Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7-8:45pm
Ringering Room
Park Forest Library
400 Lakewood Blvd
Park Forest, IL 60466
The Electoral College and How Elections Work. This program will be an explanation of the Electoral College and other aspects of the election system in the United States. LWVPFA members Barbara Moore and Mary Lubertozzi will present this enlightening program, focusing on the history and operation of the Electoral College as well as the movement to change it. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would ensure that the candidate winning the popular vote becomes President, will be explained.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
10am
Park Forest Village Hall
350 Victory Drive
Park Forest, IL 60466
Immigration and Refugees. The program will be a presentation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA)program created by President Obama in 2012 by Executive Order. DACA allows young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children to remain in the country. In September President Trump announced that if Congress does not pass legislation that provides a more permanent solution, the program will end in March, 2018.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
7pm
Tall Grass Art Gallery
367 Artists Walk
Park Forest, IL 60466
Annual Social Fundraiser. This popular annual event will again include a silent auction, wine (including champagne), soft drinks, and delicious snacks and desserts.

Items for the silent auction should be taken to Tall Grass Arts Center by 12/28/17. Check with Tall Grass to make sure it is open before you go.

Sunday, January 21, 2018
2pm
Park Forest Library
400 Lakewood Boulevard
Park Forest, IL 60466
Program Planning. This annual event is an opportunity for members to plan programs for study and action at the local level and recommend study and action at the national level. Nonmembers may attend but only members are involved in developing consensus on the items presented. In 2018 we look at national programs because 2018 is the year of a national LWV convention.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7pm
Rich Township Leonard Robinson Building
22013 Governors Highway
Richton Park, IL 60471
Village Presidents Forum. Representatives of Park Forest, Matteson, Richton Park, University Park, and Olympia Fields will be invited to present information on their communities.