Local AAUW to host local legislator at Nov. 2 meeting

Election season is right around the corner with primary elections scheduled for Tuesday, March 19 and the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, less than a year away.

Have you ever wondered what your state representative does in Springfield?

This month, the Batavia, Geneva & St. Charles branch of the American Association of University Women will welcome state Rep. Maura Hirschauer (District 49).

She is a former educator, community leader, and activist. She was first elected to the Illinois legislature in 2020. She is an enthusiastic commonsense gun safety advocate and frequent sponsor and fierce advocate of bills related to gun safety, education, workforce development, and reproductive rights. Her key legislative wins include: Assault Weapons Ban and bills in support of Safe Storage and Responsible Firearm Ownership;

Undocumented Student Higher Education Resources and Support (Public Act 102-0475); School Nurse Workforce and Pipeline Development (HB1615); and trauma-informed protocols for K-12 active shooter drills (Public Act 102-0395).

Rep. Hirschauer will offer an update on legislative wins, legislative shortfalls, challenges, and opportunities on issues that impact the AAUW Strategic Plan, public policy priorities and vision. She will also address how just one vote makes a difference in elections.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Van Nortwick Room at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave.

Learn more about the local branch of the AAUW at or on Facebook.

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