Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor non-partisan public meetings and events

Date & Time        Place        Description
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.
Monday, August 13, 2018
6 - 9pm
Oak Hall
4550 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
LWVKC Board of Directors Meeting.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
2:00 pm
KCMO City Hall
414 E. 12 Street
Kansas City, MO

Look for us near Abraham Lincoln's statue.
Clean Missouri Press Conference. Please join LWVKC/JCP members and others who support the Clean MO initiative that will be on the November 6 ballot. Learn how Clean MO will improve Missouri state government and how you can support its passage.
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 Issues in Kansas City - Who? Why? How?. 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.

Speakers:

  • Judy Ancel, Cross Border Network for Justice and Solidarity;
  • Abdul Bakar, Director of Della Lamb's Refugee Resettlement Program;
  • Angela Allard Ferguson, Esq., specialist in immigration law.
Monday, August 20, 2018
6pm Reception; 6:30pm - 8pm Program
The Athenaeum
900 E. Linwood
Kansas City, MO 64109


Parking in rear of building and on the street.

Handicap accessible entrance through red double door on Campbell St.
Women's Equality Week: Bridging the Gap to Sisterhood - #Respect Me Too. 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 group faces as we demand respect for ourselves and each other.

Panelists:

  • Hon. Kathleen Lynch, Judge Wyandotte County District Court;
  • Eva Santiago, Community Plaza Program Coordinator; 
  • Dr. Marj Williams, retired Hickman Mills School District Superintendent.

Moderator: Barbara Anne Washington, Missouri House of Representatives.

Co-Sponsors:

League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay, & Platte Counties; Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Inc., Beta Omega & Mu Omega Chapters; Women in the NAACP Kansas City Branch; Kansas City Missouri Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

RSVP through Eventbrite.

Click here to view all Women's Equality Week events.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
12:00 - 1:30pm
Colonial Church
7039 Mission Rd.
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Saving Democracy: It's Our Job. Join us for an engaging program on voting rights and voter participation. It's a "brown bag luncheon" so please bring your own lunch.

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.

Speakers:

  • Denise Lieberman, Attorney, Advancement Project;
  • Pat Jones, President, A. Philip Randolph Institute of Kansas City;
  • Micah Kubic, Executive Director, ACLU of Kansas;
  • Dagney Velazquez. Assistant Professor, Kansas City, Kansas Community College.

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

Click here to view all Women's Equality Week events.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
10 am - 12 pm
Oak Hall
4550 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
LWV Executive Board Meeting.
Saturday, September 8, 2018
10 am - 12 pm
Plaza Room at Wornall Plaza
4849 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64112
New Member Orientation. We want to help new members feel welcomed to the League, and we know new members want to understand the many facets of the League of Women Voters. Come learn about our past, present and future and to get acquainted with other new members. It is as important now as anytime in the past for every citizen to be involved in protecting voters` rights, registering voters, educating voters and fighting partisan and racial gerrymandering.

Open to all members.

Saturday, September 8, 2018
10 am
Plaza Room at Wornall Plaza
4849 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64112
New Member Orientation. We want to help new members feel welcomed to the League, and we know new members want to understand the many facets of the League of Women Voters. Come learn about our past, present and future and to get acquainted with other new members. It is as important now as anytime in the past for every citizen to be involved in protecting voters` rights, registering voters, educating voters and fighting partisan and racial gerrymandering.

Open to all members.

Host: Pauline Wasserman

RSVP: Donna Hoch at 816-868-1083 or Rita Gulden 732-977-7212.

Monday, September 10, 2018
6:30 - 9:00pm
North Kansas City Public Library
2251 Howell St.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
LWV Board of Directors Meeting.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
7 pm
Platte County YMCA
8875 Clark Ave.
Parkville, MO

Room A
New Member Orientation. We want to help new members feel welcomed to the League, and we know new members want to understand the many facets of the League of Women Voters. Come learn about our past, present and future and to get acquainted with other new members. It is as important now as anytime in the past for every citizen to be involved in protecting voters` rights, registering voters, educating voters and fighting partisan and racial gerrymandering.

Open to all members.

Host: Rita Gulden

RSVP: Donna Hoch at 816-868-1083 or Rita Gulden 732-977-7212.