LWV OPRF April 26 Week in Preview
Plant Sale Reminder
Last reminder about our Plant Sale Fundraiser at Good Earth Greenhouse, 7900 Madison, River Forest. You can shop in person this coming weekend, April 30-May 2, to buy plants to beautify your surroundings and contribute to our League at the same time. Download, print the flyer, and bring it with you with you shop. The League will receive 15% of your total sale. After you shop, please email Beverly Graham with your purchase total. The weather will be great for planting!
People Powered Day of Action
Redistricting: What’s it Matter to Me? Please join us on Thursday, April 29 at 6:oopm, for a film and presentation on redistricting in Illinois. The 30-minute film “Line in the Street,” was co-produced by Robert and Rachel Millman and tells the story of citizens, activists, and legislators as they fight for redistricting reform in Pennsylvania, one of the most heavily gerrymandered states in the country. After the film, stay tuned for a short presentation by LWV member Paula Lawson on the non-partisan committee in Springfield that is working to prevent gerrymandering so that all voters have an equal voice, the efforts to amend the Illinois Constitution to provide for an Independent Redistricting Commission, and the IL General Assembly’s efforts to get public input in this year’s redistricting process. Sign up here with our partner for this event, the Forest Park Library.
Second Tuesday Wrap-up
Save the Date ~ Second Tuesday forum will meet for the last time this spring on May 11, and we want to hear from you! What programs worked best for you this year? What would you like to talk about next year? Do you have suggestions for speakers? Should we stay virtual? So many questions! Mark your calendar and sign up here for our Second Tuesday Program Year Wrap Upcoming on May 11, 9:30-11am. We hope to see you there!
Celebration of Democracy
On Thursday, May 20, Common Cause is hosting a virtual celebration of democracy and you can join them. You'll hear from members of Congress, local elected officials, and young leaders who are at the forefront of building a new movement for change. Plus, they'll have special musical guests and more! Registration is free but space is limited, so save your spot today by registering here for the virtual event.
Gun Safety Forum
Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 27, 9:45-10:30am Central Time, there will be a virtual forum about gun safety sponsored by the Gun Safety Consortium in which this group will be requesting proposals for new gun safety products and technologies. You can watch the event on Zoom by registering here. The Gun Safety Consortium is made up of
cities and counties that are combining their purchasing power, expertise and research to advance the cause of gun safety and challenge the gun industry to do more in this area. You can help by encouraging our local leaders to join in this fight to further gun safety. You can read more about the Consortium here.
LWV US April 22, 2021