This Week with the League, December 2-8, 2019.

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. The Holidays are upon us in full force. These next weeks promise to be busy for everyone, including the League. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 the Health Committee meets: 5:00 PM at Meg’s on Alpine 

Thursday, December 5, 2019 Voter Services Committee Meets:9:30 AM at Mary’s Market at 4431 East State Street

Friday, December 6, 2019 the LWVGR and AAUW is sponsoring an Asylum Seekers fundraiser with Linda Zuba.
This event will be at 6:00 PM at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard, 1829 North Rockton Street. Please attend to support the very important work Linda is doing at the Border. Linda, who has just returned from another trip to the Border, will speak and share her experiences. Dr. Paul Klazura, a Rockford physician who has spent time at the Border providing medical assistants to the children and adults will also speak. There will also be a short presentation. “Rainbow Warriors.” If you cannot attend, please send checks to Linda Zuba with a note at the bottom that this is a contribution for Asylum Seekers to,  Zuba and Associates Law Office, 6067 Strathmoor Drive, rockford, IL 61114.  

Sunday, December 8, 2019 LWVGR Holiday Party, Come One Come All: 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the old Just Goods location, 201 Seventh Street in Rockford. Please join us for great snacks, great fun and great conversations, connect with other League Members. Please bring small toiletry items to donate to asylum-seekers at the border. You can RSVP here on the form or to info@lwvgr.org.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Unitarian-Universalist Church, 4848 Turner at 5:30 PMT  Fair Tax Event:
The Fair Tax Coalition of Greater Rockford will present: Teach the Facts About The Fair Tax

  • It is important to attend this event, even if you are not working on the Fair Tax Committee.
  • LWVIL and its local leagues have supported a graduated income tax for years. We believe this is vital to the Illinois economy and the well-being of its citizens. The fact that it will be on the 2020 ballot is a big win for the LWV coalition and its partners.
  • Each of us needs to do our part to get the 2020 ballot measure passed. We do this by learning to communicate the need for the Fair Tax in everyday conversation with family, friends, and co-workers.

Please contact Claire McIntyre at: northernilfairtax@gmail.com to RSVP or if you have any questions.

LWVGR is a coalition partner of the area Celebration of the Suffragists and passage of the 19th Amendment taking place throughout 2020. It will be culminated with the dedication of a sculpture marking this Anniversary on August 18, 2020. Fundraising activities are underway to pay for the sculpture. SPoRT makeup is introducing their 2020 Red Lipstick. The lipstick sells for $18.00 and 20% of each purchase is being donated to the Public Art Installation (the Sculpture). The Lipstick may be purchased at Crimson Ridge. SPoRT makeup is owned by International Women’s Baseball Center.

Enjoy December, Jo Minor, President, LWVGR

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