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.
LWVCO *The LWV Colorado is embarking on a Strategic Planning process. As part of that process, the Board of Directors of the LWVCO has devised a survey to get input from all League members across Colorado.
They have asked each local League to get involved and inform their members about the survey. The survey will be completely anonymous, conducted by computer, using Survey Monkey, and identifying only our local League. A non profit consulting group, JVA Consulting, has been engaged to assist with the process.

Click SURVEY to complete the survey, It should take from 10-15 minutes to complete. The deadline for responding is March 30, 2018. The information gathered will be valuable at a state level, but also for us here locally.

meetings *Saturday, March 17, 11AM, AAUW (American Assoc of University Women) Book & Author luncheon, Vallecito Room, Fort Lewis College Click AAUW FLIER to find more information.

*Don't forget LEGISLATIVE LOWDOWN, Saturday, March 24, 10:30 am, at Durango Public Library.

This is our annual program for hearing from both our State Legislators, Don Coram and Barbara McLaughlin, about what is happening in Denver and what they hope to accomplish.

* As in previous Years, the League of Women Voters of La Plata will co-sponsor the excellent Great Decisions series. The 2018 series will start Tuesday, January 30 and end Tuesday, May 8. Meetings are in the Durango Public Library, Program Rooms 1 & 2 from 11:45AM to 1:45PM on alternate Tuesdays of each month. Please plan to come and join these discussions on important topics world-wide.

Please follow this link to the Great Decisions 2018 flyer. This flyer lists the discussion topics, dates, and our discussion leaders. It also has an order form and an explanation of the process to order 2018 Briefing Books.

If you have any questions about this email, please contact Lyle at

More information about Great Decisions and the Foreign Policy Association can be found at FPA or follow this link to the League of Women Voters of La Plata County website, LWVLPC.