The Mid-Missouri Civil Liberties Association will host a panel Thursday, Jan. 25 on civil liberty issues that will likely be dealt with during the 2018 session of the Missouri General Assembly. The discussion will cover topics such as LGBT issues, discrimination, reproductive rights, criminal defendants and marijuana reform.
“We think that there’s not enough attention given to civil liberties in the Missouri General Assembly,” said Dan Viets, attorney and president of the Mid-Missouri Civil Liberties Association.
The panel’s guests include Don Love of Empower Missouri, Rod Chapel, president of the Missouri NAACP, Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, Sean Whiting from Planned Parenthood, Rudi Keller of the Columbia Daily Tribune and Mark Horvit of the MU School of Journalism and the Columbia Missourian.
Attending a discussion like this is important, Love said. “The more people know about whats going on in specific legislation, the easier it is for them to judge the importance of it and to be able to relate the legislation to what their own personal experience is.”
The event will take place in the Friends Room at the Daniel Boone Regional Library this Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. and all are invited to attend.
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