Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor non-partisan public meetings and events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, June 4, 2018
5:30 - 9:30 pm
Oak Hall
4550 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111


Park in the visitor lot on the north side of the entrance.
Board of Directors Orientation.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
6am - 7pm
  MO Senate District 17 Special Election.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Doors open at 5:30 pm; Movie begins at 6pm
Kaufmann Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
Film: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. How did dark money figure into the results of the 2016 election? Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida's electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans' dark operation, Crosscheck--designed to steal a million minority votes by November--and the billionaires who finance it.

Directed by Greg Palast. Featuring Ed Asner, Richard Belzer, Rosario Dawson, Ice-T, Willie Nelson, Shailene Woodley.

Friday, June 15, 2018
11:45am - 1:00 pm
Central Exchange
1020 Central
Kansas City, MO 64105
Making Democracy Work. Rosemary Durkin and Evelyn Maddox, Co-Presidents of the League of Women Voters of Kansas City/Jackson, Clay & Platte Counties, will discuss how the League's 100 year old mission supports our democracy. The League's mission on local, state, and national levels is to register voters, educate voters, and advocate for voters' rights on a nonpartisan basis. Their message is especially pertinent in this election year, when the League's nonpartisanship brings civility to political discourse.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
9:30 - Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Centennial Hall
Community Christian Church
4600 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64112


Parking is available in the garage to the south of the church. Enter Centennial Hall through the south door.
An Insider's View of Voter Registration. Lauri Ealom, Director of the Kansas City Election Board, will give us a peek at the internal workings of the Kansas City Election Board. What happens after a voter's affidavit is delivered? How does the Election Board get ready for an election? What does election day look like from the perspective of the KCEB office? Bring your questions and find out what it takes to keep our democracy strong.
Thursday, June 28, 2018-Friday, June 29, 2018
 
Chicago, IL LWV US National Conference.
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 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).

Sponsored by LWVKC/J/C/P.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
6:30 - 8:00pm
John Knox Village
Courtyard Community Center
518 Murray Road
Lee's Summit, MO
Candidate Forum for Missouri Representative District 35. Please join us for a forum with candidates running in Missouri's Representative District 35 race. Candidates for this seat are: Keri Ingle (D), Tom Lovell (R), and Sean Smith (R).

Sponsored by LWVKC/J/C/P

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 20, 2018
 
The Athenaeum
900 E. Linwood
Kansas City, MO 64109
SAVE THE DATE - #Respect Me Too. Check back here for details on this Women's Equality Week Sisterhood event.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
 
Colonial Church
7039 Mission Rd.
Prairie Village, KS 66208
SAVE THE DATE - Voter Suppression. Women's Equality Week continues! Check back here for details on this program co-sponsored by LWVKC/JCP and the Johnson County Chapter of the League of Women Voters.