EVENTS

This list includes events sponsored by our allies and progressive organizations.  We are lucky to have so many great organizations to stand with.

KANSAS - Democratic Primary Mail-in Ballots Delivery Begins

kansasdems.org

The Kansas Democratic Party will start sending mail-in ballots to registered Democrats in Kansas.

Transgender Day of Visibility & Resource Fair

4 - 7:30 pm

Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand, KCMO

Mid-America LBGT Chamber of Commerce

The Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Human Rights Campaign-KC are proud to co-present the sixth annual observance of the International Transgender Day of Visibility on Tuesday, March 31st at the Grand Room at Grand Street Cafe. A Transgender Resource Fair will be held from 4:00 to 7:30 pm and a Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The Transgender Resource Fair is the largest in the region, featuring over 30 exhibitors.

The International Transgender Day of Visibility is a day dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. It is a day for transgender people to stand up and be counted, and also for cis-gender people (people whose gender identity aligns with their sex at birth) to learn about and celebrate their transgender friends and family members.

A program will take place at 6:15 pm.

Light appetizers and beverages will be available. To register for this FREE event, please click on register button at the top of this page.

We hope to see you at Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31st!

2020 Census: What's at Stake?

9 - 11 am

Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212

League of Women Voters of Johnson County KS

The census lays the foundation for much of what constitutes our democracy. It affects how Kansans are represented in Congress and billions of dollars in federal funding.

In the 2010 Census, experts estimate that the population was undercounted by 1 percent. The undercount was even higher for minorities — an estimated 2.1 percent of blacks and 1.5 percent of Hispanics were not counted. A similar undercount in 2020 would result in the loss of $48 million in the Kansas City region for 16 federal programs:

Join us to find out just what's at stake with the 2020 Census and what our community is doing to ensure every person is counted.
Following this 30-minute presentation, members break up into small groups to brainstorm on:
Our get-out-the-vote efforts in 2020
Embedding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in our League
Topics for our monthly meetings

We need your input to make LWVJoCo even stronger!

Enjoy coffee and treats at 8:30 a.m.

Healthy Yards Expo

9 am - 2 pm

The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66216

League of Women Voters of Johnson County KS

An Earth-friendly home, lawn and garden event.

Moms Demand Action - MO: Northland KC Virtual Meeting

4 - 5 pm

Online/conference call - from your own home

Join us for our first virtual meeting via Zoom videoconferencing from your own home. Details will be provided after you RSVP for the meeting at this link: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/32876/signup/?akid=&source=mda-web--event-search

Moms Demand Action - KS: Johnson County Virtual Meeting

6:30 - 8 pm

Online/conference call - from your own home

Moms Demand Action - KS

Important — please RSVP here: https://every.tw/2xh2ap7 to reserve your spot and receive dial-in details. Join us for our virtual meeting on Zoom from your own home. Johnson County, Kansas volunteers are meeting to strengthen our local group and prep for the 2020 election challenges. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

All are welcome — mothers and others! Hope you can make it!

Legislative Coffee

10 - 11:30 am

Johnson County Library - Central Resource
9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

League of Women Voters of Johnson County KS

Discover what's happening in the Kansas Legislature. State representatives and senators will discuss the legislative session, followed by Q&A. You bring the questions, and we'll provide the coffee!

Legislators who have said they plan to attend:
Sens. Barbara Bollier, John Skubal; Reps.Jan Kessinger, Nancy Lusk

Moms Demand Action - KS: Wyandotte County Virtual Meeting

10 am - 12 pm

Online/conference call - from your own home

Moms Demand Action - KS

Important -- please RSVP here: https://every.tw/33OVYB3 and you'll receive the dial-in/call-in details after you register. Join us for our virtual meeting on Zoom from your own home. We will train and discuss phone banking and the upcoming elections. Bring your favorite ideas for self-care. Hope to see you then! All are welcome, mothers and others!

Your Fellow Americans Documentary & Discussion Series

6:30 pm

Kansas City Public Library, 14 W. 10th Street, KCMO

Kansas City Public Library - Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment

Your Fellow Americans documentary and discussion series began January 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Central Library.

Originally, Your Fellow Americans was an online documentary series, featuring local families from the Kansas City area. The documentary was co-produced by KCPT's Hale Center for Journalism and Brainroot Light & Sound. It discussed race, immigration and the American Dream with average Americans.

During this multiple part series, we will ponder the question, “Who are your fellow Americans?” We want you to feel encouraged to discuss the sensitive subjects of racism, prejudice and immigration in calm conversation.

We will be showing screenings on the second Monday through July.

