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EVENTS ARCHIVE: 2009

Review —2009 Speakers and Activities:

Paul Johnson Mike Hayden, Topeka Riverfront Project Jeffrey Jackson, Washburn School of Law
JAN--Paul Johnson "The 2009 Legislative Session"
FEB--Mike Hayden "Topeka Riverfront Project"
MAR--Jeffrey Jackson "The Electoral College"
Dr. Terry Sandlin Nancy Jackson
APR.--Annual Meeting 2009 See photos, below.
MAY--Dr. Terry Sandlin “Realities and Absurdities in School Consolidation”
JUN--Nancy Jackson
“The Land Institute’s Climate and Energy Project”

Norton Boneparte Vic Miller
Judy and Don Moler
JUL--Norton Boneparte “Consolidation Issues: City Perspective”
AUG--Vic Miller “Consolidation Issues: County Perspective”
SEPT-- Judy/ Don Moler
“Kansas Legislative Issues”

Dr. Brenda Diedrich Ann Mah, Lana Gordon, and Laura Kelly

NOV--Rep. Ann Mah,
Rep. Lana Gordon,
Sen. Laura Kelly
“Government Issues”
See also TCJ article.

In grateful memory:
Pat StinsonPat Stinson, LWV-TSC member who died
Nov. 18, 2009
Read Pat's obituary

Memorial Service
January 12, 10:30 AM
First Congregational Church
1701 SW Collins, Topeka

OCT-- Dr. Brenda Diedrich
“Furthering Public Education”

Dale Dennis
DEC--Dale Dennis
“Public School Budget Crisis ”

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The League of Women Voters of the United States announces the launch of Safeguarding U.S. Democracy: A Quest for a More Diverse Judiciary, a two-year, statewide campaign focusing on the importance of diversity in ensuring fair and impartial courts, starting in the state of Kansas.  According to the 2008 report from The Brennan Center, Improving Judicial Diversity, most judiciaries do not reflect the diversity in their states—and Kansas is no exception.  In pursuit of this goal and in conjunction with a diverse coalition of partners, Leagues across Kansas will develop and implement strategies for education and advocacy, such as community forums, town hall meetings, events at local law schools, and meetings with appointed and elected officials.

Quest for a More Diverse JudiciaryThe project kicked off with a public forum on Saturday, October 17, in Topeka, featuring the Honorable Rebecca Love Kourlis, Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. Together with the League of Women Voters of Kansas and eight local Leagues across the state, they tackled the question: “Does the Kansas Judiciary reflect the diversity of our state? If not, why not?” A preconference reception was held at the Brown vs. the Board of Education Historical site in Topeka. 

View a slide show wrap-up of this event, directly below.

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Safeguarding U.S. Democracy:
The Quest for a More Diverse Judiciary

A kick-off event was held in Topeka, KS, on October 17, 2009. A public forum featured the Honorable Rebecca Love Kourlis, Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. Together the League of Women Voters of Kansas and eight local Leagues across the state, focused on the question: “Does the Kansas Judiciary reflect the diversity of our state? If not, why not?” A preconference reception was held at the Brown vs. the Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka.

NOTE: State League members will recognize many familar faces in the slide show, left.

Read about this Judicary Study.


  Local League Guest Night, Washburn University
October 29, 2009
LWVTSC
Membership Event

Wrap-up details to come.

left: Paula Doress-Worters, editor of Mistress of Herself: Speeches and Letters of Ernestine Rose, Early Women's Rights Leader, —here with LWVTSC member Diana Siegal

Annual Lowman Hill Elementary School elections were held in October, 2009,
including a day of voter registration, a primary election,
and a general election for student "Mayor" of the school.


ANNUAL MEETING: APRIL 7, 2009

Presenting at the LWV-TSC Annual Meeting, April 7, 2009
Reminiscencing testimonitals, LWV-TSC
Listening and discussing
Review of archived materials, LWV-TSC

Georgia receives gift of scarf from Gwen Georgia, Brenda and Gwen read League poem Outgoing president Georgia Sandlin presides at annual meeting Remembering Gwen Elloitt, remembering Joe Sargent, remembering Jan Waide, remembering Pat Stinson, remembering Patty Pressman, remembering Betsy Rohleder, remembering Charlotte Adair, remembering Diana Siegal, remembering Ruth Wilkin, remembering Gwen Elliott, incoming League president listeners chatting afterwards

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