Practicing Democracy: a play!

  “Practicing Democracy”

A new play by David Webber

 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, retired professor of Political Science at MU
Directed by Byron Scott

Tickets are $10 each ($5 for college 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! Reserve your tickets today! – You can order tickets at the website:

What you need to know about Cyber-Crime

CAT TV Program on Cybercrime


ShowIt2Vote is the website that contains information about the new rules on the ID’s to use when you vote, as of June 1, 2017.

Click on the link below to watch our LWV CAT-TV show for information about the new rules presented by Brandon Alexander, the co-director of Elections from the Secretary of State’s office.

“If you are registered to vote, you can vote”.

The most efficient way is to have a non-expired Missouri driver’s license (or Missouri non-driver’s ID), a non-expired U.S. Passport, or a military ID.
But you can still use other forms of ID as in the past (e.g., college ID).

Watch the video for details on this.

Here is the YouTube link for the video:

Or check out the Secretary of State’s website:

–League of Women Voters

Two Events – Tuesday, July 18

Lunch & Learn
Upcoming Ballot Issue Special Election
Proposition 1 – Renewal of Boone County Roads & Bridges Tax
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
12:00 Noon
Columbia Public Library Friends Room (Note the change in location!)

Dan Atwill, Presiding Commissioner, Boone County
Scott Charton, Yes for Good Roads Committee

This is an opportunity to learn about the Boone County Roads & Bridges Tax. The election will be held on Tuesday, August 8.

The two candidates for the 50th State Legislative District — Sara Walsh (R) and Michela Skelton (D) –  have been invited to “meet and greet” attendees (no debate).  We do not yet have confirmation if either or both will attend.

This event is free and open to the public.

How to Run for Office
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library Friends Room

This workshop is designed to give participants an overview of what it takes to run for elected office.

Our speakers are former elected officials:
Barbara Hoppe is former Columbia City Council person
Karen Miller is a former Boone County Commissioner
Nancy Copenhaver is a former Missouri State Representative

This event is free and open to the public.

If you know anyone who is interested in running for office, please encourage them to attend this workshop!