LWV OPRF November 25 Week in Preview

Census 2020The upcoming 2020 Census is an important opportunity for our local League to make a difference in our communities!  We have already scheduled a discussion at our January 14 Second Tuesday event, and The Oak Park Library is interested in our help in publicizing the Census by working with them on outreach efforts.  Our members in River Forest and Forest Park have already started to work with their villages on their Complete Count program.  We would like to have some additional Oak Park members join our committee as well to pursue these activities.  The Oak Park Complete Count Committee will hold its next meeting on December 11, 8:30am, at Village Hall. Please consider attending this meeting. Contact Mary Cay Murray  or Judith McDevitt if you would be interested in joining our Complete Count committee and see how you can help. 
Here's an update on The Women's History and Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act.
FIRST:  HR. 1923, is a bill   authorizing the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue a series of quarter-dollar coins. These are real quarters, which would  be released over several years like the popular state quarters of a few years ago. One side will commemorate the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which happened in 1920. On the reverse of each coin, the accomplishments and contributions of one prominent woman (must be deceased) who was a resident of each state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory will be featured.  Now co-sponsored by 140 Representatives, it should be moving out of the House Financial Services Committee for a vote on the floor in late November or early December.
SECOND:  In August, Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D) and Deb Fischer (R) introduced a companion bill (exactly the same bill with the same verbiage) in the Senate. It is  S. 2427 the Women's History and Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act. 
Please contact your Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen asking them to sponsor these important bipartisan bills. Please call or copy and paste this information in an email to all of your friends and relatives throughout the nation and ask them to contact their Representatives to co-sponsor these Bills. How wonderful would it be to have these "women" coins in circulation along with the Harriett Tubman twenty dollar bill.

Suffrage Map
A suffrage map is being developed to highlight many of the sites in the United States where Woman Suffrage events occurred. Oak Park and River Forest as well as many sites around the Chicago area will be highlighted. The Pomeroy Foundation is sponsoring five markers for every state, honoring a person or place that was featured prominently in the Suffrage movement. The Oak Park home site of Grace Wilbur Trout was submitted for one of these markers. Johan Walsh and Marge Massarello from the League, along with Mary Ann Porucznik and Rachel Berlinski from the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest and Museum are working on the application details. We are confident our site will be accepted for the marker. More details to follow.
We are not sure how it happened but Sherlynn Reid is listed incorrectly in the new directory. This lifetime member still lives in Oak Park at 323 N. Ridgeland. We apologize for any confusion this has caused.
Sister, Sister