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Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
6 - 7pm
Avila University
Whitfield Center
11901 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64145
Mayor's Town Hall Meeting on Pre-K Sales Tax Initiative..
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
 
  LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR APRIL 2 ELECTION.
Monday, March 4, 2019
2 - 4 pm
North Kansas City Library
2251 Howell St.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. All members welcome.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
6:30 - 7:45 pm
Center High School Cafeteria
8715 Holmes Rd.
Kansas City, MO
Center School District School Board Candidate Forum. Candidates: One year term

  • Johnathan Decker
  • Danielle Charise Quinn
  • Stephen G. Stricklin

Candidates: Three year term

  • Cecelia M. Ball
  • Sammy Cook
  • Beverly Cunningham
  • Ronald Fritz
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
6 - 7pm
MCC - Maple Woods
Arbor Room in Campus Center
2601 NE Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156
Mayor's Town Hall Meeting on Pre-K Sales Tax Initiative.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
9:30 - Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City's Sales Tax Proposal for Pre-K Program. Education professionals will discuss pre-K public and private programs, Missouri law, and school financing within the context of the pre-k sales tax measure that will be on the April 2 ballot in Kansas City.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Maggie Holley, Professor of Early Childhood Education, UMKC.
  • Dr.Daniel Clemens, Superintendent of Schools, North Kansas City School District.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
 
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board Room
30 W. Pershing Rd. Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108
Mayor's Town Hall Meeting on Pre-K Sales Tax Initiative.
Monday, February 4, 2019
2 - 4 pm
Oak Hall
4550 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. All members are welcome.
Saturday, February 2, 2019
2 - 4 pm
Oak Room at Oak Hall
4550 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
New Member Orientation. If you are a new member and want to learn more about the League of Women Voters , its principles, and how to support its mission, please join us for our next scheduled New Member Orientation. All members are welcome to attend.

Contact Donna Hoch at thehochs@hotmail.com or 816-868-1083 if you plan to attend.

Saturday, January 26, 2019
6:25pm
Northeast High School
415 Van Brunt
Kansas City, MO 64124
Kansas City Mayoral Candidate Forum. Join the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce at "The Mayoral Candidate Forum" as candidates for the upcoming Kansas City Mayoral election engage with the public!

The forum will be broadcast LIVE on 100.1 FM as well as http://www.OneKCRadio.org.

The event is free and open to the public. Questions at the forum are encouraged.

SPONSORS: Mattie Rhodes Center Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT) Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (NEKCCoC) One Kansas City Radio The Northeast News

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
6:30pm
Kauffman Foundation Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
MEETING CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER - 2019 Planning Meeting - RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 12. If you want to learn more about what the League will do in 2019 and how you can get involved, make sure you join us for this planning meeting.

  • First, we will review current local, state, and national positions in order to make recommendations to the LWVMO.
  • Second, members will explain the national League's plan to expand our message, grow and diversify our membership, and modernize our operations.
  • Finally, we've summarized the local League's committee structure to make it easier for members to align their passions, interests and expertise with everything that that the League is doing.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
6 - 7pm
Whitfield Center
Avila University
11901 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64145
Mayor's Town Hall Meeting on Pre-K Sales Tax Initiative.
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 - RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 23.
Monday, January 7, 2019
2 - 4 pm
North Kansas City Library
2251 Howell St.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. All members welcome.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
9:30 - coffee; 10:00 - program
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
LWVKC/JCP Annual Holiday Luncheon. Please join us for our annual holiday luncheon. A traditional holiday meal will follow a presentation by Historic Kansas City on neighborhoods in our community.

RSVP by November 30 if you plan to attend. Mail your check to Treasurer Caroline Arnold or use the PayPal button to the left under the side menu. Click here for more information.

Monday, December 3, 2018
2 - 4 pm
Oak Hall
4550 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. All members welcome.
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. Members Anitra Steele and Sue Scholl will headline the November 10 meeting with a forum on voting-related books. There will be discussion of various titles starting with Horace Bushnell's Women's Suffrage: Reform Against Nature (1869) as well as recently published The Women's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss, and ending with recommendations of books on voting for children.

