St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones updated the convention on proposed election reforms "to ensure an effective government of, by and for the people." She called Amendment 1 "a tremendous victory to clean up Missouri politics." After commending the League for its work for American democracy, she challenged delegates to block legislation now in the Missouri Senate to override voter wishes and make it easier to gerrymander. She also shared some exciting opportunities to make positive lasting changes for voters, including approval or ranked choice voting.
Metro St. Louis nominated both award winners. Catherine Stenger won the Lenore Loeb award for her voter registration efforts. Velma Bailey won the Harriett Woods Award for Exemplary Community Service for founding St. Louis Torchbearers 2, a youth development organization that offers non-school hour services to young people to train them to serve in leadership roles.
In honor of the League's centennial in 2019, the Metro St. Louis League hosted a pre-convention Suffragist Tour of Bellefontaine Cemetery. The next night, delegates and guests enjoyed What Women Wore: A League of Women Voters Centennial Fashion Show. The entertaining and informative script was written by Nichole Burgdorf and read by Rebecca Now, with fashions modeled by the volunteer board of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. For more photos, go to Events.