Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor non-partisan public meetings and events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, October 18, 2018
7 - 8:30pm
  Forum for the U.S. Senate Race. KCUR will simulcast this important forum that is being held in St. Louis. Check back for details.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
2:00 - 5:00pm
4526 The Paseo
Kansas City, MO

(one block north of Cleaver Blvd)
Amendment 1 (CLEAN MO): Phone Bank and Canvassing. Help the League and other supporters of ethics reform in Jefferson City inform voters on Amendment 1. Drop in and stay as long as you can. Bring your cell phone and laptop if possible. Or if you prefer, you can canvass and speak to voter directly.

If you would like to make calls from home, contact Alejo Gonzalez at alejo@cleanmissouri.org.

Sunday, October 21, 2018
2:00 pm
4526 The Paseo
Kansas City, MO

(one block north of Cleaver Blvd)
Amendment 1 (CLEAN MO): Canvassing. Help the League and other supporters of ethics reform in Jefferson City by canvassing neighborhoods to inform voters on Amendment 1.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:00 pm
YMCA Community Center
8875 Clark Ave.
Parkville, MO
Amendment 1: CLEAN MO Initiative on Nov. 6 Ballot & more.
  • 6:00 pm - Senator Robert Schaaf (MO Senate District 34) will speak specifically about how institutional corruption affects governance in Missouri, concluding with an overview of the provisions of Amendment 1 and a question and answer session.
  • 6:45 pm - Members of the League of Women Voters will review other ballot issues on the November 6 ballot.

    Amendment 1 contains provisions relating to redistricting, lowering campaign contribution limits and stopping legislative fundraising on state property, eliminating lobbyist gifts larger than $5 per day, requiring more transparency by state government, and a two-year waiting period before a legislator may become a lobbyist. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about what Missourians will decide on election day.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6-8pm
Bluford Library Branch
3050 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64128
ELECTION PROTECTION: Poll Monitor Training. Poll monitors assist voters on Election Day if they encounter problems voting. If you'd like to help voters as their first line of defense against suppression tactics, confusing laws, outdated infrastructure, and other impediments to making themselves heard, sign up as an Election Protection volunteer today.

Click here, enter your name and email in the "Join Us" box, and you will receive email confirmation of your registering to be a Poll Monitor.

Sponsored by ACLU of Missouri

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00 pm
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum
3700 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
Candidate Forums: Jackson County Sheriff and U.S. Congress District 5.
  • 6:00 pm - Jackson County Sheriff. The candidates for Jackson County Sheriff are David J. Bernal (Rep) and Daryl Forte (Dem.).

  • 7:00 pm - U.S. Congress District 5. The candidates for the 5th Congressional District are Jacob Turk (Rep), Emanuel Cleaver, II (Dem), Alexander Howell (Lib), Maurice Copeland (Grn), and E.C. Fredland (Con).

    Click here for more information.

Sponsored by the NAACP.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:30pm
Maple Woods Community College
2601 NE Barry Road
Kansas City, MO

Campus Center Room 110
Candidate Forum: MO House Districts 14 and 15..
  • District 14 candidates: Kevin Corlew (Rep) and Matt Sain (Dem).
  • District 15 candidates: Jon Carpenter (Dem) and Steve West (Rep).

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:00 pm
KMBC - televised debate U.S. Senate Debate - Josh Hawley and Claire McCaskill. KMBC-9 also invites local residents to attend the debate to ask ask questions in person or to submit questions via email.

Click here for more information.

Friday, October 26, 2018
12-1:30pm
Stinson, Leonard Street LLP
1201 Walnut St., Suite 2900
Kansas City, MO 64106
ELECTION PROTECTION: Lawyer Training. Paralegals, law students, and lawyers not currently licensed are eligible for hotline training as well as currently licensed lawyers.

Click here, for more information and to sign up to volunteer.

Saturday, October 27, 2018
9:30 - 11:30 am
Southeast Community Center
4201 E. 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64130
ELECTION PROTECTION: Poll Monitor Training. Poll monitors assist voters on Election Day if they encounter problems voting. If you'd like to help voters as their first line of defense against suppression tactics, confusing laws, outdated infrastructure, and other impediments to making themselves heard, sign up as an Election Protection volunteer today.

Click here, enter your name and email in the "Join Us" box, and you will receive email confirmation of your registering to be a Poll Monitor.

Sponsored by the NAACP and A. Philip Randolph Institute

Saturday, October 27, 2018
2:00 - 4:00pm
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
4501 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64111
ELECTION PROTECTION: Poll Monitor Training. Poll monitors assist voters on Election Day if they encounter problems voting. If you'd like to help voters as their first line of defense against suppression tactics, confusing laws, outdated infrastructure, and other impediments to making themselves heard, sign up as an Election Protection volunteer today.

Click here, enter your name and email in the "Join Us" box, and you will receive email confirmation of your registering to be a Poll Monitor.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties.

Saturday, October 27, 2018
2:00 - 5:00pm
4526 The Paseo
Kansas City, MO

(one block north of Cleaver Blvd)
Amendment 1 (CLEAN MO): Phone Bank.. Help the League and other supporters of ethics reform in Jefferson City inform voters on Amendment 1. Drop in and stay as long as you can. Bring your cell phone and laptop if possible. Or if you prefer, you can canvass and speak to voter directly.

If you would like to make calls from home, contact Alejo Gonzalez at alejo@cleanmissouri.org.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
6:30pm
John Knox Village Ambassador Room
500 NW Murray Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO

Free parking.
Amendment 1: Informational Presentation on CLEAN MO Initiative on Nov. 6 Ballot. The League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties is hosting a presentation by Dr. Greg Vonnahme about Amendment 1, which is is one of seven ballot measures appearing on the November ballot. Voters will have an opportunity to question Dr. Vonnahme about Amendment 1 which contains provisions relating to redistricting, lowering campaign contribution limits and stopping legislative fundraising on state property, eliminating lobbyist gifts larger than $5 per day, requiring more transparency by state government, and a two-year waiting period before a legislator may become a lobbyist.

Dr. Vonnahme is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UMKC with expertise in American politics and specializations in elections, state politics, and policy. He received his Ph.D. from Rice University.

Saturday, November 3, 2018
2:00 - 5:00pm
4526 The Paseo
Kansas City, MO

(one block north of Cleaver Blvd)
Amendment 1 (CLEAN MO): Phone Bank and Canvassing. Just 4 days till the election.

Help the League and other supporters of ethics reform in Jefferson City inform voters on Amendment 1. Drop in and stay as long as you can. Bring your cell phone and laptop if possible. Or if you prefer, you can canvass and speak to voter directly.

If you would like to make calls from home, contact Alejo Gonzalez at alejo@cleanmissouri.org.

Sunday, November 4, 2018
2:00 - 5:00pm
4526 The Paseo
Kansas City, MO

(one block north of Cleaver Blvd)
Amendment 1 (CLEAN MO): Phone Bank and Canvassing. Just 3 days till the election. Help the League and other supporters of ethics reform in Jefferson City inform voters on Amendment 1. Drop in and stay as long as you can. Bring your cell phone and laptop if possible. Or if you prefer, you can canvass and speak to voter directly.

If you would like to make calls from home, contact Alejo Gonzalez at alejo@cleanmissouri.org.

Monday, November 5, 2018
1:30 pm
North Kansas City Library
2251 Howell St.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. All members are welcome.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
6am - 7pm
  Election Day. This is it! Make sure you get to your polling location or cast your absentee ballot.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
8:30 - 9:30 - Registration
State Fair Community College
Heckart Health and Science Building
Sedalia, MO
LWV Missouri 2018 Fall Conference. Please plan to attend this important conference. The agenda includes

  • plans for upcoming centennial celebrations
  • update on court cases
  • high school poster contest

Guest speakers:
  • Sarah Smith, President and General Manager of KMBC and KCWE in Kansas City;
  • Linda Niendick, Lafayette County Clerk

You can register at the October 13 membership meeting or notify Caroline Arnold that you plan to attend. Registration fee - $25, includes lunch. Let us know if you're interested in carpooling.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:30 - Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
LWV Book Club. Many books have been written about the right to vote and the election process. Join our members who will provide summaries and recommendations of some of the best.
Monday, December 3, 2018
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Oak Hall
4550 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. All members welcome.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
 
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
SAVE THE DATE: LWVKC/JCP Annual Holiday Luncheon.
Monday, January 7, 2019
6:30 - 9:00 pm
North Kansas City Library
2251 Howell St.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. All members welcome.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
9:30 - Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
2019 Planning Meeting.
Monday, February 4, 2019
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Oak Hall
4550 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. All members are welcome.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
 
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
LWV Turns 99 Years Young. Check back for details on our 99th birthday celebration.
Monday, March 4, 2019
6:30 - 9:00 pm
North Kansas City Library
2251 Howell St.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. All members welcome.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
9:30 - Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
SAVE THE DATE: Topic TBA.
Monday, April 1, 2019
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Oak Hall
4550 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. All members welcome.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
9:30 - Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
Earth Day Celebration.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
 
St. Louis, MO LWV Missouri 2019 Spring Conference.
Monday, May 6, 2019
6:30 - 9:00 pm
North Kansas City Library
2251 Howell St.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. All members are welcome.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
9:30 am
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
LWVKC/JCP Annual Meeting.