Celebrate the Vote!

Celebrate the Vote! September 3, 2016

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Celebrate the Vote!

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Celebrate the Vote!
St. Louis
Saturday, September 3, 2016
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Central Library, Kauffman and Poelker Parks

We will be reenacting the 1916 parade with gold sashes and historic displays of women’s suffrage participants and activities.

The St. Louis Public Library, Missouri History Museum, City of St. Louis, and other institutions and organizations join the League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis  in organizing this event.

Speakers, music, displays, informational booths, and reenactments will be open to all on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

So, put it on your calendars and join us in St. Louis to Celebrate the Vote!

HONOR the suffragists of the past.

CELEBRATE how far we have come.

ENERGIZE to make your voice heard today!

For details, click here:

http://www.lwvstl.org/ctv_festival.html

 

Rachel Farr Fitch Award

 

At the LWVMO Spring Conference in Columbia, the Rachel Farr Fitch Health Care Award was presented to the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri.

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In the photo, left to right: Ann Elwell, Kelly Wood, Leslie Carrier, Lois Detrick

The Award recognizes their outstanding project on the Accessibility and Affordability of Mental Health Services in Greene County. In the course of two years beginning in May 2013, the LWV of SW MO conducted more than 20 informational activities and met with mental health care service providers, members of law enforcement, correctional and judicial systems, advocacy/support groups, local and state officials, and families of mental health patients.  During the course of their study, they determined that, although a wide variety of services is available locally, funding is inadequate and the supply does not meet the demand. The Greene County jail is, by default, the largest mental health facility in Southwest Missouri. State funding continues to decrease.

The LWV-SWMO moved into the advocacy phase of the project in August 2015. They convened the Ozarks Mental Health Network. As a result of their study,  they will continue to review solutions developed in other communities, and to develop relationships in the community. They agreed to: promote mental/behavioral health as a public policy issue on par with physical health and physical disabilities;  advocate for increased accessibility and affordability of mental health care services for adults in Greene County with treatment based on need and not on the ability to pay; support efforts to divert mentally ill people from the Greene County jail and into appropriate mental health treatment; advocate for additional funding structures for mental health care; and encourage and work with other organizations seeking to promote accessibility and affordability of mental health services for all.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Conference

     League of Women Voters of Missouri
   Spring Conference
     Saturday, April 30, 2016
             9:00 a.m. (registration) to 3:00 p.m.
         Boone Electric Cooperative
         1413 Rangeline Street, Columbia

Join us as we meet our old and new friends in League in Columbia at
our Spring Conference.
Sessions will include:
– Guest speaker on health research
– Guest speaker on the state of politics
-Voter Photo ID —a very practical workshop
-Preparing for the November election
-Peggy Piggy — How “fat” did she get (with $$$, that is)
-Rachel Farr Fitch Healthcare Award
-Great new items to check out on our wares table!

The registration fee, which includes breaks, lunch and information packet is $25
(if registered by April 15; after that date, the fee is $30).

 Hotel Accommodations—Columbia

If you want to come to Columbia on Friday, there is a block of rooms being
held until April 15 at the Howard Johnson’s, 3100 I-70 Drive SE, Columbia, MO
65201, Phone: (573) 474-6161. The cost is $99 plus tax, single or double.
Be sure to mention the League of Women Voters to get this special rate.

 

LWVMO Spring Conference Registration Form

   

 

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Registration fee is $25 per person until April 15. After that date, the fee is $30.