Set in the backdrop of a back and forth discussion between Anitra and Sue, this program is meant as a highlight of non-fiction and fiction books old and new. A short bibliography of titles will be given to attendees.

Anitra is a retired Children's Librarian and Sue is self-described "dyed-in-the-wool feminist" and avid reader.

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.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
6am - 7pm
  Election Day. This is it! Make sure you get to your polling location or cast your absentee ballot.
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.
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.

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.

Friday, November 2, 2018
9:00 am
KKFI 90.1 FM
Cowtown Conversations
November 6 Ballot. Co-presidents Evelyn Maddox and Rosemary Durkin will discuss races and ballot issues Missouri voters will decide on November 6.
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, 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, 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.

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
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

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.

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.

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
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.
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

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, 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.

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.
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.

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.
Monday, October 15, 2018
7:00 pm
Visitation Church, Tighe Hall
5141 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

Enter on the north side off 51st Terrace.
MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM. All are welcome to come and listen to the candidates respond to questions about the vision they hold for Kansas City. This will be an informative evening you won't want to miss!

Hosted by Visitation CCO.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:30 - Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

Enter on the south side of the church. Parking is available in the parking garage.
Ballot Issues for the November 6 Election. Missouri voters will decide many ballot issues on November 6 - both statewide and local. Join us to get a preview of what you will see on your ballot.

  • R. Crosby Kemper III, Director of the Kansas City Public Library, on the Library tax;
  • Jamie Kacz, Executive Director of the Kansas City chapter of NORML, on statewide marijuana propositions;
  • Gregory Grounds, Jackson County Legislator from District 5, on the changes to the Jackson County charter.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6:30 pm
North Independence MidContinent Library,
317 W. 24 Highway,
Independence MO 64050
Amendment 1: 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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
1:00 pm
University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg,
Student Union, Room 240
Appeal hearing - NAACP/LWVMO vs. MO Secretary of State and Department of Revenue:. Members are invited to attend oral arguments regarding this important case before the Missouri Court of Appeals
Monday, October 1, 2018
6:30 - 8:30pm
Oak Hall (Oak Room)
4550 Warwick Blvd.
KCMO 64111
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
 
  National Voter Registration Day. Click here for locations and times.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
2:30 pm
Western District Court of Appeals
1300 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
Appellate Court Hearing - Keep Amendment 1 (Clean MO) on the November Ballot. Come and show your support for the Clean MO amendment. Briefs on the constitutionality of this amendment have been filed, and a ruling is expected very soon after this hearing. Let's fill the courtroom for this important event.

The hearing begins at 2:30 PM, but come early to get through security and find a seat.

Monday, September 17, 2018
6:00pm
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
4501 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64111
Useful Technology Class. Members are invited to attend a "no charge" Useful Technology Class which will focus on the mastering of the most useful elementary features of the "G drive". Having your laptop is helpful but not necessary.

The class will be taught by Andrea Jonson and facilitated by Evelyn Maddox.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
9:30 - Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

Enter on the south side of the church. Parking is available in the parking garage.
Amendment 1: CLEAN MO Initiative on Nov. 6 Ballot. Lobbyists, big donors, and small groups of political insiders have too much control and influence over Missouri state government. But it doesn't have to be this way. The CLEAN MO initiative is a comprehensive reform measure that will make our state government more transparent, limit the power of big money in our legislature, and ensure we're able to hold legislators accountable when they fail to act in the public interest. Missouri voters will decide whether to adopt this amendment or not on November 6. Come learn what CLEAN MO will do to improve how Jefferson City functions.
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.

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.
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.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
10 am - 12 pm
Oak Hall
4550 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
LWV Executive Board Meeting.
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.

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.

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.
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.
Monday, August 13, 2018
6 - 9pm
Oak Hall
4550 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
LWVKC Board of Directors Meeting.
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.
Thursday, June 28, 2018-Friday, June 29, 2018
 
Chicago, IL LWV US National Conference.
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.
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.
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.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
6am - 7pm
  MO Senate District 17 Special Election.
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.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00am
Community Christian Church - Centennial Hall
4601 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64112


Park in garage near south entrance.
LWV KC Annual Meeting. You're invited to be the guest of the Board of Directors for a Continental Breakfast from 9:30 to 10:00. The program will start at 10:00.

