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League of Women Voters of Arlington Heights-Mount Prospect-Buffalo Grove-Wheeling-Prospect Heights-Elk Grove Village
9 South Elmhurst Rd.
PO Box 318,
Prospect Heights IL, 60070
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Empower yourself and our community by joining an Interest Group!

Interest Groups are areas of work in which volunteers can grow as leaders. Our Interest Groups range from educational to service to issues based.

Program (Issues) Focus

Program is League lingo for “Issues.” For our 2022-2023 Program (aka Issues) Priorities, we will focus on

Mental Health, the Environment and Affordable Housing

The purpose is to educate our communities on these issues, offer a space for critical thinking and dialogue on the issues, and advocate accordingly on these priorities with our locally elected boards.  

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is not a standalone program this year, as our DEI leader, Board Member Karen Thomas, will work to help us to view all of our programs, projects, communications, and events through a lens of equity and inclusion. Similarly, our Emerging Leaders group will support efforts in many of these areas, helping us to be more inclusive and view our work from a different generational perspective.


What Interests You?

LWH-AH-MP-BG has a wide variety of different Interest Groups and all levels of involvement are encouraged. When Joining our League, you will be able to select which Interest Groups you want to become a part of.


Affordable Housing:
The League of Women Voters believes that every person and family should have decent, safe, and affordable housing.  LWV-AH-MP-BG educates and advocates for affordable housing in our communities.

Birthday Envelopes:
Every student turning 18 at area high schools receives a gift congratulating them on their right to vote and
encouraging them to vote!

Candidate Forums:
LWV-AH-MP-BG hosts impartial forums that are free and open to the public to allow the community to hear directly from candidates in upcoming elections.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI):
LWV-AH-MP-BG works to address and combat racism and other forms of prejudice in our communities through a wide variety of programs and events.

Emerging Leaders:
LWV-AH-MP-BG is dedicated to engaging youth (anyone under the age of 26) in our democratic process. Activities include civics clubs, scout outreach programs and scholarship opportunities.

Environment:
LWV-AH-MP-BG aims to build Awareness of the impact we have on our climate and environment through Building coalitions and Creating the political will that is necessary to protect our common home.

Get Out The Vote (GOTV):
Voting is the most powerful way to have your voice heard, to stand up for what matters to you most, and to impact the issues affecting you, your community, and the future. Help us to Get Out The Vote!

Mental Health:
This Interest Group reports on and advocates for mental health issues affecting our local community.

Mock Elections:
Mock elections are designed to mimic real elections and are used to teach students or new voters about the election process. We help facilitate mock elections at local schools, libraries, and other community organizations.

Observer Corp:
LWV-AH-MP-BG monitors local government meetings, a long-established practice of League which helps inform citizens about current issues and their local government.

Stroll to the Polls:
Stroll to the Polls encourages the community to get out and vote by teaming up with local high school students and going door to door to engage with our neighbors.

Voter Registration:
LWV-AH-MP-BG registers voters and conducts voter registrar training throughout the year in partnership with area libraries, places of worship, schools, and other places where individuals gather.


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