Mid-Missouri Vigil for Democracy

Mid-Missouri Vigil for Democracy – January 6, 2022 – 5 p.m.

Boone County Courthouse Plaza

Mark your calendar!

The League is working with the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition and other partners to commemorate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and its aftermath. Vigils in Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis will focus on our support for the Freedom to Vote Act which includes important protections against election sabotage. 

Many states passed legislation to erode our democratic process in 2021. As Missouri legislators return to work in Jefferson City on Jan. 5, we want to make sure they know our concerns about efforts to make it harder for citizens to vote or to put an initiative on the ballot.  The local vigil will be held at the Boone County Courthouse Plaza.

Other local organizations and their members, as well as the general public, are invited to join us at this vigil. We will have signs and battery-operated candles available (although handmade signs are fine too). Masks and social distancing will be required. Please sign up if you plan to attend:

Mid-Missouri Jan. 6 Vigil for Democracy

5pm – 6pm Boone County Courthouse Plaza

Columbia MO 65201

Register at: https://www.mobilize.us/democracyvigils/event/434254/

Fair Redistricting
Here is a link to resources about Redistricting in Missouri:
https://lwvmissouri.org/fair-maps-2/

Medicaid Expansion

Now, more adults can get low-cost or FREE health insurance through Missouri Medicaid (called MO
HealthNet). Medicaid through MO HealthNet may be an option for you. This includes parents who have not qualified before, as well as childless adults.
For example, a single adult making up to $17,774 a year, or a family of 4 making up to $36,750 a year, may qualify for Medicaid through MO HealthNet.
Even if you tried to get Medicaid before and did not qualify, check again!
Call 1-855-373-4636.

League cosponsors Jan. 6 Vigils

The League is working with the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition and other partners to commemorate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and its aftermath. Vigils in Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis will focus on our support for the Freedom to Vote Act which includes important protections against election sabotage. 

Many states passed legislation to erode our democratic process in 2021. As Missouri legislators return to work in Jefferson City on Jan. 5, we want to make sure they know our concerns about efforts to make it harder for citizens to vote or to put an initiative on the ballot.  

Boone County Jail Data

Boone County Jail Data Analysis
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Noon-1 p.m. 
Live event via Zoom

University of Missouri professor Jeanne Mihail will present her analysis of publicly available data from the Boone County Jail. She looked for patterns in the data — people charged, types of charges, etc. — to see what equities/inequities might be revealed.

Co-sponsored by the Columbia Public Library. Please register for a Zoom link. This event will be recorded for later viewing.

Register

Annual LWVCBC Founders Day Event
Saturday, December 11, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Live event via Zoom

Our guest speaker will be Mike Szydlowski, science coordinator of Columbia Public Schools, who will tell us about the Boone County Nature School.

Violet Vander Haar will provide our entertainment by singing songs of democracy.
We will present our Outstanding Citizen Award to Ruth O’Neill of the Catholic Worker Community, orchestrator of the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen, and attorney with the Department of Social Services. The Liz Schmidt Community Service Award will be presented to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and will be accepted by the president and CEO Lindsey Lopez.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fus02web.zoom.us%2Fj%2F82732852114%3Fpwd%3DMXpkSjVYN1l6UGdIWXBmYVV2aUsvdz09&data=04%7C01%7C%7Ca9cbd03d9ae442a964c308d9ba696b53%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637745784202975383%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=OALhO84yHfalo94y6yxJc%2BoyKNzX3fDCKsjxMwjZMOM%3D&reserved=0

Meeting ID: 827 3285 2114
Passcode: LWV

Members will receive the Zoom link by email.


Fair Redistricting
Here is a link to resources about Redistricting in Missouri:
https://lwvmissouri.org/fair-maps-2/