9:30 - Continental Breakfast

10:00- Speaker- Rachel Sweet, Regional Director Public Policy and Organizing, Planned Parenthood Great Plains

11:00 - Business Meeting

- Election of Officers, Directors
- Approval of Annual Budget
- Selected Committee Reports
- Members' Directions to Board
12:30 - Adjournment
Thursday, May 17, 2018
2:00 pm
Oak Hall
4550 Warwick
Kansas City, MO 64111
Action Plan Roll-out of Campaign to Register Young Voters.. LWV voter registration is expanding from various community sites and high schools to locations where we can register young adults post high school. Learn about plans to expand registration sites and bring your good ideas. All registrars are encouraged to attend one of the two sessions this week.

Please RSVP to Delores Blaser. Email: dblaser12345@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:30pm
Oak Hall
4550 Warwick
Kansas City, MO 64111
Action Plan Roll-out of Campaign to Register Young Voters. LWV voter registration is expanding from various community sites and high schools to locations where we can register young adults post high school. Learn about plans to expand registration sites and bring your good ideas. All registrars are encouraged to attend one of the two sessions this week.

Please RSVP to Delores Blaser. Email: dblaser12345@gmail.com

Thursday, May 10, 2018
6:30- 8:00 pm
Eastgate Middle School Auditorium
4700 NE Parvin Rd
Kansas City, MO
MO Senate District 17 Candidate Forum. Brian Ellison of KCUR will pose questions to Lauren Arthur (D) and Kevin Corlew (R), candidates in the June 5 special election for Missouri Senate District 17 seat.

Sponsored and co-hosted by LWVKC/J/C/P and KCUR.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
8:30am - 3:30pm
Good Shepherd Community of Christ Church
4341 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
LWV Missouri 2018 Spring Conference. Click here for schedule and registration information. Registration deadline is April 23.
Friday, May 4, 2018
 
Kansas City, MO LWVMO Board Meeting.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
5:30 - 9:00
North Kansas City Public Library
2251 Howell St.
North Kansas City, Missouri 64116
LWVKC Board of Directors Meeting. Because of the May 5 Spring Conference, the Board meeting has been moved.
Monday, April 30, 2018
6pm
Kaufmann Foundation Center
4801 Rockhill Rd,
Kansas City, MO 64110
Medicare: Needs, Myths, and Realities. Organized by UMKC's Consortium on Aging in Community, experts will share information on how Medicare got started as well as current Medicare programs, policies and funding realities. The goals are to promote an informed citizenry and provide a public forum for questions and discussions.

Click here to access this month's VOTER for more information.

Monday, April 23, 2018
 
  Deadline for Registration for Spring Conference on May 5. Click here for schedule and registration information.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:30 - Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street, KCMO 64112

Park in the garage to the south of the church
School Daze: Making Sense of Education Legislation. If you are interested in education and its current challenges, please join us to learn more and explore how you can be involved in supporting students. A panel of experts will discuss the status of education bills in the current legislative session.

Panelists: Judy Morgan, MO State Representative and career educator; Jerry Kitzi, recently retired Director of the Department of Early Learning and Extended Learning in the KC Public School System and a continuing proponent of early childhood education; Carol Graves, Hickman Mills School Board President and a special education teacher.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
1:30 - 3:00 pm
UMKC SPARK
4825 Troost, Room 214D
Kansas City, Mo. 63110
SPARK Class: The History and Mission of the League of Women Voters:. Evelyn Maddox, Co-President of LWVKC-JCP, will facilitate a class on the League of Women Voters. Topics include: 1) how the League of Women Voters originated; 2) its history of voter advocacy and education; 3) how it carries out its work locally and nationally. Participants will learn of the League's efforts to protect voters' rights, including its work to educate Missourians on the state's new photo id requirements.

Look for registration information in the Spring Course Catalog at https://info.umkc.edu/spark/.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
7am - 6pm
  Election Day. Local elections are being held in Kansas City and Jackson, Cass, Clay, and Platte counties. Cast your ballot and MAKE DEMOCRACY WORK!
Monday, April 2, 2018
5:00 - 8:00
Oak Hall
4550 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111
LWV Board of Directors Meeting- Note new time and location.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6:30pm
Center High School
8701 Holmes Rd.
KCMO 64131
Candidate Forum: Center School District. Four candidates for Directors on the Center School District Board of Education will answer questions and provide information on their goals and priorities for the district.

