In 1981 Barbara O'Connor was on the Board of Directors of Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization.
Salute to Harold Washington
On April 6, 1983, the Hyde Park Herald published an endorsement from the Hyde Park/Kenwood Citizens Committee of Democratic Party Chicago mayoral candidate Harold Washington. Signatories to the endorsement included Barbara O'Connor.
- IVI-IPO Letterhead July 23 1981
- Hyde Park Herald April 6, 1983, page 8