Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.

Calendar Page, Month-at-a-Glance

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
5:00pm
Two Olives/Olive Tree
29th & Rock
Unit Meeting.

Speaker: Jan Chandler Of Safe Streets Topic: Opioid Addiction

RSVP with Ellen Estes 316-218-1163 or Efestes@cox.net

Dinner $18 (cash or check only)

Thursday, March 16, 2017
6:00 p.m., doors open at 5:30
Friends University, Davis Hall, Alumnae Auditorium
2100 W. University Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213
4th Congressional District Debate. Do you have an issue you would like the candidates to address? Here's your chance.

Attendees to 4th Congressional District Debate are asked to come prepared with WRITTEN question(s) to be asked of the candidates. Writing supplies will be available. Questions submitted will be posed to candidates by panel. This will be an informative question and answer event giving voters a clear picture of where the candidates stand on the issues Kansans care most about.

All candidates have been invited to participate in this event.

Co-sponsored by League of Women Voters - Wichita Metro and Women for Kansas - Wichita

Free Admission

QUESTIONS? Call (316) 573-5583 or send email to wichitametrolwv@gmail.com

Press Release

Handout/flier


Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:00am
St. Paul's Lutheran Church League Board Meeting.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
 
  Last Day to Register to Vote. March 21, 2017 is the deadline for registering to vote in the District 4 Congressional Race to replace Representative Pompeo, with the election taking place on April 11. Plans are in the works for a Candidates Forum for this race and when plans are firm you will be sent notification. Tentatively pencil in March 16 on your calendar.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Noon-1pm
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
TUESDAY TOPICS: Women and Homelessness.

Women who are homeless face some challenges unique to their gender. Many have faced domestic violence and have increased risk of sexual assault, some have children to support, and have few job skills which makes finding a job difficult. Sandy Swank, Homeless Services Director for Interfaith Ministries, sees these women on a daily basis. Join us as she shares information on the scope of the problem and what the need is in Wichita.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
 
  SPECIAL ELECTION.

The Special Election to replace Mr. Pompeo in District 4 will be held April 11th, deadline for registering voters is March 21st

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
6:30-7:45pm
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
Candid Conversations: Voting Rights and Racial Justice.

The League of Women Voters-Wichita Metro is working along with a dozen community organizations along with the Wichita Public Library to conduct a series of programs designed to highlight race and ethnicity, particularly in relationship to law enforcement. All events are free and open to the public.

The right to vote is a core freedom in America. However, developments in the electoral process have had an effect on voters, and those changes have racial implications. Micah Kubic, head of the Kansas American Civil Liberties Union, speaks about matters of voting rights on race.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Noon-1pm
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
TUESDAY TOPICS: Separation of Church and State.

Americans often hear the phrase "separation of Church and State" when discussing the proper role of religion in American life. Is this the proper understanding of the First Amendment, and if so, how is that carried out today? This month's speakers will be Vickie Stangl, President of the Great Plains Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Dr. Jamie Finkeldei, Associate Superintendent for the Catholic Schools in Wichita. Join us to learn more about both sides of this important issue.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
 
Topeka LWVKS State Convention.

All are urged to attend and more information will be coming.