji, Director, Democracy Initiative, Forefront
Challenges and Opportunities for Reproductive Health in Illinois
Lorie Chaiten, Former Director, Reproductive Rights Project, Roger
Baldwin Foundation, ACLU
Honorable Heather Steans, Illinois State Senate 7th District
Getting the Lead Out: Illinois Drinking Water
David G. Mueller, Environmental Partner, Guscott Mueller Law, LLC
Jennifer Walling, Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council

Afternoon Plenary
The Environment: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
​​ Jack Darin, Director, Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter

Afternoon Breakout Sessions (select one)
Protecting Immigrants’ Rights in Times of Change
Andrea Kovach, Senior Attorney, Health Justice, The Sargent Shriver
​ National Center on Poverty Law
Equity in Action: Affordable Housing Advocacy
Sue Loelbach, Joining Forces for Affordable Housing
Gail Schecter, Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly
ERA Ratification: Moving Forward After Illinois Success
Linda Coberly, Chicago Managing Partner Winston & Strawn, LLP

March 02 2019


Date: March 2
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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