LWV OPRF August 21 Week in Preview

Voter Service

Our first Voter Service Committee meeting will be tonight, Monday, August 21, starting at 6:30pm at Peggy Kell's house, 815 S. Humphrey, Oak Park. Though there are no November elections, we can still make contacts for voter registration events at area high schools, senior living facilities, colleges, and community events. We welcome new and past members to join the committee. Please contact Peggy with any questions.

Observer Corps Training

As more and more local newspapers close throughout the country, the League’s Observer Corps often find themselves playing a key role in community education and engagement. The League’s Observer Corps helps ensure that citizens are aware of the decisions that impact their lives, thereby promoting government transparency and accountability. League members can contribute to the civic health of their communities by joining or starting an Observer Corps! Sign up for the Saturday, September 9, 10:00-11:00am virtual training session here.

Women's Equality Day

Mary Ann Porucznik will be leading a Women's Equality Day Walking Tour for the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest on Saturday, August 26, starting at 10:00am outside the Oak Park Public Main Library. Join her to celebrate Women's Equality Day--the anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment--and honor the women who worked tirelessly for equal voting rights. Space is limited, and League members can receive the Historical Society member rate of $8.00 per ticket. Register here.

Also, with voting and reproductive rights under attack, women are still not equal in this democracy. Add your name to the LWV US League's petition urging Congress to protect women’s rights to vote, add the ERA to the Constitution, and restore reproductive freedom for all.

Barrie Fest

On September 9, from Noon-5:00pm, Barrie Fest at Barrie Park, 1011 S. Lombard, Oak Park, will feature free activities for kids, business and organizational booths, and bicycle repair from Wheel & Sprocket. The League will have an informational table at this event. If you would be interested in covering a shift, please contact Beverly Graham.

We have sad news to share about one of our lifetime members. Roselen Murphy, 96, recently passed away. She joined our League in 1964 and was a long time Gloor Realtor and a founding member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Condolences to her family. There will be no funeral as per her wishes.

Membership Renewal

Remember, to be included in our directory, you must renew your membership by September 10. Go to our website and pay online or download the mail-in form if you want to pay with a check.

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