Sara Boeckelman, President
Sally Egler, Vice President
Nancy Smith, Treasurer
Julia Albarracin and Joanne Curtis, Secretary

Mission Statement:
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.  The League recognizes that varied perspectives are necessary for responsible and effective decision making and actively seeks to be inclusive.


The League of Women Voters of McDonough County is a nonpartisan political education and action organization.  It’s open to anyone who subscribes to its purpose and policy.  Members of the League are women and men from all walks of life who believe informed citizens can make government work.

The League of Women Voters believes in representative government and in the individual liberties established in the Constitution of the United States.

The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national ( state ( and local levels.  The League's program is built from local government issues which members have chosen to study and on which they may act after thorough study, discussion, and consensus of the membership.

• Have you ever thought about…
• Getting more involved and sharing your opinions?
• Getting better informed?
• Shaping the policy decisions that affect your everyday life?

Consider connecting with a group that helps you do all of that, a group focused on current issues…issues affecting you, your community, your state, your country….issues on which you can make a difference.

That group is the League of Women Voters! Each member participates in the League as personal time and preference permit.  There are no required meetings.  There is a place for everyone and every lifestyle.  Every member strengthens the voice of the League – and increases our impact.

Join other League members and participate in citizen efforts to improve drinking water and air quality, work to improve the quality of education, reform the election system to ensure all eligible people can vote, push for balanced land use decisions and many more worthwhile causes!  Membership in the local League automatically makes you a member of the Illinois League and the national LWV and you will receive newsletters from each. When you act with others as a member of the League, your voice is magnified.

The League of Women Voters has positions and takes action on many topics, including the following: Education, Elections, Fair Trade, Government, Health and Welfare, International Relations, Natural Resources, Public Transit, and Reproductive Choice

Some of our local activities include:
Registering voters, collecting and publishing balanced voter information, sponsoring candidate forums and debates, lobbying for equal and civil rights, sponsoring workshops for potential candidates, encouraging women to run for office (League members have served, or do serve, on City Council, County Board, School Board and others), and supporting a rental inspection program for Macomb.

Past accomplishments include:
Running mock elections for high school students, participating in the creation of the McDonough County Health  Department, helping to establish curbside recycling in Macomb,  assisting in the formation of the Community Mental Health Center, assisting in the passage of the public safety sales tax referendum, participating in the Russian Women in Democracy program, and helping increase public transportation.

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