Making Democracy Work


Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Meadowlark Hills Community Room Annual Meeting. Join us for this opportunity to celebrate League's year and to plan for the next! LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MANHATTAN/RILEY COUNTY Annual Meeting, 11 am - 2 pm, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Meadowlark Community Room

It's time for our annual meeting! Come at 11 am and sign in. Lunch will be served at 11:30 with a salad, vegetable lasagna, and dessert. Cost is $15. Please RSVP by April 1 to Bob Kruh, or 537 4566, so we may have an accurate count for the luncheon.

Also, annual dues are payable at this time. Dues are $50 for single membership, $75 for dual. If you're not able to attend, please send your dues check to LWV, PO Box 835, Manhattan, KS 66505

Thursday, April 14, 2016
11:30 (lunch) 12:00-1:00 Program
Manhattan Public Library, Groesbeck Room 11:30 (Bring your lunch!)
12:00-1:00 Technology room
ICivics 0n-line Exploration. (Remember to pack your lunch!) Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is a passionate supporter of civic responsibility. She spearheaded an exciting learning place for citizens of all ages. This includes video games and infinite resources for children, parents, and teachers.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
11:30 Lunch, 12:00-1:00 Program
Tallgrass Tap House, Icebox Room
320 Poyntz Avenue
Influences on the Political Process. Speaker: Dr. Brianne Heidbreder, Kansas State University Associate Professor of Political Science. Dr. Heidbreder will speak about the influence of public interest initiatives on the political process and how to engage potential voters, especially first-time voters.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
9:30-11:30 (Come for coffee...program begins at 10:00)
Manhattan Public Library, Groesbeck Room Monthly Program: Transparency in Kansas Government. Mr. Tim Carpenter, Statehouse Bureau Chief for the The Topeka Capital-Journal will speak on the recent issues for transparency in our state government...for which we received a failing grade! Mr. Carpenter is co-author of a 3-part series that received accolades for in-depth reporting. Please join us!
Monday, May 16, 2016
Meadowlark Hills Board Room Board Meeting. This is the business meeting for the League. All members are welcomed.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Flint Hills Job Corps Voter Registration Table. Students, Faculty, and Community...we are excited to come to the Job Corps to register voters! If you have a cell phone, take a picture or have someone send you a picture of your birth certificate, passport, or Tribal I.D. card so we can help you to fully register.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Meadowlark Hills Community Room Legislative Wrap-up. Join us to learn from our local senators and representatives. They will inform us about the completed Kansas legislative session.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan
481 Zeandale Road, Manhattan
Voter Registration: Progressive Summerfest. The League will register voters at the UUFM celebration of Music, Community, and Nature. Please Join Us!
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Manhattan City Park Information Table and Voter Registration. Please join us at Manhattan's Juneteenth Celebration! (Volunteers needed)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Various Times
7:30-9:30 a.m.
Radina's Aggieville
Civics Plus
La Fiesta
Manhattan Public Library
Radina's Aggieville
Radina's Blue Earth (downtown)
WalMart (outside)
Hy Vee North Door
La Fiesta
5:00-6:00 pm
Boys and Girls Club
League Voter Registration. Start your registration now so you can vote in the primaries!
Friday, July 1, 2016
  No Board Meeting, Lunch with League, or General Meeting in July. July is the one month of the year when we don't schedule League activities. We will be back in full swing in August!
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
At your polling place (check at Primary Election Tuesday. Advance voting open now. Choose the candidates for your party who will be on the November ballot. Advance voting is now open at the Riley County Courthouse. On August 2, you need to go to your personal polling place. You can find out if you are completely registered and find your polling place here.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
9:30-11:30 (Coffee at 9:30, Program at 10:00)
College Avenue United Methodist Church Coffee and Conversation with Local Leaders. Please join us for a round-table discussion with our City Commission members, the Riley County Commission, and the USD 383 Board of Education. In addition, Robert Ott, Director of Public Works, willgive a short presentation on the Sales Tax Ballot Question.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Arrow Coffee, 1800
MHKVotes Trivia Event Social. Join the Young Voters Group in their Voter's Trivia Night for fun, light prizes, and tons of info.
Thursday, September 15, 2016-Friday, September 16, 2016
Manhattan City Park Purple Power Play in the Park Voter Registration. The LWV will take part in this community celebration. We will hand out materials and register voters. Volunteers are needed! More information at the PPPoyntz website
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
various times
Boys' and Girls' Club 4:00-6:00pm
LaFiesta 11:30 - 1:30pm
LaFiesta 4:30-7:30 pm
Hy Vee North door 4:30-7:00pm
K-State University various times
Manhattan Area Tech College 11:00-1:30pm
Manhattan High School lunch hour
Manhattan Library 11:30-1:30pm
Manhattan Library 4:00-6:30pm
Radina's Blue Earfh 11:30-1:30pm
Radina's Aggieville 7:30-9:30am
Radina's Aggieville 11:30-1:30pm?
Varsity Donut Shop 7:30-9:30am
Walmart outside 11:30-2:00pm
Walmart outside 4:00-7:00pm
National Voter Registration Day!. Celebrate our right to a democratic voice! Join League and Friends across the country in our national day of voter registration. Volunteers needed for non-partisan help. It will be a great day!
Friday, September 30, 2016-Saturday, October 1, 2016
Triangle Park Aggiefest! MHKVotes voter registration table. Come register before October 18! (Last day to register for the November election)
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Forum Hall, Kansas State University MHKVotes Mock Debate. Our Kansas State student event, a mock debate! (More information to follow)
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Lecture hall at the Fire Station Headquarters at Kimball & Denison Avenues LWV Candidate Forums: Riley County Commission District 3, Kansas House 51 & 66, and State BOE District 6. Who will get your vote this November? Our local candidates will be joining us to let us know where they stand on crucial local issues. Come to be informed! Candidates invited to participate: Riley County Commission District 3; Kansas House Districts 51 & 66; and State Board of Education District 6. The forum will begin at 2pm and will be aired live on 1350KMAN(This forum will also be broadcast on KMAN)
Saturday, October 15, 2016
College Avenue United Methodist Church League Day (Members Event). Join with League Members Across the State! Join us for a day of updates. What are the latest news at the state level? What issues do we need to consider before election day? What is happening in League across the country? Registration here.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
County Clerk's office
110 Courthouse Plaza
Manhattan, Kansas
Last Day To Register. Do at Courthouse, not on-line.. Last Day To Register! Register in person at the County Clerk's office. (Please note: It takes time to process the on-line state registrations, so do this locally and in person at this last date.)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Riley County Courthouse (and Possibly Kansas State University) Advance Voting Begins. You may vote a complete ballot in advance of the General Election. Be sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
11:30-12:30 (Program begins at 11:30)
Little Apple Brewing Company, West Loop Shopping Center, 1110 Westloop Pl, Manhattan, KS 66502 Lunch With League: Judiciary Issues, Former Governor John Carlin. Why do we need an Independent Judiciary? What are the crucial issues we need to know before we vote? Please join us as the former governor of Kansas, Dr. John Carlin, shares his insight and answers our questions.
Friday, November 4, 2016
lunch series
Staley School of Leadership, Leadership Studies, Kansas State University Voter Readiness, Center for Engagement and Community Development and MHKVotes. Luncheon series with the Center for Engagement and Community Development. The MHKVotes committee will join this day for a program on Voter Readiness. (Note: Voter registration has closed by this date for the November election.)
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
At your polling place (Check at: General Election. Exercise your right to vote! Elect your leaders at local, state, and federal levels. You may vote in advance and request an absentee ballot, but after today, it is too late!
Thursday, January 19, 2017
11:30 am (lunch) 12:00-1:00 pm Presentation
Little Apple Brewery, Westloop Plaza The Electoral College with Dr. Joseph Unekis. Lunch with League:

The Electoral College: What is it? Why is it? How does it work?

Dr. Joseph Unekis will be our speaker on his favorite area of expertise, the Electoral College. After the election, we have been deluged with questions about this system and Dr. Unekis is ready to answer our questions. Please join us to learn the reasons for and operation of this essential piece of the presidential election.

(Lunch, if you wish to order, will be $9, which includes a choice of dishes, drink, and gratuity. It will be easiest if you have cash or check for this amount.)

We will continue to use this site and the third Thursday of the month for this year's Lunch with League.

January 19, 11:30 (lunch) 12:00-1:00 Presentation Place, Little Apple Brewery, Westloop.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
1-3 p.m., reception to follow
Topeka Capitol South Steps (Stay tuned for more information. Kansas League Members plan to march together.) Women's March in Topeka. In solidarity with the National Women's March, League Members will be marching in Topeka Saturday, January 21, 1-3pm. Details here "This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports women's rights are welcome:

- Women & Girls & Femmes & GNC

- Men & Boys

- Families

- People of Color

- Immigrants

- LGBTQ Community

- People with Disabilities

- Climate Change Advocates

- ALL religious communities

- Anyone else who wants to come out in support!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
2:00 pm
Meadowlark Hills Living Room Conversation on Education Consensus. State League is updating our position on Funding of Education in Kansas. We are meeting to discuss the consensus questions. These questions have been sent to members via email and posted LWV Kansas website. We hope you can join us for this event.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
11:30 - 1:00 pm (program at 12 pm)
Little Apple Brewery Meeting Room
Westloop Shopping Center
Lunch with League: Funding of Education in Kansas and Aaron Estabrook, 383 Board of Education. Please join us as Aaron Estabrook shares current issues facing our district. We will also be discussing our consensus questions on the LWVKansas School Finance Study.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
11:30 - 1:00 pm (program at 12 pm)
Little Apple Brewery back room Lunch with League. Status of Expanding Medicaid in Kansas Sheldon Weisgrau, Director of Health Reform Resource Project, is speaking about the current status of expanding Medicaid in Kansas.