Monthly Archives: April 2021
Advocacy Day and RALLY AT THE CAPITOL to protect the Ballot Initiative
April 28, 2021
Members of LWVMO and several other organizations are rallying at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 28 at 10 a.m. (and virtually) to advocate against legislation that would reduce opportunities for citizens to have impact on state government.
· Bills already passed the House and are on the calendar to be debated in the Senate are HB 333 and HJR 20. These would: Require a ⅔ supermajority to pass ballot initiatives, instead of a simple majority
· Shorten the period of time to gather signatures
· Increase the required signatures by hundreds of thousands
· Enact other measures that would render the initiative process nearly unusable
Join MO Voter Protection Coalition, LWV, Show Me Integrity, PROMO, ACLU, Empower MO, NORML, Planned Parenthood, and others for this Wednesday’s Rally. Details at this link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/protect-the-ballot-initiative-rally-advocacy-day
Redistricting Day of Action
April 29, 2021
League of Women Voters of Missouri
“Can We Stop Gerrymandering?”
Webinar led by Sharon Geuea Jones
Here are statements from the LWV of Missouri and LWVUS in regard to police reform and addressing racism in our communities.
The Board of LWVMO believes that the Derek Chauvin conviction represents a turning point in police reform nationwide, and that our nation’s reckoning on racism has shown that we must address investments in economic opportunities, education, healthcare, and other community-led solutions throughout our country to cure the ills brought on by racism.
As we work to address racism and policing issues in Missouri, we encourage each member of our Missouri Leagues to include focus in their League programming on racial justice in policing and on the eradication of racism in their community.
Click here for the statement from LWVUS in response to the jury decision to hold Derek Chauvin accountable for George Floyd’s murder.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Lunch & Learn
Live event via Zoom
Join us for an update on the City of Columbia’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, and Water & Light’s Integrated Energy and Resource Master Plan. The program will be presented by Carolyn Amparan and Jay Haysheider, members of the Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Action & Adaptation Planning.
Co-sponsored by the Columbia Public Library.
Please register to receive a Zoom link for this online event. You can also watch the recorded program later.