Redistricting

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

The Redistricting Process Begins Kansas is currently redrawing our borders for Congressional and legislative districts. We all have a role to play to ensure fair maps represent the interests and communities of Kansans, not the political interest of legislators. Redistricting is essential and will impact our state for the next decade. However, if this process is… Read more »

Observer Corps Reports

Posted by & filed under advocacy.

Observer Corps members are the eyes and ears of the League at public. We attend virtually and hopefully soon in person, identifying ourselves as LWV Observers, to watch and report on issues related to League positions and priorities. If you can help out by reporting on Wichita City Council, Sedgwick County Commission or any other… Read more »

Observer Corps Reports

Posted by & filed under advocacy.

Government transparency is a vital part of the League’s mission. The Observer Corps is one way that Leagues promote open government on a local level. Previous reports: February 2021 March 2021 April 2021 Metropolitan Area Planning Commission WAMPO Transportation Policy Board (TPB) Meeting, April 13, 2021 Relevant issues & actions taken: $3,789,097 is available for… Read more »

High Tea Fundraiser

Posted by & filed under events.

All are invited to join us for High Tea at Cowtown, a fundraiser with a silent auction, at the Old Cowtown Museum visitor center which has a spacious hall with a beautiful patio. Tickets are required. Suffragist-era attire is encouraged but not at all compulsory. We want to enjoy each other’s company while supporting the… Read more »

Observer Corps Reports

Posted by & filed under advocacy.

Government transparency is a vital part of the League’s mission. The Observer Corps is one way that Leagues promote open government on a local level. Previous reports: February 2021 March 2021 Wichita City Council Meetings Regular City Council meetings are broadcast live on Channel 7 at 9:00 AM on Tuesdays, or you can watch live… Read more »

Observer Corps Reports

Posted by & filed under advocacy.

Government transparency is a vital part of the League’s mission. The Observer Corps is one way that Leagues promote open government on a local level. Click for previous reports. Wichita City Council Meetings Regular City Council meetings are broadcast live on Channel 7 at 9:00 AM on Tuesdays, or you can watch live or archived… Read more »

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Reading List

Posted by & filed under advocacy.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee has developed a reading list for members interested in continued learning and appreciation of DEI issues. This list was compiled based on critic reviews and other online booklists. Although it contains a variety of diverse groups and topics, it is not intended to convey every experience or issue… Read more »

Past Virtual Events

Posted by & filed under events.

While COVID-19 disrupted our event schedule, we adapted by holding many events virtually. Here’s the info with links for anyone interested in watching the recordings. March Unit Meeting: Trendy Transportation Our League’s unit meeting on March 22 was streamed through YouTube & Facebook. Our panelists were Michael McCorkle, the chair of Bike Walk Wichita Alan… Read more »

Are we ready to serve our planet?

Posted by & filed under advocacy.

Lots of U.S. Leagues already are! Non-partisan Leaguers have been hearing about the ultimate non-partisan issue: “climate change,” but what exactly is it? Climate change is THE story everyone needs to understand. If you watch the short videos below, explore the websites, and/or see what the city of Elgin IL (population 108,000) did, you will… Read more »

Observer Corps Reports

Posted by & filed under advocacy.

Government transparency is a vital part of the League’s mission since our founding in 1920. The Observer Corps is one way that Leagues promote open government on a local level. Our efforts in government transparency reinforce our reputation of fairness, nonpartisanship and trust. League members attend government meetings to learn what their government is doing… Read more »