April Health Care Lobby Day

9:45 am - 2:30 pm

Missouri State Capital, Jefferson City

Missouri Health Care for All

Join your neighbors and fellow health care advocates for a Lobby Day in Jefferson City with MHCFA! Your stories and those from people all around the state are proof that change is needed. As attacks on health care access continue, it's imperative that we make our voices heard, build relationships with legislators, and hold them accountable.

MHCFA will have carpools to Jefferson City! You can catch a ride from any of the four carpool locations closest to you, or meet us at the capitol building at 9:30 AM. We will gather there for a group brief, break into teams, and then meet with our legislators! We will have time to debrief before carpools leave to drive home at 2:30pm.

If you are not carpooling with us, please allow for at least 30 extra minutes to find parking, go through capitol security, and find the hearing room. We will begin promptly at 9:45.

Carpool Information:

St. Louis Carpool:
Dierbergs Market at Brentwood Pointe Parking Lot
8450 Eager Rd
6:45 AM
Contact Adele McKiernan: 508-745-6547

Joplin Carpool:
University Plaza Shopping Center Parking Lot (Gusano’s)
3929 E. 7th St.
6:00AM
Contact KJ McDonald: 417-396-2358

Springfield Carpool:
Scooter's Coffee
3265 E. Sunshine St.
6:45 AM
Contact Rebecca Johnson: 417-894-0690

KC Carpool:
Walmart parking lot Blue Ridge Crossing Shopping Center
11601 E US Hwy 40 Kansas City
6:45 AM
Contact Nomachot Adiang: 816-248-2391

See you in the capitol!

Souls to the Polls planning meeting

6:30 - 8 pm

St Pauls Episcopal Church, 1300 N 18th St, Kansas City, Kansas 66102

League of Women Voters of Johnson County KS

Souls to the Polls is a nonpartisan, grassroots initiative that is designed to ensure ALL voices are included at the tables of power. We have only 10 months to mobilize the vote of those who feel disenfranchised and marginalized.

Join the people-powered, Souls to the Polls Initiative to make a positive difference!

Lots of ways to get involved. Committees include:
Communication, neighborhood outreach, transportation and training

KANSAS - Democratic Primary Mail-in Last Day to Apply for a Mail-in Ballot

kansasdems.org

Understanding Missouri's School to Prison Pipeline

6 - 8 pm

Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch
4801 Main St, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

ACLU of Missouri

This event is inside of the Truman Theatre.

Join us for a screening of several short videos that highlight the school to prison pipeline. The videos capture the experiences of students, educators and families across the state.

After the viewing Justice Gatson will moderate a panel discussion on the videos and the impacts that the school to prison pipeline has on Missouri's youth. Justice will also lead us in a solutions based discussion and participants will leave the space with several concrete ways to help us dismantle the pipeline.

Sierra Club Earth Day Lobby Day

9 am - 2 pm

Missouri State Capital

Missouri Sierra Club

Join us for our third Lobby Day of the 2020 session! Come to Jefferson City to talk with your elected officials. Senators and Representatives need to know that Missourians support clean air, renewable energy and the protection of wild spaces.We will begin promptly at 9:00 am in the third floor rotunda of the State Capitol. We should be finished by 2 pm - followed by an Earth Day rally in the first floor rotunda. If you so desire, we can help arrange for you to be part of a carpool.

If you wish to attend, sign up at this link:
https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002ByaLAAS

KANSAS - Democratic Primary Mail-in Postmark Deadline

kansasdems.org

KC Black Mamas Bailout 2020

May 1 through May 10

tbd

This year Reale Justice Network & Social Justice Doulas International is teaming up with National Bail Out and a host of community organizations to bring a Black Mama's Bail Out Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City Kansas.

Join us for a week of actions as we bail out Black mamas and caregivers from jail in time for Mothers Day. More details to come as the events take shape.

KANSAS - Democratic Primary IN PERSON VOTING

10 am - 4 pm

kansasdems.org

May Health Care Lobby Day

9:45 am - 2:30 pm

Missouri State Capital, Jefferson City

Missouri Health Care for All

Join your neighbors and fellow health care advocates for a Lobby Day in Jefferson City with MHCFA! Your stories and those from people all around the state are proof that change is needed. As attacks on health care access continue, it's imperative that we make our voices heard, build relationships with legislators, and hold them accountable.

MHCFA will have carpools to Jefferson City! You can catch a ride from any of the four carpool locations closest to you, or meet us at the capitol building at 9:30 AM. We will gather there for a group brief, break into teams, and then meet with our legislators! We will have time to debrief before carpools leave to drive home at 2:30pm.

If you are not carpooling with us, please allow for at least 30 extra minutes to find parking, go through capitol security, and find the hearing room. We will begin promptly at 9:45.

