The League is a political grassroots network & member organization with a long, proud history of empowering voters and defending democracy through education, advocacy, & litigation. Officially founded in Chicago in 1920, the League is now a powerful network of over 750 chapters. Locally, we are 60+ members strong!
Members of the Board of the League of Women Voters of Park Ridge share responsibility for our local League's operations:
Julianna Lopez de Philbrook
Ginger Pennington, Ph.D.
Director of Membership:
The board has created a booklet to help members and the broader community get to know more about our local League's structure and how we work. You can access the pamphlet, LWVPR: Getting to Know Your Local League, below:
The League has an active presence in the Park Ridge community. Our local League serves the needs of our community through programs such as:
The League takes action based on established LWV positions at the US, state, and local levels. Positions are based upon careful study, following an established process of researching and consensus-building. Each spring, the LWVPR establishes action priorities. Read more by exploring the sections of our website & please consider joining us in our civic engagement activities!
League of Women Voters of Park Ridge is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.
There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.