PARTICIPATE AND LEARN

This list includes events sponsored by our allies and progressive organizations.  We are lucky to have so many great organizations to stand with.  If you have any questions about these events, please don't hesitate to reach out.  An IKC volunteer will be back in touch as soon as we can.

Moms Demand Action - MO: Kansas City Virtual Meeting

7 - 8 pm

Kansas City MO

Moms Demand Action - MO

Join us via Zoom to discuss state legislation, the upcoming local, state, and national elections, and our gun sense candidates! RSVP here to get the Zoom link the day of the meeting: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/36440/signup/?akid=&source=mdmo_event-search

Candidate Forum: Johnson County District Attorney

4:30 pm

League of Women Voters of Johnson County KS

Register in advance for this free virtual candidate forum: http://bit.ly/jocoda2020

Our democracy works best when citizens are informed and active. Take time to learn about the candidates currently running for the Johnson County Johnson County District Attorney, Dist. 10 and important issues surrounding this race. The two candidates running for the one available seat are expected to attend.

Tuesday, September 22 at 4:30 pm | Zoom
Candidates: Steve Howe, Zach Thomas
Moderators: Haile Sims, Advocacy and Awareness Group: Johnson County and Kendall Seal, ACLU Kansas

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email one or two days before the event containing information about joining the meeting.

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Johnson County, Mainstream Coalition, Advocacy and Awareness Group: Johnson County, ACLU Kansas, Johnson County Latina Leadership Network, and NEJC Chamber.

Moms Demand Action - MO: Winning Wednesdays

6:30 - 8 pm

Online event

Moms Demand Action - MO

Please join us on Wednesday evenings between now and November 3 for a statewide Moms Demand Action Virtual Phone Bank for gun sense candidates at the federal and state levels. Simply register below for each Winning Wednesday you are available. You'll receive an email on the day of the phone bank with a link to join our Zoom call. Training is provided at the start, and trainers remain on the call for any follow up questions. This will be a fun atmosphere with music, fellow Moms supporters, and lots of support! Register here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/36540/signup/

Understanding Missouri's School to Prison Pipeline

6 - 8 pm

Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO 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.

100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment - 29th Annual Torch Event

6 - 7:30 pm

Online

Greater KC Women's Political Caucus

100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment &
The Long March for Equal Rights for All
29th Annual Torch Event

Please join us online for a evening of entertainment, awards, and a special video to learn about the struggle to achieve voting rights, and the journey we have to complete our work.

Proceeds go to our 2020 endorsed candidates.

The Changing Landscape of US Immigration Law & Policy

6 - 8 pm

Kansas City Public Library - Refugee & Immigrant Services and Empowerment

Recent numbers suggest that Greater Kansas City is home to more than 135,000 immigrants. Decades of change to U.S. immigration policy have impacted our communities in a myriad of ways.

Join American Public Square at Jewell for our third program in the Donnelly Series, presented in partnership with RISE and the KC Public Library, where we will review the history and present state of U.S. Immigration Law & Policy.

Our expert panel will address key topics including changes in asylum process and public benefit rules, U.S. border policy and the future of the DACA program. We will look at data about the role immigrants play in building communities, discuss the impacts of the changing legal landscape, and take a look at how KC residents are responding.

For more information and to register visit: https://americanpublicsquare.org/event/immigration/

From West to East: Viewing Missouri's School to Prison Pipeline Up Close

6 - 8 pm

ACLU of Missouri

This is a screening of several short videos that captures footage from Western and Eastern Missouri that highlights the school to prison pipeline that affects many students and their families. After the viewing Justice Gatson will moderate a panel discussion with Lisa Benson, the reporter in the video series, Cecil Wattree, a youth mental health expert, and several other invested community members. We will discuss highlights of the video and the impacts that the school to prison pipeline has on Missouri's youth. We also have a solutions-based discussion and participants will leave the space with several concrete ways to help us dismantle the pipeline to injustice.

Moms Demand Action - MO: Eastern Jackson County Virtual Meeting

7 - 8 pm

Blue Springs, MO

Moms Demand Action - Missouri

Join us to help elect a gun sense majority in November. We will discuss the upcoming elections and Suicide Awareness month. RSVP to receive a zoom link the day before the meeting: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/36581/signup/?akid=&source=mdmo_event-search

Vote for Our Planet

6:30 - 8 pm

Missouri Sierra Club

The upcoming November Election may be one of the most important elections in U.S. history. The environment and our democracy are being attacked-not only at the federal level, but also but the politicians in Jefferson City. We have a duty to our planet, our country, and our great state to stand for clean air, clean water, healthy communities, and an intact, equitable democracy. Are you ready to join our fight for democracy and our planet?

