Candidate and Ballot Issues Forums

Candidate Forum
Tuesday, July 22
6:30 p.m. (refreshments at 6:00 p.m.)
Columbia Public Library – Friends Room

This forum will feature primary candidates in the August election in races for 47th District Representative, Boone County Recorder of Deeds, and Division 5 Associate Judge.
Candidates running unopposed for county offices and the state legislature will not be included in the forum.

The proposed 1/8 cent county sales tax for the fairgrounds will also be covered.

David Lile from KFRU will moderate the forum and it will be broadcast live on KFRU radio.

Ballot Issues Forum
Thursday, July 24
6:30 p.m. (refreshments at 6:00 p.m.)
Columbia Public Library – Friends Room

The August primary ballot will include five proposed constitutional amendments:
–the so-called “Right to Farm” measure;
–an amendment that concerns the people’s “Right to be secure in their electronic communications and data from unreasonable searches and seizures”;
–an amendment that creates a “Veterans Lottery Ticket” to raise funds for projects and services related to veterans;
–an amendment that would declare the right to keep and bear arms as an unalienable right that the state must uphold; and
–a three-quarters of a cent sales tax to fund state and local highways, roads and bridges.

We will try to find pro and con speakers on all issues; if we cannot find speakers, we will provide pro and con information.

Both forums are cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

CoMo Connect – on CAT TV

CoMo Connect

CAT-TV program

Wednesday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m.


Drew Brooks, Multi-Modal Manager, City of Columbia

Ian Thomas, City Council Representative from the 4th Ward

Moderator Randy Picht, Executive Director of the Reynolds Journalism Institute

This program will introduce the new Columbia transit system which will begin operations on August 4th. CoMo Connect will replace the current hub-and-spoke bus transit system with a north/south, east/west interlinking transit system. It will increase the area covered by the City’s transit system and will allow more flexibility for riders.

CAT TV can be found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98. The program will be available on this website a few days after July 9th or at The replays are at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

National Convention Update

 LWVUS Convention Download

Wednesday, June 18, 2104

7:00 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Conference Room A


Voter Rights – Campaign Finance – Redistricting

These are some of the hot topics at the LWVUS National Convention on June 6-10. Meet with your Columbia delegates to get their updates from the convention.

The delegates were Elaine Blodgett, Peggy Placier, Carol Schreiber and Diane Suhler. We went to different workshops and caucuses to broaden the information we can bring back to our League.

We have a lot of information and ideas to share on how to reach young people, lots of fundraising ideas, what studies are in store for us in the next two years, how to improve our social media efforts, as well as what decisions were made at the convention.

Please join us for LWVUS National Convention Download on Wednesday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m. in Room A at the Columbia Public Library.


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