Are Our Elections Safe?


Are Our Elections Safe?
Third Annual Holly Burgess Public Policy Forum
Sunday, October 29, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library Friends Room


Taylor Burks, Boone County Clerk
Glenn Nielson, Computer Programmer
and member of the Help America Vote committee

Randy Picht, Executive Director, Reynolds Journalism Institute

League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County (LWVCBC)
American Association of University Women-Columbia Branch (AAUW)
Columbia Public Library


This event is free and open to the public.

Columbia Community Land Trust

Columbia Community Land Trust
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
HyVee on Conley Rd., 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Guest speaker: Randy Cole

Randy Cole, the City of Columbia housing program specialist, will talk about how the City of Columbia, through the Columbia Community Land Trust, a non-profit organization, is providing energy efficient & affordable housing to people with low to moderate incomes in Columbia.

You may bring your lunch or purchase it at the store.

Health Care Vote

From LWV-US:

This could be our last chance to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Senators are gearing up to vote on a new plan to replace the ACA before the end of the month.

It’s a last-ditch effort that will harm the American public by cutting health coverage and raising premiums and out of pocket costs for millions.

The legislation is sponsored by Senators Graham (R-SC) and Cassidy (R-LA). Like previous proposals, it is a partisan attempt to repeal the ACA.

The legislation will gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, cut funding for Medicaid expansion, raise costs and eliminate coverage for millions of Americans.

Now is the time to call our Senators.

Tell them to reject the Graham-Cassidy health care legislation.
Graham-Cassidy will cause all the same devastating impacts as previous repeal legislation.

This legislation will cut coverage, raise costs, end Medicaid expansion, and gut protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
The country has moved on from repealing the ACA. Americans need a bipartisan solution that stabilizes health insurance marketplaces, protects children’s health and gets people the coverage they need.

The Affordable Care Act is not a perfect law but it has provided health care to millions of Americans who previously went without coverage. It is high time Congress stops trying to repeal this life-saving legislation.

Call our Senators today! This is our last chance to fight back.

Senator Roy Blunt –
D.C. Office – (202) 224-5721
Columbia Office – (573) 442-8151

Senator Claire McCaskill
D.C. Office – (202) 224-6154
Columbia Office – (573) 442-7130

Practicing Democracy!

“Practicing Democracy”

September 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and September 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. 9th Street, Columbia

Written by David Webber
Directed by Byron Scott

Tickets are $10 each, $5 for college students, and free for high school students
Details are at this website:

The play – about two young ambitious candidates in a primary election meet an elder statesman aspiring to restore democracy– will provide an opportunity for lively discussion of very current issues:
–Is democracy in crisis?
–What are the ethical obligations for citizens and politicians?
–How does technology affect democracy?

This production is sponsored by LWV-CBC.

Plan to join us!  If you haven’t already ordered your ticket(s), please order tickets at the website: or send an email with your name, phone number, and preference for performance date to:

We hope to see you there!