Join the Missouri Sierra Club on Thursday, September 24 from 6:30PM - 8:00PM for a virtual meeting to learn about our role in electing pro-environmental candidates across the state. We will also partner with community leaders to learn how to safely cast your ballot amid COVID-19, and how we can crush the dirty, deceptive, and deceitful ballot measure, Amendment 3.

RSVP HERE: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000001b5DIAAY&mapLinkHref=

Equity in Virtual/Hybrid Learning

7 - 8 pm

Online with Facebook Live

SURG KC - Showing Up for Racial Justice, Kansas City

In one way or another, every family with school-aged kids is taking on new challenges this year. Students and parents in this Facebook Live will discuss the way this pandemic has exacerbated issues of inequity in their schools, the ways they see their districts responding to calls made by Black Lives Matter, and strategies they are using to advocate for racial equity in their schools.

Register to Vote at iTAP!

3 - 6 pm

International Tap House - Crossroads, 18th and Oak, Kansas City, MO 64108

League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Platte & Clay Counties; International Tap House - Crossroads

Do you still need to register to vote? Or update your address or name? Maybe find out info on absentee an mail in ballots? Or are you looking for some resources for researching candidates?

We've got you covered!

We're welcoming League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Platte & Clay Counties for an afternoon of all things VOTING!

And when you stop by to register or find out more info on voting, enter to win some awesome branded brewery giveaways (we'll post more on this later!)

All you need to bring is your DRIVERS LICENSE and LAST 4 DIGITS OF YOUR SOCIAL! (and your friends that need to register still)

Remember, this is an A-Political event aimed to increase registered votes and educate on the voting process.

Essential: The Annual NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri Gala

5 - 6:15 pm

Online

NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri

Though we will miss being together on one of our favorite nights of the year, Saturday, September 26th beginning at 5 pm is still the biggest night for reproductive freedom advocates to join together—from the safety of our own homes.

This was the year they said the quiet part out loud: that abortion wasn't essential. Extremist anti-abortion Republicans across the country exploited a national health crisis to undermined access to abortion. But we never stopped fighting back.

Because abortion is essential. Birth control is essential. Reproductive freedom is ESSENTIAL.

We're celebrating time-sensitive, life-saving, essential healthcare with this year's Gala. NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri and our supporters have been protecting reproductive health care for over 50 years and we won't let anything stop Missourians from getting the care they need and deserve.

AIRR Volunteer Network Meeting

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Online

Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation (AIRR)

ICE detentions are still happening. This month, join us as we host a training on how to prepare bond packets and post a bond.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdOuqrT8rHtz6D3HK1JeJpHgpJSlCifBF

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Kansas City March for Medicaid

6 pm

Kansas Poor People's Campaign: a National Call for Moral Revival

We have to stay in the streets!
Join Kansas Poor People’s Campaign and partners for our statewide week of action: Medicaid Marches!

The Kansas City Medicaid March will be part of a statewide week of marches across KS and across the country with the Nonviolent Medicaid Army.
Masks are a necessity for marching and we will be following strict safety and social distancing protocols.

Candidate Forum: Johnson County Board of Commissioners

4:30 pm

League of Women Voters of Johnson County KS

Register in advance for this free virtual candidate forum: http://bit.ly/jocobocc2020

Our democracy works best when citizens are informed and active. Take time to learn about the candidates currently running for the Johnson County Board of Commissioners, and important issues surrounding these races.

Six candidates are running for three available seats: Jeff Meyers and Rob Patterson (District 2), Charlotte O’Hara and Stacy Obringer-Varhall (District 3), and Mike Brown and Shirley Allenbrand (District 6). Only the three candidates listed below responded to our invitation to participate, despite repeated requests.

Tuesday, September 29 at 4:30 pm | Zoom
Candidates: Jeff Meyers (District 2), Stacy Obringer-Varhall (District 3), and Shirley Allenbrand (District 6).
Moderators: Amanda Vega-Mavec, Johnson County Latina Leadership Network, and Amber Stenger, League of Women Voters of Johnson County

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email one or two days before the event containing information about joining the meeting.

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Johnson County, Mainstream Coalition, Advocacy and Awareness Group: Johnson County, ACLU Kansas, Johnson County Latina Leadership Network, and NEJC Chamber.

Moms Demand Action - MO: Winning Wednesdays

6:30 - 8 pm

Online event

Moms Demand Action - MO

Please join us on Wednesday evenings between now and November 3 for a statewide Moms Demand Action Virtual Phone Bank for gun sense candidates at the federal and state levels. Simply register below for each Winning Wednesday you are available. You'll receive an email on the day of the phone bank with a link to join our Zoom call. Training is provided at the start, and trainers remain on the call for any follow up questions. This will be a fun atmosphere with music, fellow Moms supporters, and lots of support! Register here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/36540/signup/

Statewide Know Your Rights Training for Students and Parents

6 - 9:30 pm

ACLU of Missouri

What happens if I get into trouble at school? What if I’m accused of something that I didn’t do? Do I have to talk to the resource officer if they ask me questions? Can I be questioned without my parents or guardian present? What can parents do if their child is suspended from school or faces school discipline? This event is a workshop to engage with students and parents about their rights in a school setting.

