Medicaid Expansion Debate


Medicaid Expansion Forum
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
7:00 p.m.
On Zoom

This forum will feature two speakers presenting the PRO and the CON of Medicaid Expansion which is on the August 4 ballot.

Panelists:
Dina van der Zalm, from Missouri Rural Crisis Center (PRO)
Steve Spellman, local conservative columnist (CON)
Barbara Hoppe, Moderator

Audience members may pose questions via Chat. The program will also be recorded for later viewing.

Here is how to connect to this Zoom webinar:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jul 7, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: LWV-CBC Medicaid Expansion Pros and Cons

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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Absentee Voting Information

ABSENTEE VOTING INFORMATION

Oral arguments in the absentee ballot lawsuit filed by LWVMO and the NAACP were heard in the Missouri Supreme Court on June 15. ACLU lawyer Sophia Lakin argued that voters should not need to have their signatures on ballot envelopes verified by a notary during the COVID-19 pandemic. The League hopes for a decision soon.

In the last hour of the legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly approved changes to the absentee ballot process for the August and November elections. Voters over 65 or with an underlying condition the CDC says are at higher risk of COVID-19 complications can use a new excuse that doesn’t require a notary. Click here for an updated form to request an absentee ballot at least two weeks before the Aug. 4 primary or Nov. 3 general election.

SB631 established a new COVID-19 excuse for healthy voters under age 65 to request a mail-in ballot, but voters using that new form will have to have their ballots notarized. To help voters understand the new options for 2020, the League has prepared a two-page Fact Sheet on Absentee Voting.

Contact your local election authority if you have any questions or would like to request a form to be placed on the permanently disabled list

If you’re not registered to vote or need to update your address, the deadlines are July 8 for the primary and Oct. 7 for the Nov. 3 general election. Register online at https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/govotemissouri/register.

Diversity & Inclusion:
Improving Participation & Engagement with Voters
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Guest speaker
Nikki McGruder
Director of the Inclusive Impact Institute

Here is a link to where you can view the program:
https://youtu.be/gXKFTWyXERY

Nikki is an extremely dynamic, knowledgeable and engaging speaker. She will focus specifically on inclusivity and diversity as it relates to the very important goal of increasing voter participation and engagement.

 

*Here are instructions to log into this Zoom program:

Please click the link below to join the webinar (after 11:45 a.m. on June 9):
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +13017158592,,87699164658#  or +13126266799,,87699164658#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128
    Webinar ID: 876 9916 4658
    International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k49SLLngz

Lunch and Learn and Election Forums on YouTube

Lunch & Learn and Election Forums on Zoom
Here are “Youtube” Links to the Programs:

Lunch and Learn with Kari Utterback- “Be Inclusive Every Day” – Held Tuesday, May 12, 2020
https://youtu.be/YhntVf9uxNk

Columbia City Council Ward 1 Forum – Held Tuesday, May 12, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Cy-Fbqledg

Columbia Public School Board Candidates Forum – Held Wednesday, May 13, 2020 https://youtu.be/wNZMdrhOl5I