LWV OPRF April 24 Week in Preview

Illinois Lobby Day

Today, Monday, April 24 is LWV Illinois Lobby Day, and this year our goal is for every League member in the state to participate. Lobby Day is a time to go beyond the ballot box and make sure you are represented. To participate, check out the Lobby Day Center. Pick your issue: Voting Rights, Reproductive Health Care, Environment, Education, Budget, or Criminal Justice! Each issue page has a script, bill numbers, and a link to find your legislator's contact information. If you have more time, dig in, learn more, and engage and activate others. Use your email and social media platforms. Use your voice. Civic engagement is the ultimate form of democracy. Our messages to our elected officials are another way to vote for the kind of community we want to live in.  What message will you send? Start with five minutes today. More voices, More volume, More IMPACT!

Drinks & Dialogue

The next Drinks & Dialogue will be this Wednesday, April 26, starting at 6:30pm. Join us at Shanahan’s Irish Bar, 7353 Madison St., Forest Park, to learn about the mission of FORA (Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America), an after-school learning center that provides high dosage tutoring to refugee students to ensure their success in their new country. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, cash bar. RSVP Belinda Lutz-Hamel.

Shop Plants

Spring is here and if you want to plant your garden, deck, doorway, or balcony with quality plants -- and benefit the LWV OPRF at the same time -- mark your calendar for our plant fundraiser. This fundraiser will once again be with Good Earth Greenhouse, 7900 Madison, River Forest, and will take place the weekend of May 5-7. LWV OPRF will receive 15% of sales. Simply go to the store, make your purchases, and either bring this checkout form or fill out one that will be available with the cashier. Also, please email Beverly Graham the amount of your purchase.

Cook County Annual Meeting

The League of Women Voters of Cook County Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9, from 9:45am-1:00pm in Chicago at Roosevelt University, the Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, in the Ida B. Wells Meeting Room. The room is on the second floor with elevator access. The meeting will include a continental breakfast and box lunch. Registration will begin at 9:15am,

with the business meeting starting at 9:45am. Lunch and a program will follow the business meeting. The featured speaker for the program is Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Cameron Davis. While only delegates vote during the business meeting, all members are welcome and invited to attend. We still need two more delegates and your $35 registration fee will be covered by LWV OPRF. Please email Joan Petertil if you are interested in being a delegate for this meeting. 

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