Justice our KC organizer will also be going over voting rights in Missouri. Rsvp: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/22612?source=homepage&akid=

Action - NOT Excuses Virtual Rally for Workers

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Online

Missouri Jobs with Justice

Workers are the backbone of Missouri - and our Senators are not stepping up to support us. Join me for the Virtual Rally for Missouri Workers! Workers, unions of working people, and all who support them are coming together to demand support of the HEROES Act. Distance will not keep us apart - because together - we win.

To join us - you must RSVP HERE: bit.ly/MoHEROES (case sensitive) to receive the Zoom login info.

Candidate Forums: District Attorney, State Board of Ed, BOCC

5 - 8 pm

Online with Facebook Live

Shawnee Mission Post

The Shawnee Mission Post this fall is hosting a series of candidate forums for political races in Johnson County that will be streamed on our Facebook page. Forums for the Johnson County District Attorney, Kansas State Board of Education District 2, and Board of County Commissioners District 2 races are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, Sept. 30: Johnson County District Attorney; Kansas State Board of Education District 2; Board of County Commissioners District 2

• 5:15 p.m.: JoCo District Attorney, Steve Howe and Zach Thomas
• 6:15 p.m.: State Board of Education, District 1, Benjamin Hodge and Melanie Haas
• 7 p.m.: Board of County Commissioners, District 2 Jeff Meyers and Rob Patterson

Voting Protections and Election Preparedness: What We're Learning from COVID-19

9 - 10:30 am

League of Women Voters of Johnson County KS

How has the pandemic changed elections in 2020 and beyond? What can we do to overcome voting hurdles? How can we boost voter confidence and turnout? We are all equal at the ballot box but only if we vote.
Join us for a discussion with voting rights experts about these and other important issues affecting voters and our election security at the local, state and national levels.
Free and open to the public. Advance registration required.
Panelists:

Connie Schmidt, Johnson County Election Commissioner

Nadine Johnson, Executive Director, ACLU of Kansas

Jessica Jones Capparel, LWV Policy & Legislative Affairs Senior Manager

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

Moms Demand Action - MO: Winning Wednesdays

6:30 - 8 pm

Online event

Moms Demand Action - MO

Please join us on Wednesday evenings between now and November 3 for a statewide Moms Demand Action Virtual Phone Bank for gun sense candidates at the federal and state levels. Simply register below for each Winning Wednesday you are available. You'll receive an email on the day of the phone bank with a link to join our Zoom call. Training is provided at the start, and trainers remain on the call for any follow up questions. This will be a fun atmosphere with music, fellow Moms supporters, and lots of support! Register here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/36540/signup/

Mainstream Live Election 2020: KS Board of Education/Education

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Mainstream Coalition

Join us for our ongoing Mainstream Live series of discussions leading up to the 2020 General Election. Election 2020: Kansas Board of Education/Education: A discussion with panelists Janet Waugh, Vice Chair, KSBOE District 1, Dr. Cindy Lane, Co-Chair KS Governor's Council on Education/former Superintendent KCK Public Schools and Mark Farr, President KNEA as they discuss the 2020 Kansas BOE/and issues affecting Kansas schools and school children leading up to the General Election. They'll discuss the critical issues we should be considering as we go to the polls.

League of Women Voters KC Monthly Meeting

9:30 - 11:30 am

Second Presbyterian Church, 318 E. 55 Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

League of Women Voters of Kansas City/Jackson-Platte-Clay Counties

Registration is not required.

Show Me Equality

7 - 8:30 pm

PROMO

An Evening to Celebrate the Resilience of Missouri’s LGBTQ Community

Join PROMO for a fully virtual event as we showcase the talent, perseverance, and commitment to justice and equality from across the Show Me State. This hour long event will include cocktail mixing with Grape & Barry, musical performances, guest appearances, testimony from one of our star trans storytellers, highlights from the past year, and a preview of 2021 from PROMO's new Executive Director, Stephen Eisele!

Following the event, stay tuned in for music mixed by DJ Jillian from 8 to 8:30 pm!

Jenny Garmon on the 2020 Census: Issues and Challenges

10 - 11 am

League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Platte & Clay Counties

Jenny Garmon is the Legal and Government Information Specialist for the Kansas City Public Library. She will speak on Census issues.

Gun Violence: Going Beyond Thoughts and Prayers

9 am - 12:30 pm

Heartland Coalition Against Gun Violence

7th Annual Community Forum (Virtual)

Gun Violence: Going Beyond Thoughts and Prayers

After a gun tragedy, thoughts and prayers for the victims come easily and predictably. Never, however, can they be an effective substitute for the hard work of collaboration, action and change.