Amount enclosed: _________________________________

Mail to: LWVMO, 8706 Manchester Road, Suite 104, St. Louis, MO 63144

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

   

April 30, 2016 – – Columbia, Missouri

Local League ______________________________________________

Name(s) of Person(s) attending:

 

Presidential Primary

 

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary – Tuesday, March 15, 2016

You must be registered to vote at your current address. (The last day to register for this election –if not already registered — was February 17.) You will be asked to choose a ballot (Republican, Democrat, Libertarian) and you can vote for only one candidate. You can use your usual identification which does not require a photo. Following is a list of candidates that will appear on the ballot. Note that some candidates have suspended their campaigns since the ballot was created. Those candidates are indicated in italics. Presidential Primary Candidates

Candidate Filing Day

First Day Candidate Filing – Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Candidate First Day Filing-February 23, 2016

Candidate First Day Filing-February 23, 2016

The first day for candidate filing for state representative, state senator in odd-numbered districts, and state executive offices except state auditor was Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

As in years past, the LWVMO hosted a welcome table for the first day filers at the Kirkpatrick Secretary of State Office Building in Jefferson City from 8 a.m. to noon.

 

Legislative Priorities

Capitol Action Day
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Capitol Rotunda
9:30 a.m.

Meet in the Capitol Rotunda, first floor,  to help distribute the LWV priority cards to Legislators.

Click here to see the card with the list of priorities for this year’s legislative session:
LWVMO 2016 Legislative Priorities

If you are planning to attend, please let your local LWV president know.

LWVMO Fall Conference

League of Women Voters of Missouri Fall Conference
Saturday, November 7, 2015
9:00 a.m. (registration) to 3:00 p.m.
State Fair Community College
Thompson Conference Center, Heckart Building
Sedalia

Join us as we meet our old and new friends in League in Sedalia for our annual Fall Conference.

Sessions will include:
Information on the National Study of Money in Politics
The Dreams of a County Election Clerk, featuring Nick LaStrada, Pettis County Clerk
Using Local Issues to Grow Your League—Taking a Risk!
Fundraising for Local and State Leagues—a practical workshop
Looking Ahead to the next Legislative Session
Plus:
A Silent Auction Fundraiser
A day to celebrate the League and all we do around the State

The cost, which includes breaks, lunch and information packet is $20 (if registered by October 23; after that date, the cost is $30).

If you have items for the Silent Auction, please bring them along.

We hope to see you there!

Use the handy form (below) to register. (Print and mail in).

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Hotel Accomodations

If you want to come to Sedalia on Friday, there is a block of rooms being held until October 16 at the Comfort Inn, 3600 West Broadway, Sedalia, MO 65301, Phone: 660-829-5050.

The cost is $82 plus tax, single or double. Be sure to mention the League of Women Voters to get this special rate.

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LWVMO Fall Conference Registration Form
November 7, 2015 – – Sedalia, Missouri

Local League _______________________________________#_______
Names of Persons attending:
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Registration fee is $20 per person until October 23. After that date, the fee is $30.
Amount enclosed: _________________________________

Mail to:
LWVMO, 8706 Manchester Road, Suite 104, St. Louis, MO 63144

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Fall Conference

LWVMO Fall Conference

Saturday, November 7, 2015

State Fair Community College

Sedalia, MO

Details to come. Be sure to mark your calendar!

Medicaid – Day of Action

DAY OF ACTION TO CLOSE THE COVERAGE GAP
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Missouri State Capitol

Time is running out for the Missouri Legislature to act to close an insurance coverage gap for 300,000 uninsured Missourians.  Another way of saying the same thing is that without Medicaid Expansion, 700 Missourians could die unnecessary deaths in the coming year—something that may be just statistics to some people, but devastating losses for those who love and care about them.

The last in-Capitol Medicaid Expansion Action Day before the Legislature adjourns is coming soon on May 13.  Transportation will be provided from Columbia, Joplin, Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis. Lunch will also be provided.

To register or to get information about how to register on-line, call 877-383-8884.

Barbara Davis, Health Chair
League of Women Voters of Missouri

League of Women Voters of Missouri

Phone: 314-961-6869  l  Fax: 314-961-8393  l  http://www.lwvmissouri.org
8706 Manchester Road, Ste 104
St. Louis, Missouri 63144-2724