Pension reform in the state of Illinois will be the topic kicking off the League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn’s program year.
Thursday night, State Rep. Sandra Pihos will be discussing pension reform, which is currently being considered in the state legislature. The event will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the Lake Ellyn Boat House. Everyone is invited to attend.
Regardless of whether the legislature enacts legislation or the state fails to act on pension reform, the results will have significant impact on the state’s finances and budget, according to the League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn.
The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn is one of the largest leagues in the state, with 130 members, said Tina Chivardi, a board member and publicity chairperson. The organization is also one of the most active in the state.
The program on pension reform will be the first of many to be held, she said. The league tries to hold one program each month.
The Glen Ellyn Chapter has been in existence more than 50 years and its membership includes men and women, Chivardi said. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization with the goal of providing information to allow voters to make educated choices at the polls.
“The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan and it is supporting democracy, making it free and open for everybody to participate,” she said. “The more people you have involved, the more it is a true form of democracy.”
The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn will hold its program on pension reform tonight at 7 p.m. at the Lake Ellyn Boat House. The event is expected to last a few hours. Learn more about the organization.