Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor non-partisan public meetings and events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, July 2, 2018
9am - 12:00 pm
Plaza Library
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
LWV Executive Board Meeting: PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME & LOCATION. All members are welcome to attend.
Monday, July 9, 2018
6:30 - 9:00pm
Oak Hall
4500 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
 
  LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR AUG. 7 PRIMARY ELECTION.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 pm
John Knox Village
Courtyard Community Center
518 Murray Road
Lee's Summit, MO
Candidate Forum for Missouri State Senate District 8. Please join us for a forum with candidates running in Missouri's State Senate District 8 race.

Candidates for this seat are: Mike Cierpiot (Republican); Leonard Jonas Hughes IV, (Republican); Hillary Shields (Democrat).

Moderator: Brian Ellison.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 pm
North Independence Library
317 W. 24 Hwy
Independence, MO
Candidate Forum: Jackson County Legislature District 3 and District 3 At-Large. Candidates for two seats in the Jackson County Legislature will answer questions from the audience.

Candidates for District 3 are Charlie Frankin (D), Lois McDonald (D), Brice Stewart (R), and Paul Wrabec (D).

Candidates for Distrct 3 At-Large are Roberta Gough (D) and Tony Miller (D).

Moderator: Elizabeth Darr

Co-sponsored by LWVKC/JCP and the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Independence Chapter.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
6:30 - 8:00pm
John Knox Village
Courtyard Community Center
518 Murray Road
Lee's Summit, MO
Candidate Forum: Missouri House District 35. Please join us for a forum with candidates running in Missouri House District 35 race.

Candidates for this seat are: Keri Ingle (D), Tom Lovell (R), and Sean Smith (R).

Moderator: Sandy Eeds

Sponsored by LWVKC/J/C/P

Saturday, July 21, 2018
9:30 - Social; 10 - 11:30 - Meeting
Community Christian Church
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

Parking is available to the south in the parking garage. Enter Centennial Hall on the south side of the church.
August 7 Ballot Issues. On August 7, Kansas City voters will decide whether to implement a program to inspect rental properties. And all Missouri voters will vote on Proposition A to decide whether or not to adopt the 'right to work' law. Join us for our monthly meeting so you're prepared to cast an informed ballot on August 7.

Check back for more information on this important forum.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
6:30 - 7:25 pm
Southeast Community Center
4201 E. 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
Candidate Forum: Jackson County Executive. Candidates for Jackson County Executive will answer questions from the audience.

Candidates running for the office are Nathan Kline (G), Matthew Merryman (D), Jeremy Raines (D), Robert Charles Tolbert (G), and Frank White, Jr. (D).

Moderator: Sam Zeff

Co-sponsored by LWVKC/JCP and KCUR.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
7:35 - 8:30pm
Southeast Community Center
4201 E. 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
Candidate Forum: Jackson County Sheriff. Candidates running for Jackson County Sheriff will answer questions from the audience.

Candidates running are Ramona Arroyo (D), David Bernal (R), Darryl Forte (D), Randy Poletis (R), Mike Rogers (D).

Moderator: Sam Zeff

Co-sponsored by LWVKC/JCP and KCUR.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 pm
South Independence Library
13700 E. 35th Street S.
Independence, MO
Candidate Forum: Missouri House District 30. Candidates for Missouri House District 30 will answer questions from the audience.

Candidates running are Brad Eichstadt (L), Chris Hankins (R), James L. Lowman (R), Ryana Parks-Shaw (D), and Jon Patterson (R).

Moderator: Tommye Sexton

Co-sponsored by LWVKC/JCP and the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Independence Chapter.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
6am - 7pm
  Primary Election. Primary races for U.S.Senate, Congress, Missouri General Assembly, county offices, as well as ballot issues. Check http://www.vote411.org on July 17 for your personalized ballot.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:30 - Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

Parking is available to the south in the parking garage. Enter Centennial Hall on the south side of the church.
Immigration in Our Hemisphere. Why are young men and families leaving Honduras for the U.S.? What's the difference between a refugee and a migrant? What is the law? Who is helping refugees in the Kansas City area?

These questions and more will be answered in this important and timely discussion.

Monday, August 20, 2018
6pm Reception; 6:45pm - 8 Program
The Athenaeum
900 E. Linwood
Kansas City, MO 64109
Women's Equality Week: Bridging the Gap to Sisterhood - #Respect Me Too. A diverse group of panelists will relate their personal experiences and engage in a forum discussion with each other and the audience to deepen our appreciation of the challenges each of us faces as we demand respect for ourselves and each other.

Co-Sponsors:
League of Women Voters of Kansas City, MO, Jackson, Clay, Platte Counties; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Beta Omega  & Mu Omega Chapters; Women in the NAACP Kansas City Branch; El Centro, Inc.; Kansas City Missouri Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; A. Philip Randolph Institute.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
12:00pm
Colonial Church
7039 Mission Rd.
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Saving Democracy: It's Our Job. The struggle for our right to vote began 170 years ago in 1848 with the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY. Barriers to the ballot like voter ID laws, mandatory proof of citizenship, gerrymandering, purging voter rolls, restrictions on early voting and limits on registration are as much a threat to our democracy in 2018 as they were 98 years ago just prior to the passage of the 19th Amendment. Come hear what you can do to increase voter participation. 

Speakers: Denise Lieberman, Attorney at Advancement Project; Pat Jones, A. Phililp Randolph Institute; Micah Kubic, Executive Director, ACLU of Kansas.

Sponsors: League of Women Voters of Johnson County, KS, League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties.