Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor non-partisan public meetings and events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Missouri State Fair Grounds
Sedalia, MO
Missouri State Fair Parade. Join other members of the League as we march in the opening day parade.

Go to the current Missouri Voter for more information.

Thursday, August 8, 2019
6 - 8 pm
North Kansas City Public Library
2251 Howell Street
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Meet in the lower level meeting room.

Free parking on the south side of the library or across the street.
Northland Voter Registration Planning Meeting. If you want to register voters in Clay and Platte counties for elections in 2020, join us for this important planning meeting.

Our intention is to register high school seniors, students at the Maple Woods campus of Metropolitan Community College, and others at venues such as the YMCA. We are open to any and all dates, but we are targeting dates in August when students return to school as well as September 24, 2019, National Voter Registration Day.

A light meal and drinks will be served. An RSVP is not needed, but it will help our planning if you let us know that you are coming.

Contact Sheryl Eufinger at or (816) 210-3380 if you plan on attending.

Saturday, August 10, 2019
9:30 am - social; 10:00 am - meeting
Community Christian Church
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Enter the Centennial Room on the south side of the church. Parking is available in the garage adjacent to the church.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About TIF (but were afraid to ask). We wonder where our tax dollars are going - and more important, where they aren't going. We'll start to unravel Tax Increment Fnancing (TIF) and the affect it has on services in Kansas City. Please join us for a lively presentation and get an idea of what the TIF committee is learning in the League's study.

Bruce Eddy, Ph.D., is our featured guest. Dr. Eddy is Executive Director of the Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund as well as a member of the Kansas City Tax Increment Financing Commission.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
10:30am - 12pm
Westport Library - upstairs meeting room
118 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO

Elevator is available.

Free parking
New Member Orientation. New Member Orientation Sessions are open to all who are interested. Come to learn about our past, present and future and to get acquainted with other League 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. You have taken the first step by joining the LWV. Come find out how your local League is involved in these issues and how you can be a part of Making Democracy Work.

Light refreshments will be served.

Confirm your plans to attend by responding to the Eventbrite invitation or calling or emailing Donna Hoch at 816-868-1083 or or Rita Gulden at 732-977-7212

Thursday, August 22, 2019
5:30 - refreshments; 6:00 - program
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
4501 Walnut
Kansas City, MO
Fannie Lou Hamer and the Quest to Get the Vote. Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 - 1977) was one of the most important, passionate, and powerful voices of the civil and voting rights movements and a leader in the efforts for greater economic opportunities for African Americans.

A film on the life of Ms. Hamer will be shown. Also attending is Teona McGhaw-Boure, Ms. Hamer's great-niece.

Sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus and the Fannie Lou Hamer Committee of Stand UP KC.

Sunday, August 25, 2019
5:30pm - refreshments; 6pm - program
Jazz Museum, Blue Room
1616 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Women's Equality Coalition Launch.
  • Melissa Stiehler from the Kansas ACLU will discuss voter rights.

  • Entertainment by Heartsong of the Kansas City Women's Chorus.
Monday, August 26, 2019
  Women's Equality Day.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Beginning at 10am
Maple Woods Campus - Metropolitan Community College
2601 NE Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
6pm - Reception; 6:30 - Program
Plaza Library
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Make Your Voice and Vote Heard. Trish Hall, New York Times op-ed columnist, will discuss her new book Writing to Persuade: How to Bring People Over to Your Side.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Co-sponsored by the Women's Equality Coalition.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Beginning at 10am
Maple Woods Campus - Metropolitan Community College
2601 NE Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Beginning at 3pm
Parkville YMCA
8875 Clark Ave.
Parkville, MO 64152
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Broadway Christian Church
2601 West Broadway
Columbia, MO

Meet in Fellowship Hall
SAVE THE DATE: State Planning Conference. We will spend the day developing customized plans for local Leagues to carry out the "Making Democracy Work" initiative underwritten by LWVUS. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and fundraising are important components of the initiative. Watch for details of time and agenda of this very special event.

No registration fee.

Saturday, November 2, 2019
State Fair Community College
Sedelia, MO
SAVE THE DATE: LWV Missouri 2019 Fall Workshop.