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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It provides a meaningful dialog on both local and global issues of increasing importance in our daily lives.
The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. League membership is not for women only - we welcome everyone.

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NPV *Dec 5, Durango Public Library 12PM - 1PM, National Popular Vote Educational Event ,
Guest Speaker, State Senator Mike Foote, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County, Bring a brown bag lunch and join us.
*click attend this event to register.

*12/18/19: 12 - 1:30PM, LWV La Plata Annual Holiday Membership meeting, Durango Community Recreation Center, stay tuned for more information...
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*1/28/2020: First Great Decisions 2020 discussion, Climate Change and the Global Order by Ronald Bee Moderator: Guinn Unger, 11:45 - 1:45 Durango Public Library
Click 2020 Great Decisions schedule for topics and how to order a briefing book.

*LWVLPC Celebrations 2019-2020

8/26/19 LWVUS: Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

Today we celebrate 99 years since women won the right to vote through the adoption of the 19th Amendment. Women's Equality Day was created on this anniversary to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality and recognize the sacrifices made by the suffragists.

As we kick off the centennial year of women winning the right to vote, we mustn't romanticize the story of the 19th Amendment. The truth is, progress towards a more perfect democracy is often messy, and the 19th Amendment did not break down voting barriers for all women--and even today, there is more work to be done.

We at the League are honoring Women's Equality Day by bridging the gap between our legacy and our destiny with She Is Me, a League-wide celebration of voting reformers from various backgrounds and experiences. Together, our collective efforts can create a more perfect democracy.

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