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Practicing Democracy!

“Practicing Democracy”

September 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and September 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. 9th Street, Columbia

Written by David Webber
Directed by Byron Scott

Tickets are $10 each, $5 for college students, and free for high school students
Details are at this website:

The play – about two young ambitious candidates in a primary election meet an elder statesman aspiring to restore democracy– will provide an opportunity for lively discussion of very current issues:
–Is democracy in crisis?
–What are the ethical obligations for citizens and politicians?
–How does technology affect democracy?

This production is sponsored by LWV-CBC.

Plan to join us!  If you haven’t already ordered your ticket(s), please order tickets at the website: or send an email with your name, phone number, and preference for performance date to:

We hope to see you there!

Price Gouging of Prescription Drugs

 “Making a Killing: Price Gouging of Prescription Drugs. What Can Be Done?”

  Wednesday, September 13, 2017
  7:00 p.m.


Guest Speaker:  Jan Swaney, M.D.

   Jim Robertson, former managing editor, Columbia Tribune, moderator

Dr. Swaney will present material that was in the movie “Big-Pharma”, as well as describe actions that consumers and patients can do to afford their prescription drugs.

The show airs live at 7:00 p.m. on September 13. The program will be available a few days later on our website 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 can be found on Mediacom 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98.

Local Rallies in Kansas City & St. Louis

From LWV-US:
Local rallies to protect our right to vote:

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the Pence-Kobach sham election Commission will meet for the second time. This Commission has one goal in mind: laying the groundwork for voter suppression by purging eligible voters from the rolls.

Tell the sham Commission: Our democracy is about participation—not purges.

The morning of the meeting, activists will rally in Manchester, NH, Atlanta, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Phoenix. Leagues are encouraged to participate in and promote these rallies as they see fit.

Missouri- St. Louis: Press Rally!
When: Tuesday, September 12, 11am CST
Where: St. Louis History Museum (Civil Rights Exhibit)
Address: 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO63112

Kansas/Missouri-Kansas City: Press Rally!
When: Tuesday, September 12, 12pm CT
Where: Ilus Davis Park
Address: 1000 Locust St. Kansas City, MO 64106

Tell the sham Commission: We won’t let anything stop us from exercising our right to vote!


Annual Fall Picnic

Annual Fall Picnic
Thursday, September 7, 2017
3109 Greenridge Rd.*, Columbia
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Our League will celebrate the return of our members and welcome prospective members at our annual kickoff picnic.

This is a great time to learn what our committees are planning for the fall, to re-connect with other League members and to introduce potential members to the League. You will also have an opportunity to sign up for committee(s).

Bring a friend, neighbor or colleague to the picnic and introduce them to the League!

We will provide sub sandwiches, drinks and tableware. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

We hope to see you there!

*Greenridge Rd. runs south off of Blue Ridge Rd., near its eastern end.