Our monthly newsletter, The VOTER, provides information on League programs and events, and updates on our advocacy efforts, among other topics.
Articles for the Voter are due the Friday after the monthly Board of Director’s meeting held on the second Tuesday of the month.
Calendar of Events
Tuesday Topics | March 5 | Noon | Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Zach Aherns, President & CEO, of the Capper Foundation will talk about the organization’s work and plans for the future in the library’s Marvin BC or attend by Zoom. You are welcome to purchase lunch from the Millennium Cafe and bring it into the meeting room. If you purchase lunch, we recommend you arrive at 11:15 a.m.
Upcoming Tuesday Topics
- April 2 – LWVTSC Annual Meeting
- May 7 – Sherman Smith (rescheduled from January)
Don’t hesitate to be an advocate! It’s important you inform legislators about your position on proposed legislation. Give them your reason why you support or do not support proposed legislation. Advocacy can be done by phone call or email – or spend time in the Statehouse and make an appointment to meet with your legislator.
Topeka-Shawnee County LWV Day at the Capitol
Members recently spent a day at the Statehouse advocating for voting rights and Medicaid Expansion. We had appointments with each of the eight Shawnee County Representatives and three Senators. Our group was able to meet and advocate with them individually to discuss these two issues. Additionally, members observed the House and Senate general session proceedings.
If you wish to become more involved in advocacy for voting rights or other League legislative priorities, email us email@example.com. A Board member will contact you.
Read more Day at the Capitol summary
Kansas LWV Day at the Capitol
The League of Women Voters Kansas will host their annual League Day at the Capitol on March 11. The day will begin at 8:45 a.m. To register and learn more details refer to the LWVK website. There is no registration charge.
Presidential Primary Preference
Presidential Preference Primary dates to remember:
- February 28 – Advance voting begins.
- March 18 – In-person advance voting ceases at Noon
- March 19 – Presidential Preference Primary election. (Advance ballots submitted by mail must be received by the close of the polls.)
Policy Activities Continue
See Documentary on Local Response to Climate Change
Local Observer Reports
February Tuesday Topics Summary
At the February Tuesday Topics LWV Johnson County member and co-chair of the committee Richard Pund and LWVTSC member Vicki Arnett discussed alternative voting methods and the LWV proposed position. Feb Tuesday Topics Summary
- The budget for 2024-2025 is under development.
- The Board voted to decline a grant from LWVUS for a spring youth voter education program due to limited interest from area high schools. We have strong support from schools for our fall program.
- LWVK Day at the Capitol will be Monday, March 11 & LWVK Annual Convention will be April 27 in Lawrence.
We will send up to three members to training provided by the Kansas Leadership Center.
State League Action Alerts & Newsletter
Stay informed of State League of Women Voters articles & news.