The candidates for the two vacant seats are Paul B. Kramschuster, Rebecca Lahann, Stephen G. Stricklen, Ronald D. Fritz.

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

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6pm Reception; 6:30 - 8 Program
Kauffman Foundation
4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110
Medicaid: Why It Matters to All of Us. Medicaid is the single largest payer of nursing home care and home and community based services for older Americans and people with disabilities. Medicaid and reform proposals will be discussed, including budget cuts, block grants, and changes to eligibility standards.

Moderator: Kathy Greenlee, Vice-President of Aging and Health Policy, Center for Practical Bioethics.

Panelists: Lindsey Baker, Outreach and Policy Specialist, Missouri Budget Project; Jay Hardenbrook, Associate State Director for Advocacy, AARP; Mike Oxford, Executive Director, Topeka Independent Living Resource Center; Sheldon Weisgrau, Director, Health Reform Resource Project.

Click here for more information.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
9:30 - Social; 10 - 11:30 - Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street, KCMO 64112

Park in the garage to the south of the church
Gun Violence: Searching for Solutions. If you would like to know what grass roots groups in our community are doing about gun violence, come to this meeting. Leaders of the following groups will describe what they are doing:
  • Moms Demand Action
  • Grandparents Against Gun Violence
  • March for our Lives KC
  • Indivisible KC
  • The Brady campaign

Learning what these activists are doing may help us, collectively and individually, consider how we can address this epic problem.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:30pm
Hickman Mills Freshman Center,
9010 Old Santa Fe Road,
Kansas City, MO 64138
Candidate Forum: Hickman Mills School District. Four candidates for Directors on the Hickman Mills School District Board of Education will answer questions and provide information on their goals and priorities for the district.

The candidates for the two vacant seats are Sandra K. Sexton, Carol Graves, Alvin Brooks, and Williams C. Young.

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

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
6pm Registration 6:30 - 8 Program
Kauffman Foundation
4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110
Medicare: Need, Myths, and Realities. This is the second in a series of presentations on health care. This session on MEDICARE will cover the historical significance of MEDICARE, what it is today, myths and realities about MEDICARE, current challenges to the system that we now have, and what Medicare might become in the future. Participants will leave knowing more about why MEDICARE is needed, how it functions, and why they should care about this historically important government program which the people of the United States played a key role in financing its creation and in paying costs of the program on an ongoing basis.

Moderator: Linda Smith, Regional Health Administrator (Retired), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Panelists: Max Skidmore, PhD, Curator Professor of Political Science, UMKC; David Kingsley, PhD, Professor (retired), Health Policy and Management, Kansas University Medical Center; Representative of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Region VII, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Video on the history of Medicare provided by CMS will be shown during the registration period.

Sponsored by UMKC Consortium on Aging in the Community and the League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties

Click here for more information.

Saturday, February 17, 2018
9:30 - Social; 10 - 11:30 - Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

Parking is available in the garage to the south of the church.
Saturday Morning Movie 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.

LWV will send donations for the showing of the movie to The Palast Fund for the $100 screening license package. A tax-deductible donation of $2 per person is suggested but not required. Guests are welcome!

Monday, February 5, 2018
5:30- 9pm
North Kansas City Public Library
2251 Howell St, North Kansas City, MO 64116
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. Note the early start time.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
5:30 Reception; 6:30-8:30 Program
Pierson Auditorium, Atterbury Student Success Center, UMKC
5000 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64110
Insuring a Future: The Affordable Care Act and American Health Care Reform. Panel discussion on the future of the ACA and American Health Care sponsored by the Harry S Truman Library and American Public Square.

Brian Ellison, Host/Contributor for KCUR, will moderate a panel featuring Rachel Nuzum, M.P.H., Vice President for the Federal and State Health Policy initiative at the Commonwealth Fund; Julie Rovner, Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow and Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News; David Slusky, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Kansas; Joseph Antos, Wilson H. Taylor Resident Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute.

