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“Income Inequality”

Poverty & Inequality in Columbia and Boone County
“Lunch & Learn”
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:00 Noon
Columbia Public Library

Guest Speaker:
Steve Hollis
Human Services Manager
Columbia/Boone County Dept. of Public Health & Human Services

This program will offer a local perspective on economic issues of poverty and relates to this year’s One Read book Nomadland.

Lunch & Learn programs are a monthly event in cooperation with the Columbia Public Library.
Although no lunch is provided, attendees are welcome to bring their own or purchase snacks at the library kiosk.


National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library

Members of the League Voter Service Committee will provide voter registration service and answer questions about voting.



99th Anniversary of 19th Amendment

Celebration of the
99th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

Sunday, August 25, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Boone County History & Culture Center
3801 Ponderosa Street, Columbia

With A Sing-Along of Suffrage Songs
with the “Joy Boys”


Guest Speaker:
Catherine Rymph
Professor and chair, MU Department of History
“Changes in Women’s Legal Rights Since Getting the Vote”

With a historical display of the Missouri Suffrage Movement
and the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County

Come in historical costume of the suffragist era if you can!
Refreshments will be provided and there is no cost to attend!

Suffragists on Parade

Celebrating our Centennial!
Suffragists on Parade!
At the Missouri State Fair
State Fair Blvd. and 16th Street.
Thursday, August 8, 2019

The parade kicks off at 6 p.m.

*We will gather at a member’s house, 1812 S. Grand, in Sedalia, to change into costumes, gather water bottles and fellowship until 5:45.
Members and friends who want to join us are asked to wear white if possible. Bring your sash if you have one, or we will find one for you to borrow.
If you have a vintage looking outfit that is even better, but not at all required.

We want a mass of ladies/girls to carry our banner and signs. Wear comfortable shoes as we will walk about a mile and it will be warm/hot.
But it will be so much fun!!!

If you would like to participate and want more information or to carpool to Sedalia, and/or you
would like to purchase a “Votes for Women” sash for $8 please send an email to:


Proclamation honoring the Centennial of Missouri’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment
Giving Women the Right to Vote
Presented by Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, July 8, 2019

Local LWV Members attending (l to r): Mahree Skala, Brianna Lennon, Meredith Donaldson, Ellen Atkins, Marilyn McLeod, Ruth Milledge, Pam Springsteel, Joni O’Connor, Elaine Blodgett, and Carol Schreiber