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Why we started IWIL by Loretta Durbin

Why we started IWIL by Loretta Durbin

From the IWIL September Newsletter: At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, I was speaking with Barb Brown and other Democratic women leaders in Illinois about the strong need to have more women in office and a training and leadership pipeline to make that happen.This conversation led to the

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IWIL’s Litesa Wallace appointed to State Rep in IL-67

IWIL’s Litesa Wallace appointed to State Rep in IL-67

From Rockford's Fox 39/ ABC 17, mystateline.com: "ROCKFORD, IL--The Winnebago county democrats have made a decision. Of the five finalists, they've chose Litesa Wallace. Wallace served as former representative Jefferson’s chief of staff -- and was reportedly Jefferson’s preferred choice

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IWIL in Washington, DC

IWIL in Washington, DC

This month's post comes from IWIL Class of 2014 members Shiva Mohsenzadeh and Rachel Ruttenberg. Here is their summary of the fantastic week! "On Wednesday, we started at the Union Labor Life Insurance Company. President and CEO Ed Smith, one of our gracious hosts for the trip, welcomed us

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IWIL in Springfield

IWIL in Springfield

Below is a report on IWIL’s Springfield training session. It was written by IWIL Class of 2014 fellows, Dr. Litesa Wallace, Chief of Staff to Assistant Majority Leader, State Rep. Chuck Jefferson (D-Rockford), and Susan Van Weelden, a Dean at Elgin Community College and former candidate for Elgin

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Class of 2014

Class of 2014

Welcome to the IWIL Class of 2014! Brandi Bradley Amy Crawford Shana Jo Harrison Tiffany Ingram Carrie McAteer Quiana McKenzie Shiva Mohsenzadeh Stacey Pfingsten Rachel O'Konis Ruttenberg Shantel Suarez Avila Susan Van Weelden Litesa E

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