Addressing Racism and Police Reform

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.

Climate Action

Climate Action & Energy Resource Planning

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Noon-1 p.m.
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.


Local Election – April 6, 2021

Here is a link to the LWV Voter Guide:
   LWV Voter Guide for the April 6 2021 Election REVISED


Election Forums – YouTube videos 

Here is a link to the City Council Candidate Forum featuring candidates for Wards 2 and 6, held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021:

Here is a link to the Candidate Forum for the Columbia School Board and Missouri 45th House District, held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021:

Election Forum – Columbia School Board & Missouri’s 45th District House Seat – YouTube

Columbia’s Police Department

Columbia’s Police Department
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Learn

Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones will give an update on policing in Columbia and the department’s goals for the future. Co-sponsored by the  Columbia Public Library. 

Please register to receive a Zoom link for this online event. The event will be recorded for later viewing.