RSVP at http://americanpublicsquare.org/aca/ or https://12130.thankyou4caring.org/events/2018-insuring-a-future-panel-discussion.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:30 - Social; 10 - 11:30 - Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street, KCMO 64112

Park in the garage to the south of the church
Program Planning for 2018. This important meeting will give members an opportunity to learn about and give feedback about what the League will work on in 2018.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
6-8pm
Community Christian Church, Lower Level
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
AAUW Meeting. Guest Speaker - Allen Rostron from UMKC School of Law.

Following the guest speaker, LWVKC J/C/P will present a 15 minute update on the status of Voter Protection efforts in Missouri.

Monday, January 8, 2018
5:30- 9pm
North Kansas City Public Library
2251 Howell St, North Kansas City, MO 64116
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. Note the early start time.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
9:30 - Coffee; 10:00 - Meeting followed by holiday luncheon.
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall
4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

Parking is available in the garage to the south of the church.
Meeting and Holiday Luncheon. LWVKC/JCP is pleased to announce that Kansas City Star reporter Lynn Horsley will be our featured speaker. Lynn Horsley has been a reporter for The Kansas City Star for 28 years. She covered the Kansas City School district for nine years at the height of the desegregation case and has followed City Hall and city government in Kansas City for the past 19 years.

Join us for this informative presentation, then stay for a traditional holiday luncheon.

RSVP to Caroline Arnold at 816-333-6059 if you plan to stay for lunch ($15 per person).

Monday, December 11, 2017
7-8:30pm
Oak Hall meeting room, 4550 Warwick, KCMO.

Parking area to the right of the front entrance.
LWV Moderator Orientation. LWV Moderator Orientation for new and previous moderators who did not attend the November orientation.
Monday, December 4, 2017
6:30-9:00 pm
North Kansas City Public Library
2251 Howell St, North Kansas City, MO 64116
LWV Board of Directors Meeting.
Monday, December 4, 2017
5-6:30pm
Denny's, 2117 Taney St, N Kansas City, MO 64116 Spring Conference Planning Committee.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
 
  NO MEETING THIS MONTH. SEE YOU ON DECEMBER 16 AT OUR HOLIDAY LUNCHEON..
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:30pm
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
4501 Walnut, Kansas City, MO 64111
National Voter Registration Act Presentation. The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) was passed in 1993 to make it easier for American citizens to register to vote and maintain their registration. Also known as the 'motor voter' act, this law is still a powerful means of protecting voters' rights.

This presentation by LWVKC/JCP is in support of the ACLU's Let People Vote project.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
7 - 8:30pm
Oak Hall, 4550 Warwick, Kansas City, MO 64111

Visitor parking adjacent to the lobby door.
Training for LWV Forum Moderators - DATE CHANGE. Does your skill set include facilitating a meeting, adhering to a designated format, speaking clearly, and staying calm when the unexpected happens? If so, please consider joining our League's cadre of forum moderators. A moderator training has been scheduled for all Leaguers interested in becoming a moderator and a review as well for current moderators.

Contact Anitra Steel, 816.836.4031, anitrasteele@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6am - 7pm
  Election Day. Today is the day to MAKE DEMOCRACY WORK.
Monday, November 6, 2017
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Plaza Library, Large Meeting Room
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. Note the earlier start time.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:00 - 7:30 pm
  CANCELED - MO House District 23 Candidate Forum.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
 
Sedalia, MO Missouri LWV Fall Conference.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 pm
John Knox Village, Ambassador Room, 500 N.W. Murray Road, Lee's Summit Missouri District 8 Candidate Forum. The LWV-KC/J/C/P and KCUR invite you to attend a forum with candidates for the Missouri Senate District 8 seat. Mike Cierpiot (R), Hillary Shields (D), and Jacob Turk (I) will answer questions submitted by the audience. KCUR's Brian Ellison, host of The Statehouse Blend Missouri Podcast, will serve as moderator.

Communities in District 8 include Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Geevwood, Independence, Lee's Summit, Lone Jack, and Sibley.

