LWV OPRF November 9 Week in Preview
Second Tuesday
Last Call!  The election's OVER! Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, November 10, at 9:30am and let's debrief, ventilate, and analyze. Lots to do! View the flyer here, and sign up here to register. Hope to see you there. The Zoom link will be sent out at 5:00pm on Monday, November 9.
Poll Watching on Election Day
Leslie Lauderdale and Peggy Kell spent a few hours at the Cicero Operations Center on Election Day. The Center is where Mail Ballots are processed. You can read about their adventure here. Thanks to Leslie for writing up the experience and even taking pictures!
Story of Plastic
The film "The Story of Plastic" takes a sweeping look at the human-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. "The Story of Plastic" is presented by The Story of Stuff Project, a nonprofit dedicated to changing the way that we make, use, and throw away stuff so that it is more sustainable, healthy, and fair. This Monday's, November 9, 6:30pm screening is sponsored by LWV WNK. You can register for the film's screening here. The screening link is live, so you may watch the film as soon as you register, whether you are able to join the Zoom conversation on Monday or not. 
The ERA is not dead!
When Virginia's legislature ratified the Equal Rights Amendment this year, it became the 38th state to do so, thus fulfilling the Constitutional requirement that an amendment be ratified by two-thirds of the states. Almost immediately, the attorneys general of Illinois (which ratified the ERA in 2018), Nevada (2017), and Virginia (2020) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Archivist of the United States. In the lawsuit, the attorneys general ask the court to direct the archivist to perform his statutory duty to certify the ERA as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Linda Coberly, chair of the national ERA Coalition’s Legal Task Force, will be discussing this and other issues this Thursday night, Nov. 12, at 6:30pm in a "Notable Neighbors" webinar sponsored by the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association (NCCA). NCCA member and LWV OPRF chapter secretary Mary Ann Porucznik will be the interviewer. Register for the webinar here
Humanities Events
The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association holds scheduled Monday afternoon Enrichment and Humanities Events. These programs started in October and will continue till May 10, 2020. You can review the program book here. Programs are virtual and are scheduled on Mondays at 1:15pm.
Sister, Sister
LWV IL Legislative Update Webinar