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
Thursday, September 25, 2014
11:30 am - 1 pm
Lawrence Public Library Auditorium
707 Vermont St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Brown Bag Lunch Meeting. Our first brown bag meeting of the fall introduces us to fracking (hydraulic fracturing). We will eat and visit informally from 11:30-12 before hearing our guest speaker, Rex Buchanan, Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey. He is uniquely qualified to explain this controversial procedure. His background includes numerous scientific subjects and also journalistic experience. In short, he can explain technical subjects in language laypeople can understand. Special interests include Kansas geology, natural resources, the environment, and public policy. The topic is timely, building on a two-year study by LWVK on fracking. Local board member, Marlene Merrill, has taken part in this study and will introduce Mr. Buchanan at the meeting. The event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
7:30-9 pm
Home of David Burress
912 Holiday Dr
Lawrence, Kansas 66047
Economic development policy study kickoff. Study participation is open to the general public. Organizational meeting for the LDC League of Women Voters study on economic development policy. The discussion listserv is also open to individuals who want to follow the study but not participate. If you want to subscribe, and/or you want to attend the organizational meeting, please email David Burress at d-burress[at]
Sunday, September 28, 2014
2 pm
Eudora Middle School
2635 Church Street
Eudora KS, 66025
Candidate Forum. The, Knights of Columbus, and the Eudora School District will co-sponsor a candidate forum featuring candidates for U.S. Congressional District 2, Chris Clemmons (Lib), Lynn Jenkins (Rep), Margie Wakefield (Dem), and and candidates for Kansas House District 42, Austin Harris (Dem) and Connie O'Brien (Rep). The event is open to the public, so bring a friend!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
7-8:30 pm
Lawrence City Hall
City Commission Chambers
6 E 6th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Candidate Forum for Kansas House. The Lawrence Voter Education Coalition will hold a forum featuring these candidates for Kansas State House of Representatives:
District 10, John Wilson and Nick Van Wyhe
District 42, Austin Harris and Connie O'Brien
District 46, Boog Highberger and J. Douglas Robinson
The forum will be taped by Channel 6 and will be shown at later dates and made available On-Demand. Questions will be prepared ahead by the VEC and also taken from the audience. So, come and bring your questions!
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1275 SW Boswell Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
State meeting of all Leagues. The proposed date and location are November 8 in Topeka at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. A state wide gathering of local leagues is a great way to learn creative ways others a using to carry out the mission of the League of Women Voters. More information about the fall meeting will be posted on the LWVK web site soon!