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Community Leaders

Mahree Skala, President
Sharon Schneeberger, Vice President
Susan Adams, Vice President
Kate Canterbury, Membership Chair

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Stories from Around the State

Voting is a fundamental right. Yet voters with disabilities face persistent barriers to casting a ballot.

Fortunately, these barriers can be challenged under Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), which requires that states allow people with disabilities to receive assistance in the voting process. 

This story was originally published by The Columbia Missourian

Marilyn McLeod’s dedication to democracy started at the public library.

She spent 25 years serving the Columbia community at the Daniel Boone Regional Library before retiring in 2011.

Retirement gave her time to look for a new way to support the community, which led her into leadership with the League of Women Voters.

The League of Women Voters of Missouri issued a joint statement with the League of Women Voters of Kansas City/Jackson-Clay-Platte Counties in response to the mass shooting at the celebratory parade for the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory.

In 2023, Leagues across the US worked diligently to achieve a remarkable number of wins in litigation, voter registration, civic engagement and education, and more. Below are 6 of our greatest accomplishments.

Jefferson City, MO — The League of Women Voters of Missouri praised a Sept. 25 judicial decision overturning the Secretary of State’s deceptive ballot language for a reproductive freedom initiative.

From January – August 2023, state legislatures nationwide passed various bills into law. While following these developments, the League noticed several important trends around voting rights and election administration.