Monthly Archives: July 2012


League of Women Voters presents- Youth and Violence: Who is Responsible from Columbia Access Television on Vimeo.

Primary Election Forum

The League will hold a Primary Election Forum for contested primary races for the House Districts 44 (Republican candidates) and 47 (Democratic candidates).  There will also be a pro/con presentation on the ballot issue proposing an amendment to the state constitution on Public Prayer.  State Rep. Kurt Bahr will speak in favor and State Rep. Chris Kelly will speak against the amendment.

When:  Thursday, July 12, 2012, 6:00p.m. Refreshments and 6:30p.m Forum

Where:  Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

The forum will be broadcast live on KFRU – 1400AM

Votizen: An App for Democracy by Social Pressure

From TechCrunch:

 Democracy doesn’t work if you don’t vote, so Votizen helps make sure your friends do. Log in with your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn accounts and you’ll see who in your network is registered to vote. Pick an election and the candidate you support, and Votizen gives you a list of friends who support that party and are eligible to vote in the race. That way you can remind them to cast theirs or band together to campaign for who you want to win.

Votizen is intended to be used as a Get Out the Vote tool, and it makes it very easy to do so in a partisan way.  The League itself does not endorse candidates or parties, but we encourage our members to be active politically, including in partisan politics, if that is their desire.  Above all, we encourage citizens to use every means at their disposal to build the habits of registering to vote, and of voting, among their friends and associates of any party or of none.

Full article from TechCrunch, with a couple other apps