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After winning the right to vote for women, the League of Women Voters was established as a grassroots organization in 1920. Fifty-five women organized the League of Women Voters of McLean County in 1933 under the leadership of Florence Fifer Bohrer, first woman elected to the Illinois State Senate.

From the beginning, the League has been an integral part of the political and civic life of our community. Within four months of its founding, the League held its first event to meet the candidates for elective offices. We continue to help everyone be an informed voter so that our elected leaders represent our entire community.

Emily Vigneri Wins Pantagraph Twenty Under Forty Award

LWV McLean County President-Elect, Emily Vigneri (right), recently received one of The Pantagraph’s Twenty Under Forty awards recognizing young professionals who excel in their career, are passionate about the community and are making a mark in central Illinois. Thanks for all you do for the League, Emily!

So glad Emily's mother (on the left) could join her for this nice recognition!

League Discusses Mental Health

A Rene provided a backdrop for a discussion of what's happened as a result of the McLean County League of Women Voters comprehensive study and consensus opinion about the county's mental health system. League member Judy Buchanan said the report focused mostly on adults but many of those interviewed for the study highlighted problems for treatment and support of juveniles with mental health diagnosis.

The local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Health will begin programs next year designed to help parents of children with mental health issues and school students to better understand their peers who have a mental health diagnosis.

                                    - Submitted by Colleen Reynolds

Links to Events of Interest

  • Jan 26:   Educational Program - Topic TBD
  • Feb 10:   Drinks and Dialogue
  • Feb 22:   Educational Program - Topic TBD

Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

Monday, April 11, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn & Suites Bloomington Airport
3202 East Empire Street, Bloomington

  • Speaker: Illinois State Appellate Judge James A. Knecht
  • Sumptuous buffet dinner catered by Baxter’s American Grille
  • Time to shop and bid on silent auction items
  • Tickets: $50
  • To make reservations, please contact Dianne Williamson at (309) 662-6129 or email ddwilli@hotmail.com.

Check Out the League’s 2015 Victories!

For 95 years, the League of Women Voters has worked to empower voters to improve their communities, state and nation. Making Democracy Work® requires determination and thanks to your commitment to our shared cause, the League chalked up some major victories across the country in 2015.

Please click here to look back at just a few of the highlights from a very busy year.