League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri

At Forum, Group Shares Concerns on Amendment 6

Oct 26, 2016
Amendment 6 panel
Han Zhao / KSMU

“220,000 Missourians, that is a significant amount of people who would lose their access to the polling place, lose their voice, and lose their voting to choose who writes their legislation for them,” said Alex Johnson, a Drury University senior.

The statement by Johnson summarized the focus of Tuesday evening’s forum, presented by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri. The event was branded Photo ID for Voters, It’s Not So Simple, and held at Drury’s Findlay Student Center Ballroom.

Steve Fines / KSMU

Clarification on the much publicized Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) ballot measure was the goal of a Thursday evening forum in Springfield, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri.

Springfield City Attorney Dan Wichmer gave a presentation and answered questions from the audience on the provisions of ordinance number 6141. It was passed in October but then sent to the voters following a successful referendum petition.

Officials say mental health services are strong in Greene County, but funding issues continue to hamper early detection and prevent optimal care.

That’s according to Mark Stringer, director of Behavioral Health for the Missouri Department of Mental Health, who spoke at the Springfield Library Center Thursday night. His appearance came on the heels of a two year study conducted by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri examining the accessibility and affordability of mental health care for the county’s adults.


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