LWVOPRF March 20 Week in Preview
News to Use
District 97 Referenda Forum -
Monday, Beye School, 230 N. Cuyler, Oak Park, 7:00-8:30 pm.  

LWV Chicago - Chicago in Focus March 28 Program Flyer

LWV Upper Mississippi River Region May 6 Annual Meeting - Flyer

LWV Cook County May 8 Annual Meeting Luncheon - Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer is the featured speaker.  

We have three more new members! Welcome Michelle Fitz-Henry, Patricia Foley, and Diane Shea to our League family.
Tax Exempt Status - Part 2
Historically, Leagues have qualified as tax exempt under 501(c)(4) as a "social welfare" organization.  Over the years, LWVUS, most state Leagues and larger local Leagues have formed a "sister" Education Fund entity which is qualified as tax exempt under 501(c)(3).  What are the basic tax differences between a (c)(3) and a (c)(4)?  A 501(c)(4) organization can support or oppose candidates for elected office and political parties, while a 501(c)(3) organization cannot. However, this difference is irrelevant for League organizations, as our own internal LWV rules prohibit this kind of political activity.  More on the differences next week.........