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
Monday, February 5, 2018
5:30-6:30pm
Mead's Corner
430 E. Douglas
Voter Service Meeting. Even if you aren't on the committee, please feel free to participate in our meetings and planning. It is a great way to meet others in our community.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
4:00-5:30pm
Panera, Central & Hillside Fundraising Committee Mtg..
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
5:30pm
Parsnipity Café
EPIC Center, 3rd Floor
League Unit Meeting: KS Water. Food 5:30pm, Program starts at 6:15pm

Visitor parking is just inside the parking garage on 2nd St. From the garage, take the stairs down to the atrium area. Go through to the elevator bank and take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. (For those that prefer not to have stairs, you may park on the 4th floor of the parking garage and take the elevator down to the third floor.)

The meal ($15.00) will be served at 5:30 pm, with the program following at 6:15 pm. If you only wish to attend the program without a meal, please RSVP and ask for a chair only (no charge). If you may be late and still plan to eat, just let Ellen know. If you need a vegetarian meal, you will need to mention that when you make your reservation. Reservations (due by Friday, Feb. 9th) can be made with Ellen Estes at (316) 218-1163 or by email at efestes@cox.net. Payment should be by check or $15 cash (changing larger bills may not be possible).

This topic of this meeting will be Water in Kansas. The League has studied water issues and had positions on water use and conservation for over 50 years. The current LWV State Study on Water is actually an update and a reconsideration of some points within the position. Please read the information attached to The February VOTER for background information. Please plan to attend to see how consensus it taken which then leads to a position.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
12:00pm
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
TUESDAY TOPICS: Hate Crimes in Kansas. Are hate crimes in Kansas on the rise?  How does Kansas compare to other states in the number of incidents?  And are there are ways to reduce these?  Micah Kubic from the ACLU of Kansas will be our speaker.  Join us for a lively discussion on this topic of vital importance.  Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters-Wichita Metro.  Doors open at 11:30 am for those who wish to bring a sack lunch; drinks are provided.  Program starts at 12:00 pm.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
12:00-1:00pm
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
3rd floor auditorium
TUESDAY TOPICS: Money in Politics. The controversial Supreme Court decision Citizens United resulted in allowing vast amounts of money being poured into political campaigns with little to no transparency. A local political scientist will speak to the topic, explaining the actual decision from the point of view of both the majority and minority of the Supreme Court and how the decision has critically impacted political campaigns in the United States.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
12:00-1:00pm
Wichita Public Library
Evergreen Branch
2601 N. Arkansas
League of Women Voters Presents: KanCare Expansion. In place of April's regularly scheduled Tuesday Topics, April's program will be a special presentation at the Evergreen Branch Library on a topic for which the League has taken a position. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to choose to expand Medicaid with the federal government paying most of the additional costs. Kansas is one of 18 states that chose not to take advantage of the expansion, leaving nearly 150,000 Kansans in health care limbo. A speaker from the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas will speak on the topic and describe how that organization is working to expand KanCare and what people can do to try to convince the Kansas legislature to expand KanCare. The room opens at 11:30am. Sack lunches are welcome; drinks will be provided.