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State Assembly 2024

Saturday, August 10, 8:30 am–12:30 pm

Open to all Illinois League members!

The League of Women Voters of Illinois has 43 local Leagues throughout the state. Local Leagues need to be well-prepared for the November 2024 election and the challenges it presents to our democracy. The best way to prepare is through an in-person/hybrid state assembly where we can focus on crucial actions for local Leagues to take in the coming months.

Most state Leagues hold a State meeting in non-Convention years. A State meeting is a convening of local Leagues from one state for the purpose of planning and coordinating important work for the coming year. Since this is not a Convention, there are no officer elections, bylaws amendments, or budget reviews.

Our official agenda will be available as we get closer to August 10, but here’s a sampling of what we will cover:

  • Elections Task Force
  • Rapid Response Plan
  • How to Get Out the Vote with Smart Voter Data
  • Misinformation and Disinformation
  • League in Action
  • LWVUS One Person One Vote Campaign
  • Awards & Acknowledgements
LB Parade July 4 2024

2024 LWVUS Convention

LWV Illinois had a very strong delegation—78 attendees, 50 in person, representing 33 different local Leagues!

Altogether, there were more than 1,200 hundred members from all fifty states and the District of Columbia and Virgin Islands who attended the League’s 56th National Convention, held virtually and in person in Washington, DC, from June 27 to June 30.

New LWVUS President:

Dianna Wynn was elected as the new LWVUS Board president at the National Convention. Dianna served as president of LWV of Wake County in Raleigh, NC.  When past president Dr. Deborah Ann Turner passed away in January, Dianna was appointed vice president by her fellow Board members. She is also a past president of the ACLU of NC.

New LWVUS Board (through June 2026):

The elected new national Board of Directors includes Sania Irwin (vice president), Toni Monette (secretary), Leah Edwards (treasurer), Tracy Adkison, Melissa Breach, Stacey Chavis, Kimberly Hamlin, Vedna Heywood, Jada Hunter, Alexis Juday-Marshall, and Brandi Slaughter.


Celina Stewart, previously LWVUS’ Chief Counsel and Senior Director of Advocacy and Litigation, was appointed Executive Director.

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Who We Are and What We Do

The League of Women Voters believes responsible government should be responsive to the will of the people, promote the conservation and development of natural resources in the public interest, share in the solution of economic and social problems that affect the general welfare, promote a sound economy, maintain an equitable and flexible system of taxation, and adopt domestic policies that facilitate the solution of international problems.

Voter information, education, registration, and support for voters.
Observation and study of local governmental entities. Issue-based advocacy in our community, in Illinois, and in Washington D.C.
Nonpartisan sponsorship of candidate debates and forums.
In-depth education about current issues facing voters in local, state, and national elections.