We are living LWV’s legacy.
Join us on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Yardley Hall, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the League of Women Voters.
Our keynote speaker, Rosie Rios, is the perfect person to help us honor the strength and vision of the women of the past 100 years. As one of nine children raised by a single mother, she knows firsthand the power of dedicated women.
Rios is the embodiment of empowered women. As the 43rd Treasurer of the United States, she led efforts to put a woman’s portrait on the front of US currency for the first time in the nation’s history. She currently leads Empowerment 2020, a movement that focuses on the recognition of historic American women, It provides a collective voice advocating for women in senior leadership positions and investment programs for both women and girls.
Emmy-Award winning journalist Nick Haines of KCPT will emcee the program and lead the question-and-answer session.
At the reception following the program, we will share a festive cake to mark LWV’s 100th anniversary.
With Rios as our featured speaker, this will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
Our speaker is Judge Julie A. Robinson, the first African American named to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. She will share insights from her distinguished career breaking barriers and forging a path to leadership.
8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast – RESERVE YOUR SPOT ($5, pay with check or cash at the event)
9:15 a.m. “Empowering Women to Lead” featuring U.S. District Court Judge Julie A. Robinson
10 a.m. LWVJoCo annual meeting (voting on 2020-2021 officers, our 2020 budget, and a few legal changes requiring a membership vote)
As part of the annual meeting, we’ll also have a strategy session (because of the snow cancellation in January).
Please provide your input to make LWVJoCo even stronger at our 2020 Strategic Planning Meeting. Help shape our LWVJoCo strategy for the coming year.
At breakout sessions, members will brainstorm on:
Our get-out-the-vote efforts in 2020
Embedding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
Topics for our monthly meetings
The 2020 US Census
The US Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a census to count all people in the United States every 10 years. The entire US population should be counted without exception — adults and children, citizens and noncitizens alike. Our Constitution requires an accurate count of all “persons” living in the United States, regardless of legal status.
You can make a difference in the places we live, work and worship. We ask you to join us in ensuring the 2020 Census counts everyone living in the United States once, only once, and in the right place, including helping us reach hard-to-count members of the community.
The League wants you to know about some initiatives to safeguard the 2020 Census:
Making Democracy Work for All
Since 1920, the League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens should play a critical role in advocacy.
We do not endorse or oppose political candidates or parties at any level of government. Our advocacy positions are based on the merits of each issue, after careful study and consensus.
We think hands-on work safeguards democracy, which leads to civic improvement. In addition to registering voters, the League:
- Educates citizens about issues, legislation and candidates.
- Encourages individual participation in the political process.
- Informs our community through in-depth, objective study.
- Monitors local, state and national government bodies and activities.
- Hosts candidate forums and public issue forums.