Hear proactive local leaders from the business, government and faith community discuss what important steps they’re taking that go beyond thoughts and prayers in preventing gun violence.

Register and purchase tickets here: https://moksgagv.wildapricot.org/event-3851059

KANSAS - Last Day to Register for General Election

The Event (Virtual)

6 - 7:30 pm

Planned Parenthood Great Plains

Celebrate 85 years of Planned Parenthood Great Plains!

Join us virtually on this special evening of inspiration at THE event, featuring a conversation on sexual and reproductive health between former U.S. Senator and reproductive rights champion Claire McCaskill with screenwriter and University of Kansas professor Kevin Wilmott.

The evening will include dynamic dialogue, emceed by local playwright, director, and actor Ron Megee, exploring the importance of protecting access to care during a global health crisis.

THE event raises critical funds to ensure that Planned Parenthood Great Plains continues to provide more than 20,000 patient visits annually at our four health centers in the Greater Kansas City area.

Sponsorships and general tickets are available now.

KANSAS - Advance Voting begins for General Election

Moms Demand Action - MO: Winning Wednesdays

6:30 - 8 pm

Online event

Moms Demand Action - MO

Please join us on Wednesday evenings between now and November 3 for a statewide Moms Demand Action Virtual Phone Bank for gun sense candidates at the federal and state levels. Simply register below for each Winning Wednesday you are available. You'll receive an email on the day of the phone bank with a link to join our Zoom call. Training is provided at the start, and trainers remain on the call for any follow up questions. This will be a fun atmosphere with music, fellow Moms supporters, and lots of support! Register here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/36540/signup/

Housing Comes First: Why We Must Solve our Affordable Housing Crisis

1 - 2:30 pm

Empower Missouri

Join Empower Missouri for our next Empowering You Webinar as we discuss local, state and national housing policy. Our panelists will also give us timely updates on the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in Missouri.

Register for FREE on our website!

https://empowermissouri.org/events/housing-comes-first-why-we-must-solve-our-affordable-housing-crisis/

Moms Demand Action - MO: Northland KC Virtual Meeting

4 - 5 pm

Kansas City MO

Moms Demand Action - MO

Join fellow gun sense supporters from your computer or mobile device. We will talk about our group's volunteer and upcoming election work in the community and how you can get involved. We will also hear from some of our local Gun Sense Candidates. RSVP to receive the meeting details via email the morning of the meeting. https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/35197/signup/?akid=&source=mdmo_event-search

Missouri Organize to Win Statewide Monthly Meeting

7 pm

Show Me Our Revolution

Missouri Organize to Win Statewide Monthly Meeting

RSVP here https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/278558/

Moms Demand Action - MO: Winning Wednesdays

6:30 - 8 pm

Online event

Moms Demand Action - MO

Please join us on Wednesday evenings between now and November 3 for a statewide Moms Demand Action Virtual Phone Bank for gun sense candidates at the federal and state levels. Simply register below for each Winning Wednesday you are available. You'll receive an email on the day of the phone bank with a link to join our Zoom call. Training is provided at the start, and trainers remain on the call for any follow up questions. This will be a fun atmosphere with music, fellow Moms supporters, and lots of support! Register here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/36540/signup/

Moms Demand Action - MO: Winning Wednesdays

6:30 - 8 pm

Online event

Moms Demand Action - MO

Please join us on Wednesday evenings between now and November 3 for a statewide Moms Demand Action Virtual Phone Bank for gun sense candidates at the federal and state levels. Simply register below for each Winning Wednesday you are available. You'll receive an email on the day of the phone bank with a link to join our Zoom call. Training is provided at the start, and trainers remain on the call for any follow up questions. This will be a fun atmosphere with music, fellow Moms supporters, and lots of support! Register here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/36540/signup/

15th Annual Transformation Event: Building a Beloved Community

6 - 9 pm

Municipal Auditorium

MORE2

October 29th, 2020 6:00-9:00PM
Two Options: IP (In Person Tickets at the LIVE event for $100) OR
Host a watch party: Curbside/ Catered Party-In-A-Box (pick-up at 1 of 5 metro locations) @ $35 PER PERSON
Keynote: LISA BENSON & Honorees: Judy Morgan; Johnny Waller, Jr.; Tom Porto; and Jim Terrones
BUY NOW at www.more2.org
You can join us YOUR WAY! The live event includes DJ, Dancing, Distancing, and Dinner! If you choose the
Watch Party, you can have as many guests as you like, dine on the same quality food, and watch our program
LIVE at home. All you need to host a party is an oven (warm your meals) and internet access (watch the live
event with us) and we provide EVERYTHING else you need, for $35 per person (veg/ gluten free options).

GENERAL ELECTION

6 am - 7 pm

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