January ’22 Board Meeting

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022, 6:30–8 pm

The LWVL-DC board meets at 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month. Until further notice, the meetings are via Zoom. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The January agenda includes orientation and new-member training, constitutional amendment, community partnerships and reports from the following committees: DEI, Voter Services and Hot Topics / Education. For a detailed agenda, please request from the chair (below).

Hot Topic: Rachel Sweet of Planned Parenthood

May 20, 2021

Rachel Sweet is the Regional Director of Public Policy and Organizing with Planned Parenthood of Great Plains. The Kansas Primary in August 2022 will see a constitutional amendment proposal that, if passed, would negate the Kansas Supreme Court ruling in April of 2019 that a woman has bodily autonomy protected by the Kansas Constitution.

Fluker Award Presentation 2021

Fluker Award Presentation Oct 23, 2021, 11:30 am, CST

Molly M. Wood, board president of the Kansas Advocates for Better Care, is the winner of the 22nd annual Helen Fluker Open and Accessible Government Award. The 2021 winner is announced by James Fluker, chair of the Fluker Award Committee.

The award was established in 1998  in memory of Helen Fluker, a longtime League member who served both the League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County and the League of Women Voters of Kansas in many capacities. LWVL-DC confers this award each year on a Kansas resident whose efforts have promoted a significant improvement in governmental transparency. More about the Helen Fluker Award.

Due to continuing concerns about Covid-19, this year’s ceremony will be held online via Zoom and last about 45 minutes. There will be a few remarks of welcome, introduction of Ms. Woods, and the presentation of the award. A reminder of the link will be sent out a day before the event to League members.

Hot Topic: Local Climate Action Plan

Oct 21, 2021

Jasmin Moore, sustainability director for Lawrence and Douglas County, will discuss the area’s Climate Action Plan. A part of Plan 2040, the Climate Action Plan is now in the “Public Input and Community Conversation” phase. Join us to learn how you can help shape this important plan. 

For more information:
Denise Pettengill, 785-3319276, pettengilldenise@gmail.com