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November 2018
President's Letter
Happy November Leaguers,

Be informed and vote. Please take a friend and neighbor to the polls this Tuesday. This election will impact the future of  our country.

Why do we vote on Tuesday in early November?

In 1845, Congress passed a federal law designating Election Day as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Early November was picked to generate a higher turnout. Back then, most Americans were farmers who often lived far from polling places, and it was thought they wouldn't be willing to interrupt the busy harvest season to travel to the polls. Tuesday was selected so farmers wouldn't have to travel on the Sabbath or miss market day, which often was on Wednesday.
(Thank you from the AARP quiz.)

Marge Massarello
Second Tuesday
District 200 is getting ready to make the biggest changes to its campus in 50 years. Come to Second Tuesday on November 13, from 9:30-11:00am to discuss the Imagine OPRF facilities master plan and its vision for solving problems in a prioritized, coherent, and cost-effective way over time. Lynn Kamenitsa and Mike Poirier will present. Free and open to the community. Share the flyer with friends!
Drinks& Dialogue 
On Thursday, November 15, the Drinks & Dialogue evening discussion will be held  at Shanahan's, 7353 Madison,  Forest Park.  The evening's program will highlight the work of Cabrini Green Legal Aid, and the impact that incarceration and criminal records have on children, families and communities. The focus of Cabrini Green Legal Aid is on the rights of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in the criminal justice system and local neighborhood levels. The event goes from 6:30-7:45pm and is open to members and the community. Join in the discussion and enjoy a refreshment with appetizers.
Women and Incarceration
Why should we care? Join us on Saturday, November 10, from 10:00am-Noon, at the Oak Park Library, 834 Lake Street, to hear from Beth Isaacs, founder of Illinois Birth Justice, to learn more about this issue. Read and share the flyer here.
Holiday Social
Mark your calendars now for our Wednesday, December 12 Holiday Social. A time for members and their guests to meet and greet for a few hours of holiday cheer. We will once again be at Maya del Sol, 144 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, from 6:00-8:30pm. There will be light appetizers, soft drinks, and a cash bar. Dinner can also be ordered from their menu. RSVP your attendance to Kathy Balk
Little Pink Book
League directories were mailed out to members in early October.  Did you receive your copy? This booklet has useful information on League terminology, positions, and member contact information. In addition, it has municipal, state, and federal representative information. If you didn't renew your membership, you probably didn't receive a directory. There is still time! Go online to renew today. And if you did renew but didn't receive your booklet, contact Ann Bolan.
Sister, Sister
LWV Chicago VoterCheck out what our sister League is doing  here.

LWV Cook County Update

Photographer to take some pictures at Second Tuesday and Drinks & Dialogue in November. Contact Peggy Kell.

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