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We are the League of Women Voters of Johnson County, Kansas (located in the Greater Kansas City metro area).  Monthly meetings are held on most first Saturdays 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 welcome.

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February 7, 2015 General Meeting

Coping with Tax Cuts: Johnson County’s New Normal

Recent headlines such as “Tornadic budget cuts” and “Kansas Revenue Short $1 Billion” grab our attention. But how will these tax cuts impact Johnson County?   How will our excellent library system deal with funding issues?  How will services to senior citizens be maintained?

Moderator:  Stephanie Sharp

Panelists:

  • Patti Rule, Commission on Aging
  • Sean Casserle,  Johnson County Library
  • Hannes Zacharias, Johnson County Administrator

The panel presentation will conclude with an audience Q & A, followed by informal Roundtable Wrap-up discussions.

We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday, February 8           Film about Fracking

Groundswell

The Justice and Witness Committee of Colonial UCC Church and the Johnson County League of Women Voters are co-sponsoring a screening followed by a discussion with Mark Lichty, Executive Producer.  This film is a transcendent tale of epic proportions where ordinary people are making a choice to stand up and protect their community’s and children’s future.

Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures captures the passion and courage of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation.  They stand together, challenging a system that promotes profit over health.  We meet mothers, fathers, scientists, doctors, farmers and people from all sides of the political spectrum taking a hard stand against energy extraction techniques not proven to be safe.  With the oil and gas industry’s thrust to expand fracking seen as a moral and civil rights issue, this provocative film documents a people’s movement, a groundswell rising.

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