LWV OPRF April 11 Week in Preview
April Second Tuesday
This Tuesday, April 12, from 9:30-11:00am, the Second Tuesday program will present "The Fraudulent Claim of Voter Fraud." A 15-minute segment of the documentary film "Rigged: the Voter Suppression Playbook" will be shown that focuses on attempts to discover non-existent voter fraud in a recent election. Mac Heller, an Executive Producer of the film, will be our guest discussant. Tim Smith, the other Executive Producer of the film, is an accomplished and award-winning television producer for documentaries for The PBS News Hour, Newsweek Productions, and MSNBC, among others. Register for this Zoom program here. BTW, the entire 70-minute film can be streamed for no charge at riggedthefilm.com.
Garden Sale Fundraiser
The list of plants for our fundraiser with The Good Earth Greenhouse is ready! Check out the list here. Our plant sale runs from April 29-May 1. Pre-order plants from the list over the phone(708-366-9500), pay with a credit card, and then pick up your order at the greenhouse from April 29 -May 1. You can also go to the Good Earth store, 7900 Madison, River Forest, over the weekend of the sale and buy your plants in person. Our League will receive 15% on your plant purchases. It's time to get your garden ready with some new plants!
Support for Ukraine
The Future Philanthropists Program, a giving group of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation with participants from OPRF, Trinity, Fenwick, and St. Ignatius high schools, have decided to do their part to help relieve the suffering of women, children, and the elderly who have lost virtually everything due to the Russian invasion of their homeland. In partnership with Pete’s Market in Oak Park, they have organized a drive to collect donations of personal care items, baby products, medical supplies, and daily living needs. Shoppers will be encouraged to buy and donate such items, which will be collected by Future Philanthropists at Pete's Market. We urge you to participate in this event by shopping at Pete’s between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00pm on April 14 and 15 and between 9:00am and 9:00pm on April 16. Here is a list of items that are needed. The students have made arrangements for pallets of these products to be air-transported to Warsaw for direct distribution to refugees on the ground there. 
Climate Change Forum
The League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region invites the public to attend their first annual Climate Change forum: "Developments in Climate Change Science and Policy: 'Code Red' in the Great Lakes and Beyond." Tom Skilling and an expert panel will present on Saturday, April 16, from 2:00 - 4:00pm, in downtown Chicago or online. In-person tickets will be $25, and online tickets will be $15. Read more about the forum and register here.
Congressional District 7 Forum
On Wednesday, May 4, from 7:00-8:00pm, LWV OPRF is partnering with LWV La Grange Area and LWV Chicago to hold a virtual candidate forum for the 7th Illinois Congressional District Democratic Primary Candidates. At this time the three candidates are Kina Collins, Danny Davis, and Denarvis Mendenhall (objection pending). You can send questions for the candidates to the La Grange League by putting CD7 in the subject line. You can register for the candidate forum here. Please contact Peggy Kell with any questions.
Feminist Four Environmentalists
Female activists and scientists have changed the course of American environmentalism, as highlighted in the latest LWV Berkeley Heights, New Providence, and Summit, New Jersey Feminist Four Newsletter. On April 22nd, when we celebrate Earth Day, let’s also celebrate the remarkable achievements made by four American women, Ynes Mexia, Rachel Carson, Marjory Stoneman Douglass, and Quannah Chasinghorse, to protect our planet.
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