LWV OPRF April 13 Week in Preview

Second Tuesday 
Tuesday, May 12:   Ann Courter, longtime LWV OPRF member and LWV IL Issues Specialist, will present "The Fair Tax: Everything You Need to Know" to prepare us to be knowledgeable advocates for the Fair Tax. This will be Second Tuesday's last forum for the 2019-2020 program year and will be presented on Zoom. Tuesday, May 12, 9:30 - 11:00am. Sign up here to attend, and if you're not sure about "zooming," contact  Judith McDevitt for a practice session.

One Earth Film Festival
The show must go on! One Earth Film Festival is happy to report that our Earth Day Mini Film Fest will be entirely virtual this year. In continued partnership with the City of Chicago, we're offering six FREE virtual screenings  from April 20-26. Watch a film in community online, then discuss with experts via live chat on Zoom. Go here to read more about this opportunity.

Ellen Annette Martin
The first woman to vote in Illinois was Ellen Annette Martin. On April 6, 1891, she led 14 other women to vote in Lombard. Read more about her efforts here.

National Women's History Project
Carol Simon Levin, author, professional storyteller and independent historian of "fascinating women history forgot" will be hosting an informal Q&A Zoom meeting on woman suffrage Thursday April 16th at 6:00pm CDT. Prior to the meeting, participants can view her program Pickets & Persistence: War Service & Woman Suffrage in which Carol  portrays Jeannette Rankin, America's first female member of Congress, telling the intertwined stories of women's suffrage activism, war service, and the political calculus that finally brought about the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Participants are also invited to freely download and peruse her book  Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates  which profiles 69 women of all colors and creeds who worked to make a place for women in American politics. Links to her book, her radio interview on the curious incident of early female suffrage in NJ, and her other programs can be found at  tellingherstories.com.
Sister, Sister