Monthly Archives: January 2016

Town Hall

Town Hall Meeting with State Legislators
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
Thursday, February 4th at 7:00 p.m.
(6:30 p.m. Refreshments)

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Legislators Present Priorities and answer audience questions
8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Break-out Session with Legislators meeting audience members

Legislators Confirmed:
Rep. Caleb Rowden (District 44); Rep. Kip Kendrick (District 45);
Rep. Stephen Webber (District 46); Rep. Chuck Basye (District 47)

Invited, but unable to attend:
Sen. Kurt Schaefer (District 19) and Rep. Caleb Jones (District 50)

Moderator: Scott Christianson

The Town Hall is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County and the Columbia Public Library.

Town Hall will be cancelled if Columbia Public Schools cancel school due to weather.

The League of Women Voters Presents… “Race Matters”


Lunch & Learn: Missouri’s Clean Power Plan

“Missouri’s Clean Power Plan”
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Hy-Vee Store on Grindstone – 2nd floor Community Room

The guest speaker will be Kyra Moore, director of the Air Pollution Control Program of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Moore, a Columbia resident, has served as the director of the program since 2011 and is the state’s expert on the Clean Power Plan.

The Clean Power Plan, issued in August, is the largest step so far in the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gasses. The EPA has charged the Air Pollution Control Program with developing Missouri’s plan to reduce CO2 from electricity generation by 37% by the year 2030. This reduction is independent of anticipated population growth and the wider adoption of electric cars.

The public is invited to attend.

Lunch is not provided by the League, however you can bring your own or purchase it in the store downstairs.

WEATHER POLICY: If the Columbia Public Schools are closed due to the weather, then LWV events are also cancelled.

CAT TV – Race Matters

Race Matters and Community Policing
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
7:00 p.m.

This program will explore Race Matters and the issue of community policing. Race Matters describes its mission as elevating the conversation around race as it relates to socioeconomic status, health, public safety, education and employment.


Nikki McGruder, Columbia representative of Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP) based in St. Louis

           Traci Wilson-Kleekamp, community activist and former Director of Diversity and Outreach for MU School of Medicine

           Lynn Maloney, concerned citizen and community volunteer and local small business owner

           Moderator: Randy Picht, executive director, MU Reynolds Institute of Journalism


*The program will originate on Wednesday, January 13, 2016  at 7:00 p.m.  It will be replayed on CAT TV (Mediacom Channel 85; Charter Communications Channel 983; and CenturyTel Prism Channel 98).

Replay times on CAT TV are at 7 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.) The program will be available on the League website ( a few days after the show or at