Carpool Information:

St. Louis Carpool:
Dierbergs Market at Brentwood Pointe Parking Lot
8450 Eager Rd
6:45 AM
Contact Adele McKiernan: 508-745-6547

Joplin Carpool:
University Plaza Shopping Center Parking Lot (Gusano’s)
3929 E. 7th St.
6:00AM
Contact KJ McDonald: 417-396-2358

Springfield Carpool:
Scooter's Coffee
3265 E. Sunshine St.
6:45 AM
Contact Rebecca Johnson: 417-894-0690

KC Carpool:
Walmart parking lot Blue Ridge Crossing Shopping Center
11601 E US Hwy 40 Kansas City
6:45 AM
Contact Nomachot Adiang: 816-248-2391

See you in the capitol!

Your Fellow Americans Documentary & Discussion Series

6:30 pm

Kansas City Public Library, 14 W. 10th Street, KCMO

Kansas City Public Library - Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment

Your Fellow Americans documentary and discussion series began January 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Central Library.

Originally, Your Fellow Americans was an online documentary series, featuring local families from the Kansas City area. The documentary was co-produced by KCPT's Hale Center for Journalism and Brainroot Light & Sound. It discussed race, immigration and the American Dream with average Americans.

During this multiple part series, we will ponder the question, “Who are your fellow Americans?” We want you to feel encouraged to discuss the sensitive subjects of racism, prejudice and immigration in calm conversation.

We will be showing screenings on the second Monday through July.

History on Tap - The Long Road to Women's Suffrage in Kansas

7 - 8:30 pm

Town Hall at Shawnee Town 1929, 11600 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, Kansas 66203

League of Women Voters of Johnson County KS

Kansas was historically a leader in women’s rights, being just the eighth state to grant female suffrage. Yet the campaign for voting rights in Kansas required more than half a century of determined effort, as women suffered discouraging setbacks in three different statewide initiatives. How did they ultimately persuade an all-male electorate to grant them their rights? What did their long ordeal teach them about perseverance and politics? This presentation will explore the courageous individuals who took on the powerful interests opposed to electoral reform and discover other firsts that Kansas women achieved on the road to full suffrage. Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart will talk about the leading role Kansas played in the long road to the passage of the 19th amendment. This presentation is funded by Humanities Kansas.

We have a special treat this evening, unique to the 19th amendment centennial celebration scene in the Kansas City. Besides, bringing several of their local brews, Shawnee’s own Servaes Brewing Co. is creating a special Women’s Suffrage beer specifically for History on Tap. Be the first to taste “Seneca Falls!” Owned and operated entirely by women, Servaes Brewing Co. is the perfect brewery to celebrate women earning the right to vote.

Space is limited at this event, please call (913) 248-2360 to get registered and pay the $5 fee.

KANSAS - Last Day to Change Party Affiliation for Primary Election

MISSOURI - General Municipal Election Day

6 am - 7 pm

Your Fellow Americans Documentary & Discussion Series

6:30 pm

Kansas City Public Library, 14 W. 10th Street, KCMO

Kansas City Public Library - Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment

Your Fellow Americans documentary and discussion series began January 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Central Library.

Originally, Your Fellow Americans was an online documentary series, featuring local families from the Kansas City area. The documentary was co-produced by KCPT's Hale Center for Journalism and Brainroot Light & Sound. It discussed race, immigration and the American Dream with average Americans.

During this multiple part series, we will ponder the question, “Who are your fellow Americans?” We want you to feel encouraged to discuss the sensitive subjects of racism, prejudice and immigration in calm conversation.

We will be showing screenings on the second Monday through July.

Walk the Vote 2020

8 - 11 am

TBA

MainStream Coalition

Join us on Saturday, June 13th for Walk the Vote 2020. More details to come!

MISSOURI - Last Day to Register to Vote in August 4th Primaries

Your Fellow Americans Documentary & Discussion Series

6:30 pm

Kansas City Public Library, 14 W. 10th Street, KCMO

Kansas City Public Library - Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment

Your Fellow Americans documentary and discussion series began January 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Central Library.

Originally, Your Fellow Americans was an online documentary series, featuring local families from the Kansas City area. The documentary was co-produced by KCPT's Hale Center for Journalism and Brainroot Light & Sound. It discussed race, immigration and the American Dream with average Americans.

During this multiple part series, we will ponder the question, “Who are your fellow Americans?” We want you to feel encouraged to discuss the sensitive subjects of racism, prejudice and immigration in calm conversation.

We will be showing screenings on the second Monday through July.

KANSAS - Last Day to Register for Primary Election

KANSAS - Advance Voting for Primary Begins

PRIMARY ELECTION

6 am - 7 pm

MISSOURI - Last Day to Register to Vote in November 3rd General Elections

KANSAS - Last Day to Register for General Election

KANSAS - Advance Voting begins for General Election

GENERAL ELECTION

6 am - 7 pm

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