She the People

Several of our group members had the pleasure of going to Second City this past Thursday evening  to see a private performance of “She the People” benefiting Cause the Effect Chicago. A great show and a good cause! Cause the Effect Chicago provides a platform for women to effect change through activism, civic engagement andContinue reading “She the People”

League of Women Voters Information

Dear Action Ridge Friends, I know we are all so grateful to Mary Upson, President of Park Ridge League of Women Voters, for speaking at our last meeting.  We had 35 attendees, despite the snow storm.  We learned a great deal from her and are glad that we can join with LWV to get thingsContinue reading “League of Women Voters Information”

AAUW Newsletter

Dear Action Ridge Friends,  Below is the AAUW newsletter, sent by Cindy Grau, who attended our last meeting where she gave us good information about AAUW. AAUW and Action Ridge have many initiatives in common and it’s important that we collaborate to effect change.  I’m going to go to the Alice Paul reenactment at 10:30 on March 10thContinue reading “AAUW Newsletter”

Meeting February 8

The next meeting of Action Ridge will be February 8 at 7:00 PM at the Community Church. We will have two speakers, Bonnie Grabenhofer,  PAC Chairman from the National Organization for Women and Mary Upson,  President of the Park Ridge League of Women Voters. They will be sharing information about their organizations and efforts toContinue reading “Meeting February 8”

League of Women Voters of Illinois Event

Bridging Divides: Cultivating Common Ground for Action Hilary Denk / Heather Cunningham, Co-chairs, Issues Committee This provocative and informative annual event will be held onSaturday, February 10, 2018 at University Center, 525 South State Street, Chicago from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Both a continental breakfast and a boxed lunch are offered. As league members, we are passionateContinue reading “League of Women Voters of Illinois Event”

Equal Means Equal Film Screening

Please join us for a film screening of Equal means Equal, a documentary about the campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment (view trailer here), followed by a discussion about what it will take to pass this Amendment in Illinois and finally ratify it nationally. When:   Monday November 13 at 7:00 PM Where: Park Ridge CommunityContinue reading “Equal Means Equal Film Screening”

Action on Reproductive Rights

he anti-woman Trump administration just issued rules that threaten reproductive health care. They’re using employers’ religious and moral beliefs as an excuse to discriminate and cut off access to birth control. This is a direct assault on our rights, and we have to take action NOW. Submit a public comment and tell the Department ofContinue reading “Action on Reproductive Rights”