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National Popular Vote

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library 

Guest Speaker
Angie Dunlap
League of Women Voters of Missouri

The U.S. Constitution requires the use of an Electoral College in the election of the President, but the Electoral College system can allow a candidate to win the Presidency while losing the popular vote.

One solution which would avoid changing the Constitution is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC). This is an agreement among a group of U.S. states and the District of Columbia to award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Angie Dunlap, from the League of Women Voters of Missouri, will present information about this movement followed by an opportunity for Q&A.

This program, which is free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library. Although no lunch is provided, attendees are welcome to bring their own or purchase snacks at the library kiosk.

100th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 100 years!

More than 80 members and friends gathered at the 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Broadway Christian Church to celebrate the centennial of our chapter of the League of Women Voters.





We were serenaded with wonderful music by The Mothersingers, singing “Songs of Suffrage”. Gertrude Marshall, a member of the LWV, was an original member of the group, about 75 years ago.

We presented the Liz Schmidt Community Service Award to the Voluntary Action Center to Nick Foster for VAC’s fifty years of amazing service to the community. Several LWV members were involved in the beginning of VAC, including Gertrude Marshall, Hazel Riback and Helen Mitchell.

We presented the LWV Outstanding Citizen Award to Steve Hollis in recognition of his many years of outstanding service to the community.

Councilwoman Betsy Peters presented a proclamation from the City of Columbia naming December 2019 “League of Women Voters Month” for the City.


The proclamation:

Presiding Commissioner Daniel K. Atkins presented a proclamation from Boone County naming December 2019 as the “League of Women Voters Month” for the county.

Some photos from the event:

Centennial Events!

Three Upcoming Events in December to Celebrate our Centennial!

Hooray for 100 Years!

Gala Celebration!!
Saturday, December 7, 2019
2-4 p.m.
At Broadway Christian Church
With the Mothersingers
Presentation of our annual Awards
Official proclamations from the City of Columbia and Boone County Commission
Refreshments and celebratory cake too!
If you plan on attending the Gala Celebration, please be sure to let us know. (RSVP to:

“Women Who Made a Difference: Columbia’s Suffrage Movement”
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
12 noon-1 p.m.
Lunch & Learn
At the Columbia Public Library
Guest Speaker: Tim Dollens

Cheer our Centennial at the Dogmaster Distillery
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
6-8 p.m.
210 James Street
Guest speaker: Brianna Lennon.

“Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema”

“Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema”
A film and discussion program

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
at 6 p.m.
Ragtag Theatre,  10 Hitt Street

Admission is free.

Historian and writer Kay Sloan has unearthed and assembled rare films that open a historic window onto how women’s suffrage was represented in early American cinema—from Charlie Chaplin in drag to a fiery and prescient speech from president of the Women’s Political Union, Harriet Stanton Blatch.

Following the film showing, there will be discussion featuring Kay Sloan, the film director, via Skype, and Professor Kerri Yost, associate professor of Digital Film Making at Stephens College.

At this event, Brianna Lennon, Boone County Clerk, will provide an opportunity for voter registration.

The program free and open to the public thanks to a generous donation from a League member.

This program is one of a series of films in which the League of Women Voters is partnering with Ragtag Cinema in this anniversary year of Women’s Right to Vote.