Making Democracy Work

Promoting Democracy in Southwest Colorado

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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*Upcoming candidate and ballot issue events

  • Sept 30, 2019: Pine River Library Ballot Issue (6A), Bayfield School Board Candidate Forum, Bayfield Town Hall, 1199 Bayfield Parkway, Bayfield, CO., 5:30PM - 7:30PM, sponsored by The League of Women Voters of La Plata County.

  • Oct 3, 2019: Ballot Issues Forum and Vision 2020, Durango Public Library, 1900 East 3rd Ave, Durango, CO., 11:45AM - 1:15PM. sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County.

  • Oct 7, 2019: 9-R School Board Candidate Forum, Animas River Mosquito District Ballot Issues (6B, 6C), SW LaPlata Library District Ballot Issue (6D), Durango City Council Chambers, 942 E. 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO., 5:30PM - 7PM, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County

  • Oct 14, 2019: Ignacio School Board Candidate Forum, Ignacio High School Auditorium, 315 Ignacio Street, Ignacio, CO., 5:30PM - 7:30PM, sponsored by The League of Women Voters of La Plata County

  • Oct 16, 2019: Fort Lewis College Student Ballot Issues Video Presentations, Noble Hall, Room 130, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO., 5:30PM - 7PM, Sponsored by FLC Political Sciences Dept & the League of Women Voters of La Plata County.

*Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Ballots will be mailed beginning October 11.
*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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If you have local info and pictures related to Women's Suffrage in Colorado, please send it to me at eandrpark@gmail.com.