Making Democracy Work

Archive Calendar Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
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.