For full press release, click here

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:30pm
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, Kansas City, MO 64111 People Power/Let People Vote Organizing Meeting. If you are interested in working with the ACLU on their efforts to protect voters' rights and expand ballot access, plan to attend and be a part of this grassroots project.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:30 - Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall - South side, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

Parking in garage south of the church.
American Ideology, Political Thought, and the Presidency. Max Skidmore, PhD, Curator's Professor of Political Science and Thomas Jefferson Fellow, UMKC, will discuss this very important topic.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
7:00 pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Community Christian Church Sanctuary
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112


Parking is available in the garage to the south of the church.
The Life and Times of Barbara Jordan. The League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties presents The Life and Times of Barbara Jordan, a one-woman show performed by Jacqueline L. Gafford.

Barbara Jordan, the first black person elected to the Texas Legislature and to the US congress from Texas since Reconstruction, was considered a stateswoman of the highest caliber. After leaving Congress she devoted herself to the teaching of law at the University of Texas at Austin. The play begins in a lecture hall as she relates aspects of her personal journey through the world of politics. Her dynamic speech at the 1976 Democratic Convention highlights her story.

To buy advance tickets, call Caroline at 816-333-6059. You may purchase tickets at the door for $25. Students $10. Children under 12 free.

Monday, October 9, 2017
7:30 pm
Quality Hill Playhouse
303 W. 10 Street
Kansas City, MO 64105


Parking available in the covered garage adjacent to the theater.
LWV Fundraiser - "I've Got A Crush On You". Great standards like "Someone To Watch Over Me" and "I've Got a Crush on You" were born on Broadway. From the Gershwins and Berlin to "Send In The Clowns" and "I Don't Know How to Love Him," enjoy the songs that began on Broadway and made it into the American Songbook.

Tickets are limited. Email cmarnold@live.com to purchase tickets.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
 
  National Voter Registration Day. Check back for information on where you can register to vote or change your voting address. Voting is how we MAKE DEMOCRACY WORK.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:30 Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall - South side, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112 Missouri Elections: Is It Time for a Change?. Winston Apple, local founder of Government by the People, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, will discuss why he has proposed major changes to Missouri's elections. Ideas include proportional representation in the General Assembly, at-large election of U.S. representatives, public financing for candidates, and ranked choice elections of state officials.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
12:00
Ilus Davis Park (North side)
1000 Locust St, Kansas City, MO 64106
Rally for Voting Rights Protection. Voting Rights advocates from the community will share their visions of inclusive democracy as a counterpoint to the second meeting of the "Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity", the commission established by executive order to search for voter fraud.

At 12 p.m., Evelyn Maddox, co-president of League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties, will convene the event. Speakers include the Reverend Susan McCann, President of Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO)​ Sara Baker of ACLU of Missouri; the Rev. Rodney E. Williams, president of the Kansas City branch of the NAACP; and Cille King, co-president of LWV of Kansas.

Immediately following the 30-minute presentation, all groups will be available for media interviews.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
7-9pm
North Kansas City Public Library, 2251 Howell, North Kansas City, MO LWV Board of Directors Meeting.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
9am - noon
Evangel Church, 1414 E. 103rd St. Kansas City, MO 64131 Bringing City Hall to You. Problem solving event with Kansas City government departments, Jackson County programs (COMBAT), Missouri Department of Transportation.

Sponsored by the South Kansas City Alliance.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
6:30 - 8:30pm; 6:30-7pm light dinner.
Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64134 Health Care Foundation of Greater KC Public Forum. Join the Health Care Foundation of Greater KC at a public forum to discuss community health challenges, partnerships that are needed or must be strengthened, and other topics related to the health of our community.

This event is free, but registration is reguested at https://hcfgkc.org/.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
12-1:30pm
Colonial Congregational Christian Church
7039 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Voter Suppression: Kansas and Missouri at the Epicenter. Micah Kubik, KS ACLU and Sara Baker, MO ACLU. Comments from Rachel Williams, AKA, and Enyard, DST.

Sponsors: League of Women Voters of Johnson County, KS; Women of NAACP KC Branch; ACLU of Kansas; ACLU of Missouri; A. Philip Randolph Institute; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Monday, August 21, 2017
5:30 - 6:00 Reception; 6-8 Program
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall - South side, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

Parking in garage south of the church.
Women's Equality: Working Together for Social Justice. Panelists will share their experiences and insights on bridging the gap across cultural lines and engage with the audience.

