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SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 IS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

YWCA Northwestern Illinois and League of Women Voters

plan to register voters to celebrate the national holiday.

 

On September 28, the League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford and YWCA Northwestern Illinois will host a voter registration event at YWCA Northwestern Illinois, 4990 E. State St, Rockford, IL 61108 from 9am-Noon. For information on requirements to register to vote in Illinois visit https://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionOperations/PDF/RegisteringToVote.pdf.

YWCA Northwestern Illinois is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner. On September 28, 2021, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive effort to register voters ahead of critical state, local and midterm elections in 2021 and 2022. Every eligible American voter should have the option to exercise her right to be heard at the ballot box. Communities across the country are planning to use National Voter Registration Day to get registered and get #VoteReady. Thousands of national, state, and local organizations and volunteers will be the driving force behind National Voter Registration Day 2021.

YWCA Northwestern Illinois has provided women’s empowerment programming and advocacies since 1891. The organization now serves more than 12,000 women, children, and families each month, through child care subsidy, quality child care access and improvement resources, YWCA La Voz Latina’s Hispanic and Latino community support and resources, and community racial justice work that promotes a clear commitment to equality. YWCA Northwestern Illinois delivers its mission, “eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all,” to women and families in the six-county area of Boone, Jo Daviess, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago counties in Illinois.

To prepare women for their rights and responsibilities as members of the voting public, leaders of the Women’s Suffrage Movement established the League of Women Voters of the United States on February 14, 1920. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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