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

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

State Convention

The League of Women Voters of Missouri

62nd State Convention

May 2-3, 2015

Inn at Grand Glaize

5142 Osage Beach Parkway

Osage Beach, MO 65065

Registration begins on Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 a.m.

Opening gavel at 10:00 a.m.

Registration fee per delegate: $100 which includes two meals and all conference materials.

Contact your local League chapter president about attending either as a delegate or an observer.

For more information, contact LWVMO, 8706 Manchester Road, Suite 104, St. Louis, MO 63144. Phone # 314-961-6869.

2015 Legislative Priorities

LWVMO Legislative Priorities 2015

The League of Women Voters of Missouri supports:

— Legislative actions that promote ethical and responsible

— Voting processes that encourage all citizens to participate.

— Affordable, comprehensive health care for Missouri citizens.

— Tax policies that provide financial stability and adequate
funding for all state services.

November 2014 Ballot Issues

The League of Women Voters of Missouri
Statewide Ballot Issues – November 4, 2014

LWVMO – Recommends “Vote NO” on Amendment 3, 6 and 10

Read the rest of this entry

Look Up Your Polling Location!

This new tool, created by Google and the Pew Charitable Trust, with the cooperation of voting officials nationwide. It provides another way to find your polling place and find out where and how to register to vote.

LWVMO Fall Conference 2014


9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


9:00 Registration/Meet & Greet
9:30 Call to Order

9:45 The Elevator Speech  How to Pitch the League in One Minute

(Kathleen Farrell, Linda McDaniel)

10:45 Impact Our Communities

Local League Presidents . Local Leagues Making a Difference Panel Discussion

11:45 Lunch
Guest Speaker Bob Priddy .

Looking at the November Election and Voting Trends

Presentation of the Rachel Fitch Health Care Award

1:00 National Member Leadership (Donna Lauffer)

1:45 Push Back! Move Forward! . Our Voices in Jefferson City

2:30 Closing Remarks – President Elaine Blodgett

3:00 Adjourn

The  cost is just $25 which includes materials, break and lunch.

To register, contact your local League president or the League of Women Voters of Missouri, 8706 Manchester Rd., Suite 104, St. Louis, MO 63144. Phone number: 314-961-6869 or email to: league@lwvmissouri.org

August 2014 Ballot Issues Guide Now Available

On the August ballot this year (the same ballot as your primary election ballot), there are several important issues to vote on. The League of Women Voters has taken a stand on some ballot issues, but not others. On our Ballot Issues Guide, we have reproduced the ballot language and added explanations. When the League has chosen a side, we note this, as well. Naturally, individual League members can and do disagree on issues, but the League as a body takes positions on ballot issues after discussion and debate at our annual state conference, regarding issues touching on existing League positions and priorities at the national or state level.

No matter which political party ballot you pick up when you vote in the Missouri primary election August 5th, you will see these statewide ballot issues.  If you choose an “independent” ballot, you will only see ballot issues, not people competing to run for office.

“The Ed Fund” demystified

We’ve added a new set of documents for local Leagues to the menu that lay out rules and guidelines on the use of the League of Women Voters of Missouri Education Fund for local Leagues.  You will also find  links to printable forms for applying for and accounting for your use of “the Ed Fund.”  You’ll find the page, titled “Local League Resources,” under the “About” menu above.

Here is a direct link to the page: https://lwvmissouri.org/about/local-league-resources/