LWV Celebrates its 98th Year Anniversary!!

League of Women Voters of the Homewood-Flossmoor Area Celebrates 98th Anniversary, Looks to the Future of Empowering Voters and Defending Democracy


Local Homewood-Flossmoor Area members, supporters and online activists join together to work for a better America.”


On February 14, the League of Women Voters will mark its 98th anniversary. The League of Women Voters of the Homewood-Flossmoor Area joins our nearly 800 fellow local and state chapters in honoring this milestone. 

“Ninety-eight years after the League’s founding, members of the League in the Homewood-Flossmoor Area are proud of the great progress it has made empowering voters and defending our democracy,” said Erin Roeper, co-president of the League of Women Voters of the Homewood-Flossmoor Area. “The League of the Homewood-Flossmoor Area has involved thousands of voters in electing government decision makers for our government and in holding them accountable for their actions.” 

“The League has been powered by the efforts of civic volunteers and activists in Homewood-Flossmoor Area over the decades to successfully take on a range of key issues,” Erin Roeper said. “Not only have we undertaken sustained efforts to improve the voting process and we were instrumental in bringing recycling to Homewood and Flossmoor as well as helped to establish PADS in the community, but the national League has played widely acclaimed roles in nationwide efforts, including the creation of the United Nations and the protection of Americans’ civil liberties from the 1950s on.” 

“As we look to a vibrant future, we’re excited by the fact that our dedicated members across Homewood-Flossmoor Area are increasingly being joined by significant numbers of online activists across the community and country,” said Co-President, Mary Emily Grant. “Together, we will continue tofight for clean, clear, safe and abundant water for everyone, for a fair tax in Illinois, for criminal justice reform, and for the ratification of the ERA amendment."

The League’s historic commitment to register, educate and mobilize voters is not only stronger, but more effective than ever, utilizing such tools as BALLOTREADY.org, a cutting-edge election information website which will be utilized by thousands of Illinois voters for the second year in a row.” 

“Today, as we mark the League’s 98th anniversary, and see our 100th birthday quickly approaching, we celebrate our many accomplishments,” concluded Erin and Mary Emily. “League members throughout Homewood-Flossmoor Area are keeping our energies firmly on the future and the actions we will be undertaking to realize our goal: A better Homewood-Flossmoor Area and a better America.”

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The League of Women Voters encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and works to influence public policy through education and advocacy. Any person, 16 or older, male or female, may join. The LWV is nonpartisan and neither supports nor opposes candidates for elected office but does act on issues after member study and consensus.