“Transportation Issues in Columbia”
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
This event has been canceled due to weather.
HyVee Club Room (Conley Road HyVee)
Drew Brooks, City of Columbia Transit Director
Ian Thomas, Columbia City Councilperson
Annette Triplett, Executive Director, PedNet Coalition
They will talk about what they have been doing to improve transit and transportation in Columbia and will discuss how transportation needs are essential to social equity, daily living, and access to voting.
Although lunch is not provided, you are welcome to bring your own or purchase it at the store.
The First Amendment
January 10, 2018
On CAT TV
Guest Speaker: Christina Wells, MU Law Professor
The show will air live at 7:00 p.m. on January 10. A few days after January 10, the program will be available on our website or at http://www.columbiaaccess.tv.
The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
CAT TV is found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98.
Running for Public Office
If you are thinking about running for an elected office, the League of Women Voters has some helpful resources.
Filing for State offices, including House of Representative and statewide offices, will begin on February 27, 2018 at the Secretary of State’s Office in Jefferson City.
(Depending on location, other offices may be available now or in the future. This could be a city council position, mayor, school board, hospital board, etc. Contact the local government for details.)
Here are some links to general information:
Automatic Voter Registration Act
A message from LWVUS:
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Robert Brady (D-PA) introduced the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017 on June 14, 2017. The League is proud to support legislation that enhances access for eligible voters in our elections and works to modernize our electoral system. This bill will improve the accuracy of voter records, cut down on costs, modernize outdated registration systems while supporting implementation in states across the country.
The League is a leader in voter registration efforts across the country. Expanding voter registration has been a principal goal of the League since its founding in the wake of the passage in 1920 of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. We are proud to see Congress embracing new technology that expands access to the ballot while still taking the necessary safeguards to secure personal information.
The League fully supports this bill and urges all members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to support this important legislation.
Contact our U.S. House Member and Senator about this.
Follow this link for contact information: