LWV OPRF January 24 Week in Preview
Lifetime Member Video
On May 22, 2018, five of our lifetime members (50+ years!) participated in a panel discussion on their legacy of participation in our League and our villages after our annual meeting. Virginia Cassin, Sherlynn Reid, Harriet Hausman, Barbara Ballinger, and Bobbi Raymond shared stories of their lives and involvement with each other and our community. This historical video is now posted on our YouTube page and our website. Sadly, Virginia Cassin, Sherlynn Reid, and Bobbi Raymond are no longer with us. Take some time and enjoy all the stories these titans share.
Voter Service Meeting
Though the primaries this year are not until June, now is the time for us to ramp up our voter registration efforts, however we decide to do it. Gather your ideas together for the virtual meeting planned for Monday, January 31, at 1:00pm. Sign up here. Questions? Contact Peggy Kell. Here is the election calendar for the June 28 Primary.
Roe vs. Wade: Are The Last Days Here?
Coming Soon: Be sure to mark your calendars for our next Second Tuesday forum on February 8, 9:30-11:00am, to hear from one of LWV OPRF’s own members, Ameri R. Klafeta, Director, ACLU Women’s and Reproductive Rights Project Director, Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU. As has been widely discussed in the media, the Supreme Court is poised to strike Roe v. Wade at the end of their current session after 49 years of assuring American women's access to reproductive care. Illinois is prepared to preserve those rights, but what will it take? Sign up beginning next week for this important virtual event.
Want more information on Roe vs. Wade? A recent Chicago Tribune article highlights Illinois as a resource for out-of-state patients, and ACLU Illinois has put together a 10-year overview of Roe vs. Wade in the Illinois legislature. Finally, Planned Parenthood's Virtual Anniversary Event will be this Thursday, January 27, at 6:30pm.You can purchase tickets for that event here.
Training Opportunities
LWV IL has more training opportunities scheduled for the coming weeks. These are a great way to learn how to become more involved in our League.
Moderator Training for Candidate Forums - Monday, January 27,
10-11:00am. Members register here.
Observer Training - Thursday, February 3, 7:00-8:00pm. Members register here.
LWV UMRR Workshop - Monday, February 7, 6:30pm: Climate activist Jackie Armstrong will lead a program on the En-ROADS simulation model for exploring key technology and policy solutions to address global warming. Go to their website to join the workshop on February 7.
Moderator Training for Candidate Forums -Thursday, February 17, 7:00- 8:00pm. Members register here.
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