Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. To see a map of the place where the event will occur, click on the address.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, October 18, 2014
7:00pm
Community Mercantile Meeting Room
901 Iowa St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
Land Use Committee Meeting. Monthly meeting of our long-standing Land Use Committee. All members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
7-8 pm and 9-10 pm
KTWU, channel 11.1 (first airing with multiple repeat airings) Your Voice. Your Vote `14. Candidate forum featuring candidates for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Jean Schodorf. Sponsored by KTWU and Washburn University Department of Political Science. For additional broadcast in this series, visit the KTWU webpage or Lawrence Voter Education Facebook page.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
7:30 pm
KTWU, channel 11.1 (first airing with multiple repeat airings) Your Voice. Your Vote `14. Kansas Governor's Race 2014. 20 minute interviews back to back with candidates Sam Brownback, Paul Davis, and Keen Umbehr. Sponsored by the LWV-Topeka-Shawnee County and KTWU. For additional broadcast in this series, visit the KTWU webpage or Lawrence Voter Education Facebook page.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
7 pm
KTWU, channel 11.1 (first airing with multiple repeat airings) Your Voice. Your Vote `14. U. S. House of Representatives, 2nd Distict. Candidate forum featuring candidates Lynn Jenkins, Chris Clemmons, and Margie Wakefield. For additional broadcast in this series, visit the KTWU webpage or Lawrence Voter Education Facebook page.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
7 am - 7 pm
Your polling place! Election Day!. To find your polling place (and other information about voting), visit the Douglas County Clerk's Voter Portal.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1275 SW Boswell Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
State League Day in Topeka. All League members are welcome!
Program.
9:30-10 am: Registration and Breakfast (Continental Breakfast and Beverage)
10 am: Greeting & Overview of the Program
10:05 am: Dr. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, "Election 2014: What happened, why and what it means"
11 am - 12 pm: Local League Successes during Election 2014, Reports from Local Leagues
12 pm: Lunch
12:15 pm: Diane Eickhoff: Kansas Humanities Council "Women Rising: How Kansas Women Gained the Vote 1859-1912"
1:15-1:20 pm: Remarks by MLD co-ordinator
1:30-2:15 pm: Breakout Sessions:
Legislative Session 2015: Dolores Furtado and Ernestine Krehbiel
MLD teams: Marge Ahrens and Ellen Miller
Open Meetings: Alan Cowles
2:15-3 pm: Repeat Breakout sessions
3 pm: Adjournment: wrap-up Dolores Furtado
The registration fee of $30 includes continental breakfast and lunch. You can register by emailing Betty Wykoff [wyckoffbr@yahoo.com] or Anita Kaiser [donanitakaiser@kc.rr.com] and pay your registration fee at the door. The deadline is November 5! For more information, visit the LWVK website.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
7-9 pm
Lawrence Public Library
707 Vermont St
Lawrence, KS 66044
LWV L-DC Board meeting. Regular meeting of the LWV L-DC Board of Directors. Guests who wish to discuss an issue with the Board should contact one of the copresidents before the meeting.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
11:30 am - 1 pm
Waktins Community Museum of History
Ground Floor Meeting Room
1047 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Brown Bag Lunch Meeting. Marriage Equality: What recent Supreme Court decisions mean for Douglas County. Local attorney David Brown, who specializes in family and non-traditional family law, will discuss the effect of the Supreme Court's recent activities related to same-sex marriage. He is participating in an upcoming lawsuit on the topic.

Brown was voted "Best of Lawrence" in 2013 and frequently shares information with local groups. The topic has received attention from the National League, occasioning a resolution in 2010: "The League of Women Voters of the United States supports equal rights for all under state and federal law. The League supports legislation to equalize the legal rights, obligations, and benefits available to same-gender couples with those available to heterosexual couples. LWVUS supports legislation to permit same-gender couples to marry under civil law. The League believes that the civil status of marriage is already clearly distinguished from the religious institution of marriage and that religious rights will be preserved."

We will meet at 11:30 a.m. for refreshments and informal discussion with the formal presentation beginning at noon. All are welcome, so please bring your friends and neighbors!

Thursday, December 11, 2014
11:30 am-1 pm
Carnegie Building
200 West 9th St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Brown Bag Lunch Meeting. The State of the City, with David Corliss, Lawrence City Manager. David Corliss will present his annual update about 2014 city endeavors and plans for 2015. Members have valued this occasion as an opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions for future city matters.

We will meet at 11:30 a.m. for refreshments and informal discussion with the formal presentation beginning at noon. All are welcome, so please bring your friends and neighbors!