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

 

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

Moderator:
Randy Picht, Executive Director, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Sponsors:
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:  practicingdemocracy.org

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: practicingdemocracy.org or send an email with your name, phone number, and preference for performance date to: lwvcbc@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!