Dr. Susan Wilson, Vice Chancellor, Division for Diversity & Inclusion, UMKC;

Theresa Garza, Owner, Lincoln Consulting & Former Jackson County Legislator;

Rev. Shanna Steitz, Senior Minister, Community Christian Church, KCMO;

Moderator: Barbara Ann Washington, President, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Mu Omega Chapter;

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

Sunday, August 20, 2017
5:30-7:00pm
American Jazz Museum
1616 E. 18th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Women's Equality Week Kick Off Reception. Get a preview of the Women's Equality Week events. Enjoy refreshments, including a cash bar. Music will be provided by Heartsong of the Kansas City Women's Chorus.

Sponsored by the Women's Equality Week Coalition.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
9:30 - Social; 10:00 - Meeting followed by brunch.
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall - South side, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112 Welcome to New Members: Let's Get Acquainted!. Do you want to know more about the League of Women Voters and how you can support its important mission of fostering an active and informed electorate? Join members of our local League as well as Kate Kennedy, Chief Development Officer for LWVUS, who will visit with us via teleconference, to learn about opportunities to MAKE DEMOCRACY WORK here in Kansas City.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
6:30 pm
Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64134 KC Public Improvements Advisory Committee. Funding requests for south KC Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) for residents and business owners.

Deadline for application for 2018-19 is Aug. 31.

Monday, August 7, 2017
7-9pm
North Kansas City Public Library, 2251 Howell, North Kansas City, MO LWV Board of Directors Meeting.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
6-8pm
Community Services League Building, 10725 E. 24 Highway, Independence, MO New Photo Id Law - What You Need to Vote on August 8. Join Missouri State Representative Ingrid Burnett at her town hall meeting to learn about Missouri's new photo id law. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft will provide information on how this new law is being implemented and how you can prepare so you can cast your ballot on August 8 and future elections. Also in attendance will be Tammy Brown from the Jackson County Board of Elections, Evelyn Maddox, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of KC/J/C/P, as well as other representatives of government and community organizations. Bring your questions, concerns, and comments and find out how to make sure your vote is counted.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
7pm-8:30pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
11 E. 40th Street, 64111
Town Hall Meeting - Voter Protection & Fighting Voter Suppression. Sponsored by: What U Can Do

Featured Speakers: Denise Lieberman (Advancement Project) Claire Cook-Callen (Clean-MO) DaRon McGee (Missouri Rep. House District #36) Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (Fifth Congressional District, U.S. House)

Thursday, July 20, 2017
7pm-8:30pm
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
4501 Walnut St., 64111
Listening Session + Airport Proposal. This event will be a presentation of conclusions reached in the recent studies outlining the needs for a new terminal and related improvements. Justin Meyer, KCMO Deputy Director of Aviation, Marketing & Air Service Development, and, Pat Klein, KCMO Director of Aviation will speak. A Q&A will follow.

In addition to explaining the proposed scope of the improvements, the City's Aviation Department representatives will discuss the Request for Qualifications / Proposal process which will include options for either public or private financing.Competitive proposals have been sought for consideration.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Plaza Library, Large Meeting Room, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112 What You Need to Vote on August 8 - Photo Id Requirements. As of June 1, voters in Missouri are required to provide a photo id at the polls. Join the League of Women Voters of KC/J/C/P to learn how this affects you and what you need to do to make sure your vote counts on August 8.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
9:30 Social; 10:00 - 11:30 - Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall - South side, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112 Environmental Concerns Community Perspectives. Amanda Graor, Air Quality Program Manager at Mid-America Regional Council, will present MARC's current work on environmental issues to make Kansa s City's air cleaner and safer.

Drew Robinson, Sustainability Products Manager at Kansas City Power & Light, will speak on behalf of KCP&L and how its operations and products keep moving toward a cleaner environment.

Monday, July 10, 2017
7 - 9 pm
North Kansas City Public Library, 2251 Howell, North Kansas City, MO LWV Board of Directors Meeting.
Thursday, June 22, 2017-Sunday, June 25, 2017
All Day
The National Conference Center
Leesburg, VA
LWVUS Council. Two representatives from each state League are invited to attend National Council 2017.

