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We are the League of Women Voters of Johnson County, Kansas (located in the Greater Kansas City metro area).  We hold monthly meetings with informational programs in September, October, November, January, February, March, and April at 9 a.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church (lower level Charter Hall), 9948 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS.  Social time begins at 8:30 a.m. The public is always welcome.   Monthly programs are posted on YouTube within 5 days.

September 2:  Testimony opposing the purge of over 30,000 voter applications

Marge Ahrens, Co-president of the League of Women Voters of Kansas, presented testimony on the Kansas Secretary of State’s proposal to purge 30,000 + voter applications deemed “in suspense.”

  • The League disapproves of the SOS plan to remove from the registration list all those citizens whose applications are incomplete at the end of 90 days.
  • The League maintains that there are economic impacts to the removal from the “incomplete” or “suspense” lists of persons who attempted to register to vote in Kansas since January 1, 2013.
  • The League believes that the incomplete or suspense list, which is greater than the population of thirteen first class Kansas cities.
  • For all of these reasons, the League is opposed to this proposed regulation. This regulation will further interfere with efforts to register persons on the incomplete list.     Read complete testimony:


 2015-2016 Calendar

September 12:  Mental Health Issues     

View on YouTube  We’re All in This Together: Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) – Sept. 12, 2015

“We’re All in This Together: Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)”   Learn how the CIT model encourages communities, families, law enforcement officers, and mental health professionals to work together.


  • Tim DeWeese, Director, Johnson County  Mental Health
  • The Honorable Kevin Moriarty, Johnson County District Judge, Division #14
  • Corporal Ken Whiteside, Leawood Police, Vice-Chair Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
  • Jackie Chapman, Director of Special Education, Shawnee Mission Schools.

October 3:  Education Options in Johnson County.   As our League prepares to update our Position on Education, we present a panel of educators to provide background information on various options for K-12 education.  View on YouTube:

  • Dr. Christy Ziegler, Shawnee Mission Schools, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dr. Dale Dennis, Deputy Commissioner, State Board of Education
  • Cassandra Barton, Head of School, Insight School
  • Todd Kangas, President, Midwest Parent Educators

November 7: Out on a Limb: Three Branches of Government How are “checks and balances” working in Kansas? 


We look forward to seeing you!


December 5:  Holiday Social at Sylvester Powell Community Center, 6200 Martway in Mission from 2-4 p.m.


January 9:  Propgram Planning for 2016


February 6:


March 6:


April 2:


May 7:  Annual Meeting and Brunch









School Funding Facts of Life [Video]
Moderator: Cindy Neighbor
Panelists: Marlin Berry, Olathe School Superintendent;  Jim Hinson, Shawnee Mission School Superintendent; Melissa Rooker, Kansas State Rep.

JoCo in the Know Forum, March 18, 2015
The Status of Mental Health Services in Johnson County:

Moderator: Jill Quigley, League member and former KS state representative

  • Tim DeWeese, Executive Director, Johnson County Health Department
  • Kyle Kessler, Executive Director, Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas
  • Jason Hess, Executive Director, Heartland Regional Alcohol & Drug Assessment Center (RADAC)
  • Sharon Manson, Member of The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Johnson County
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 What does the League do?

  •    We educate citizens about issues, legislation and candidates.
  •    We encourage individual participation in the political process.
  •    We inform through in-depth, objective study.
  •    We monitor local, state and national government bodies and activities.
  •    We register voters.
  •    We sponsor candidate debates and public issue forums.

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