Making Democracy Work

Archive Calendar Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
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.