Help refine the "blueprint" for the League's organization-wide transformation to strengthen the League of Women Voters' role in the American elections process by 2020

Saturday, June 17, 2017
9:30 - Social; 10 - 11:30 - Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall - South side, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112 Missouri General Assembly Legislative Review. The Missouri General Assembly ended its 2017 session on May 12. Representatives Jeanie Lauer and Judy Morgan will be present to share a summary of this legislative sessions accomplishments. We are inviting all members to stay after Saturday's meeting to talk about training to be a speaker for Photo ID or to be a contact with the public at registration events.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Puppetry Arts Institute (PAI)
11025 E. Winner Rd.
Independence, MO
LWV KC Board Orientation.
Monday, May 22, 2017
7pm
All Souls UU Church - Bragg Auditorium
4501 Walnut Street
Kansas City, Mo. 64111
Forum - Streetcar Extension; Moderated by League of Women Voters. The League will be co-hosting a forum with Southmoreland Neighborhood Association to inform area residents about the proposed Special Taxing District which would finance the extension of the streetcar.

Jan Marcason, former City Council member and current Board member of the KC Streetcar authority, will speak in favor of the proposal.

Sherry DeJanes, Treasurer of Smart KC will speak against the proposal.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:30am - Social: 10am to 2pm - Meeting
Community Christian Church
Centennial Hall - South side
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
LWV KC Annual Meeting. Guest Speaker - Denise Lieberman, Esq. Denise Lieberman is a Senior Attorney with the Advancement Project which is focused on voter protection. She is also the Lead for the Voter Protection Coalition in Missouri.

Election of Officers and Directors

Approve Program, Budget, By-laws

Monday, May 8, 2017
7-9:00pm
NKC Public Library
2251 Howell
Kansas City, MO
LWV KC Board of Director Meeting.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Registration 8am; Meeting begins 9am
Drury University
Trustee Science Center Auditorium
Springfield, Missouri
LWV Missouri State Convention. Registration opens at 8am Meeting 9am-3pm
Friday, April 28, 2017
2pm-5pm
Missouri State University
Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center
Springfield, MO
LWV Missouri Convention. Registration will open at 1pm; 2-5 pm - Business Meeting 6-7:30 pm - Reception
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:30 am social; 10 a.m. meeting
Community Christian Church
Centennial Hall-South Side
4601 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
General Meeting -"Challenges and Priorities in this ERA". Dave Helling Opinion Editor and Member Editorial Board- Kansas City Star
Monday, April 3, 2017
7-9:00pm
Puppetry Arts Institute
11025 E. Winner Rd.
Independence, MO 64052
LWV KC Board of Director Meeting.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
6:30-8pm
Bruce Watkins Cultural Heritage Center
3700 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri
Information Forum - KCMO proposed $800M bond issue - Questions 1,2,3; 1/8 sales tax - Question 4; Reduce penalties for Marijuana - Question 5. In co-sponsorship with NAACP the NAACP will moderate an Informational Forum on the KCMO proposed $800M bond issue for infrastructure improvement. Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte will be present.

Other presenters will cover ballot Question 4 and 5

Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:30-8pm
4420 NE Choteau Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri
Information Forum - KCMO proposed $800M bond issue. In co-sponsorship with Northland Neighborhoods Inc. (NNI) the League will moderate an Informational Forum on the KCMO proposed $800M bond issue for infrastructure improvement. Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte will be present.
Monday, March 6, 2017
7-9:00pm
NKC Public Library
2251 Howell
Kansas City, MO
LWV KC Board of Director Meeting.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Community Christian Church
Centennial Hall-South Side
4601 Main St.
Kansas City, MO, 64112
General Meeting - Bridging the Gap - Celebrating Sisterhood. Hosted In partnership with Women in the NAACP (WIN), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Mu Omega Chapter and the Kansas City, Missouri, Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. This event is a continuation of our collaboration that began during last fall's Women's Equality Week, and, is recognition of our joint efforts to continue to work for Voter Protection. It is also a celebration of the NAACP's 108th birthday and the League of Women Voters' 97th birthday which occur in February. All women are welcome. Pre-registration requested at https://bridgingthegapcelebratingsisterhood.