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Erika Ehmann
Elmhurst Park District

Erika Ehmann

Erika, a rising senior in Elmhurst College's Pre-Law Professional Program, is majoring in Political Science with minors in Criminal Justice and Urban Studies. Her activities include: Destinations Chair for the College's Event Programming Board; Vice President of Standards of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity; Student Representative on the Student Activity Fee Allocation Board; Building Manager of the Student Union; Student Worker in the Office of Student Activities; and Representative on the Student Union Council. Additionally, Erika is a member of Pi Gamma Mu, the College's Social Science Honors Society, an Intern at the 12th Judicial Circuit Court in Sarasota, Florida, and currently doing political movie research for a professor on sabbatical.

Erika's participation in these organizations has inspired her future aspirations. She will be going to law school and, with her interest in State and Local government, would like to become a State Prosecutor. Erika recognizes that local government gives the opportunity for its employees to connect, interact and, most importantly, represent the State and individuals in attempt to serve justice. Being a representative for her State's local government would be not only gratifying, but making a long-term aspiration a reality.

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Full-time Student Membership: $30

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Join us for our 2015 Social Event!

On May 9, 2015, we are planning to see the comedy troupe, The Capitol Steps, perform at the McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage. From the Center's website: "The Capitol Steps uses song parodies and original sketches to bring to light the comic political situations of our country. Order your tickets by clicking here.

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  • Thursday, January 15, 2015, at the Wheaton Park District Community, 1777 Blanchard, Wheaton. Dianne McGuire, Trustee on COD Board of Trustees; Dr. Joseph Collins, Executive Vice President of College of DuPage; Glenn Hansen, President of COD Faculty Association; Stephanie Torres, COD Student Leadership Council President; and Andrea Alvarez, Community Lawyer for Citizen Advocacy Center, accepted invitations from the League of Women Voters of Wheaton and the Citizen Advocacy Center to participate on a panel discussion of College of DuPage issues. Maryam Judar, Executive Director of Citizen Advocacy Center, will moderate. The audience will be allowed to submit written questions of the panelists. Free and open to the public.

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., at the Elmhurst Public Library. Monthly program meeting reviewing our League's Charter School Study. For those planning to attend, please come prepared by reviewing the State League's Frequently Asked Questions document by going to http://www.lwvil.org/uploads/1/5/9/8/15985276/charter_schools_faqs.pdf, and the matrix used in evaluating whether to revoke or not renew a charter at http://www.lwvil.org/uploads/1/5/9/8/15985276/yes_no_for_questions_october_15_2.pdf. To read more about the State League's position on Charter Schools, go to http://www.lwvil.org/charter-schools.html.

  • Saturday, May 9, 2014, 8 p.m., Capitol Steps performance, at Belushi Performance Hall, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, Fawell and Park Boulevards in Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Order your tickets on-line now at http://lwvelmhurst.org/CapitolSteps.asp. See more information about the troupe at: http://www.atthemac.org/events/capitol-steps-2

Shop Talk

Interested in what else the League has been up to? Read our May 2014 Shop Talk Newsletter at http://lwvelmhurst.org/ST_May2014.PDF. For links to read our past Shop Talk editions, go to http://lwvelmhurst.org/memberspage.asp.

What's going on with other Local Leagues?

To view upcoming events and other news from the Glen Ellyn League, the Naperville League, and the Wheaton League, go to their recent issues of their newsletters:
Glen Ellyn League's The Voter
Wheaton League's The Voter
Naperville League's link to its newsletter, The Voter, can be found at http://naperville.il.lwv.org/newsletter.html

Cool Cities CoalitionNeeded: LWV Elmhurst Rep for Cool Cities Coalition

Are you interested in the environment? Would you like to work with Cool Cities members from the Library, College, City Centre, Bike Club, AAUW, Garden Club, churches, The City, and with other local interested businesses and "cool" citizens? LWV Elmhurst has been well-represented in the Cool Cities Coalition, but we currently need someone new to volunteer to attend the Coalition meetings. Please consider becoming the Elmhurst League's Cool Cities representative.

To read about the League's involvement with the Cool Cities Coalition, click here. For more information, please contact Sue Whitworh at president@lwvelmhurst.org.

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Do you need a ride or want to carpool to a League event? Send an email to secretary@lwvelmhurst.org

The Observer Reports now include November 2014 meetings of the Park District, School Board and City Council.

To view pictures of highlights from our government meetings taken by members of our Observer Corps, including the recognition of individuals/groups, go to our "A Peek from the Observer's Seat" page.

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