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Program meetings are held September 8 and the first Saturday in October, November, February, March, and April at Atonement Lutheran Church (lower level Charter Hall), 9948 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS.

Upcoming Programs

September 8: Constitutional Convention: A Serious Threat to Our Democracy

October 6: Get Out the Vote; What Works

November 3: Power Up Your Advocacy

Coffee and snacks are provided. Social time begins at 8:30 a.m.; the meeting starts at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. Programs are recorded and posted to our YouTube channel for later viewing.

Find meeting dates, locations and more on our public Facebook events page.


2018 Meeting Programs and Topics

September 8, 2018
Constitutional Convention: A Threat to Our Democracy

National political organizations representing issues from both the political right and left are calling for a Constitutional Convention to recommend changes. Join us to learn about the dangers a convention poses and why the League of Women Voters thinks opening the Constitution could harm America’s basic principles of government and citizens’ individual rights.

Join us to learn about the dangers a Constitutional Convention poses and why the League of Women Voters thinks opening one could harm America’s basic principles of government and citizens’ individual rights.

Read background info about a Constitutional Convention.

Our presenters will describe the potential risks and ways to advocate for the rejection of a proposed Constitutional Convention.

Presenters:

  • Mark Johnson, JD, adjunct professor,  Kansas University School of Law,
  • Cille King, co-president, League of Women Voters of Kansas

October 6, 2018
Get Out the Vote: What Works

Motivating people to vote involves proven strategies as well as new approaches. Learn how we can get more Johnson County residents to the polls for each and every election.

Presenters:

  • Patrick Miller, PhD, assistant professor of political science, University of Kansas
  • Brandi Fisher, Mainstream Coalition;
  • Julie Lester and Becky White, co-chairs of LWVJoCo voter services team

November 3, 2018
Power Up Your Advocacy

We all know that advocacy plays an essential role in a democratic society. Along with voting, advocacy provides a way for citizens to influence legislation and policies.

But just how do you go about it? Our speakers will share when, where and how to make your voice heard and how to do it effectively.
 
Presenters:
  • Paul Johnson, LWV Kansas lobbyist and author of Policy Watch, a weekly report during the Kansas legislative session
  • Stuart Little, government relations consultant and lobbyist

 


May 5, 2018: Everyday Activism

Our annual breakfast and meeting celebrated the power of everyday activism. Our featured speaker, Elizabeth Arnold, shared how small, individual efforts can create big change. Elizabeth is one of the founders of Stand Up Blue Valley, a grassroots organization that informs residents about legislation affecting public schools and documents how elected officials are voting.

 

 

 

 

 


 


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See the 2016 programs