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The League of Women Voters Hosted Public Forum and Invites Residents to Upcoming Candidate Forums

Mar 01, 2019 09:41AM ● By Hannah Ott

St. Charles - Jean Pierce, co-chair of the League of Women Voters Issues Committee, spoke at an open-to-the-public forum on February 21 at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva.

Pierce presented the case for a fair tax. She is one of many members of the League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL), which has advocated for a fair, graduated rate income tax since the 1970’s. 

Jean Pierce is the
 Co-Chair of the
 League of Women
Voters of Illinois
Issues Committee. 

She shared these eye-opening facts "Between 1979 and 2015 – after inflation – all of the income growth in our country went to the top 10%. Eighty percent of the States in America have a fair, graduated rate income tax, and Illinois should, too." 

The fair, graduated rate system would tax higher income levels at a higher rate than lower income levels. At the event, Pierce showed that the economy will grow and the state will gain much-needed revenue when lower income earners pay less in taxes and the highest income earners pay more. 

The LWVIL has more upcoming forums this season. View their website's online calendar to keep track of events as they're posted. You can also become a member through their website at or by contacting for more information. 

Upcoming Candidate Forums

LWVIL participates in the following Candidate Forums listed below. Forums are at 7pm. Information about which candidates will be part of the forum is also included. The Consolidated Election Day for Local Candidates is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2. Find your polling place at

  • March 5, Aurora Police Department, 1200 E. Indian Trail Road: 1st Ward and At-Large Seat
  • March 6, Geneva Middle School North, 1357 Viking Drive: Library Board, School Board and contested wards 2, 4 & 5 
  • March 13, Aurora Police Department, 1200 E. Indian Trail Road: 5th and 6th Wards
  • March 14, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, Wiley Hall, 307 Cedar Avenue: School Board and 1 aldermanic ward
  • March 18, Aurora Police Department, 1200 E. Indian Trail Road: 8th Ward
  • March 21, Sugar Grove Community Building, 141 S. Main Street: Village Trustees, Waubonsee CC Trustees and Fire Protection District 


About the League of Women Voters: The LWV is a nonpartisan political organization, which encourages informed and active participation in government. They work to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Visit

Source: LWVIL Jean Pierce 630-232-1891