LWV OPRF August 24 Week in Preview

On Thursday, August 20, representatives from the  LWV OPRF, the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest, and the 19th Century Charitable Organization were in attendance at the Oak Park History Museum to accept the new historical marker for Grace Wilbur Trout. Pictured above is Mary Ann Porucznik, Marge Massarello, Bess Celio (homeowner of Trout site), Peggy Sinko,  and Al Parchem at the small gathering. A larger unveiling will be held at a later date. Read more about the Pomeroy Foundation honor for Trout here.

Fall Kick-off
Save the Date! Our Fall Kickoff Event is coming virtually on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:00pm. Reimagining Community Policing: Constructive Community Solutions will include LaDon Reynolds, Chief, Oak Park Police; Sharon Welch, League of Women Voters Chicago; Colleen Sutkus, Sarah's Inn, Forest Park; and Anita Pindiur, Way Back Inn/Grateful House, Maywood. Join us to learn about current trends, opportunities, and exemplars that can help guide the way. In a perfect world, what would you like to see, and what will it take? Free and open to the public. Register for the event here.

Voting Flyers 
We will not be doing in person voter registration this fall. So, the Voter Service Committee put together flyers with information for online voter registration and mail ballot applications. These flyers use QR codes to link to County websites and will be posted in area businesses that are open. Can you help with this distribution? Use this link to check out the listed business areas and put your name next to the area you will distribute flyers to. Flyers will be picked up from the front porch of Peggy Kell. Do you have an organization, club, or church that you could post a flyer? Then download and print the English flyer here or the Spanish flyer here. Post one in your window! Please contact Peggy Kell with any questions.

Census Deadline Shortened
There is still time for you to turn in your census data. The deadline will be ending on September 30 from the previously announced deadline of October 30. The change includes door-knocking and responding online, over the phone, and by mail. Please pass this information onto friends and neighbors  and encourage the to respond if they haven't already.
Sister, Sister 
 LWV Cook County August Newsletter
Recap of Questions asked at the Cook County Town Hall on Voting