Freeport, Illinois — The League of Women Voters of Freeport is hosting a public program on the state of democracy nationwide and in Illinois on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Freeport Public Library. This topic should be of particular interest to citizens of Illinois in light of the recent elections. The Forum is being co-sponsored by the Freeport Public Library Foundation.
The presenter for the evening, Elizabeth Lindquist, serves on the League of Women Voters of Illinois Issues Specialist Committee for Campaign Finance Reform and has led the Rockford chapter of Represent.Us, a grassroots anti-corruption campaign, since that organization’s inception in 2012. She maintains that democracy reform won big nationwide on November 6, while the 2018 election cycle demonstrates how far Illinois has to go to achieve true representative democracy.
Lindquist has organized with numerous other democracy reform groups and been a lead volunteer with several political campaigns. Most recently, she helped found Illinois for All, an Our Revolution affiliate with the expressed purpose of connecting the progressive movement and people of color, and the Roscoe Township Historical Society. She is an oncology pharmacist and township trustee from Roscoe, Illinois.
All voters and interested members of the public are invited.