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Replacing Boone County’s Voting Equipment

Replacing Boone County’s Voting Equipment
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
12:00 Noon
Lunch & Learn
Columbia Public Library Friends Room


Guest Speaker:
Brianna Lennon, Boone County Clerk

Boone County’s current voting equipment is over twelve years old and is in need of replacing. Voting equipment is a critical part of elections administration and a huge long-term investment, so it is important that voters, poll workers, civic organizations, and disability advocates are all a part of the conversation.

Prior to her election as County Clerk, Brianna served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office before joining the Missouri Secretary of State’s office as Deputy Director of Elections and first coordinator of the Election Integrity Unit.

This event is free and open to the public.

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch or purchase snacks at the library kiosk.


CAT TV – Protecting the Sunshine Law

Protecting the Sunshine Law
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Guest speaker:
Dr. Sandy Davidson, MU Professor of Journalism

Mike McKean,
Associate Director, Reynolds Journalism Institute and Associate Professor at the Journalism School

Amendment 1 was overwhelmingly approved by voters in November 2018. One of the provisions of the amendment subjected the Missouri Legislature to the Sunshine Law. State Legislators are now in the process of trying to change the law. Dr. Davidson will explain the components of the MO Sunshine Law and how the proposed bills would affect it if passed.

This program will be broadcast live on March 13 at 7:00 p.m. on CAT TV. We will post the program on our website a few days later, or at
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. A YouTube version will be sent to members.


Candidate Forum – Climate change

Candidate Forum for Mayor and School Board

Thursday. March 7, 2019
 7:00, snacks and conversation at 6:30

The Boone County Commission Chambers in the Government Center next to the Court House

Mayoral candidates and at least two of three School Board candidates

This forum is centered on climate change. The candidates have already been provided with a list of questions which will be read and then they can each respond. With Columbia studying a climate action plan this is an important issue in the Mayoral race. The school Board candidates have been given questions related to school planning and curriculum.

The program is sponsored by Peaceworks, Renew Missouri and Sierra Club.

This event is free and open to the public.

(Note that the League will also host our own Candidate Forum on Wednesday, March 20 at the Columbia Public Library. That forum will have a more general focus.)

Fair Housing in Columbia

Here is the YouTube video of our February 2019 CAT TV program on Fair Housing: