Junior League of Champaign-Urbana, Women building better communities

Public Affairs & Advocacy

Public Affairs & Advocacy Committee (PAA) encourages Junior League members to be informed, active citizens and addresses the public issues which affect our community.  PAA is committed to serving the needs of women and youth in the Champaign-Urbana community through community advocacy efforts.  The committee works with other community groups and members of JLCU to gather and disseminate appropriate information regarding local and statewide advocacy efforts and to provide opportunities to involve the membership in these efforts.

 Upcoming Events and Community Issues

The general election is just around the corner, and we want to make sure all members are informed about VOTING!  

Election Day is November 4, 2014

In order to vote in Illinois, you have to be a resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day (by October 7th), and not be registered to vote in another state.

You may now register to vote online if you have an Illinois Driver's License or ID at: https://ova.elections.il.gov/

No Illinois Driver's License or ID? Begin the process using the link below. NOTE: You'll need to either print or have the results emailed to you to submit them for registration.
https://ovr.elections.il.gov/

Unsure whether you're registered? Search Illinois Voter Registrations at:
http://elections.il.gov/VotingInformation/RegistrationLookup.aspx

Want to know about what you're voting for? Put in your address at this link and it will show your district, and any upcoming relevant elections
http://onyourballot.vote411.org/m/build.do?q=#build

General information and FAQs about registering to vote - helpful for those new to voting or voting in Illinois, and the County Clerk's office with info on locations to vote:
http://www.vote411.org/state_guide?state_id=Illinois#.VA8TlGJOnFo
http://champaigncountyclerk.com/elections/registration.php

We also encourage you to visit the League of Women Voters- Champaign County website for recent info on the upcoming election and events leading up to Nov. 4th, to include Candidate forums.  http://www.lwvchampaigncounty.org/

Issue statements from candidates about the LOWV issues of importance:

http://www.lwvil.org/voters-guide.html