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.

*On Tuesday, April 23rd, at 11:45 a.m. at the Durango Public Library, our seventh discussion will be "Refugees and Global Migration." Facilitator Ruth Alminas will present background materials and a film by the Foreign Policy Association, and lead participants in a discussion of the issues.

Legislative Lowdown

*If you were unable to attend the LWVLPC-sponsored Legislative Lowdown featuring State Senator Don Coram and State Representative, Barbara McLachlan, you can read/watch the proceedings in the following ways:

  • About 100 people attended a La Plata County League of Women Voters annual Legislative Lowdown at Durango Public Library, where community members were invited to ask questions of state Rep. Barbara McLachlan and state Sen. Don Coram in effort to understand their legislative priorities. Click HERE to read more from the Durango Herald April 6 On-Line edition

  • On-line via Durango Government Television at DGOV Click on Special Programs in the left-hand box.

  • Via Charter Spectrum Channels 191 and 981, channel 10.1 for over the air antenna users


* La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Directors will be announced at the Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 2 in the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
Registration is at 5 pm with the Business Meeting convened at 6:30pm. Click more info for information on the candidates.
Election materials/ballots were mailed to all members on April 1, 2019.

LWVCO workshop

*Announcing 2019 LWVCO Pre-Convention Workshops

All LWVCO Members and Leaders! You are cordially invited to SIGN-UP and attend any of the 13 different offerings free of charge.

Workshops are being offered on Thursday afternoon, May 30th and Friday morning, May 31st. With a special panel discussion by Inspire U.S. on Thursday night.

IMPORTANT: No fee or charge to attend HOWEVER, you must SIGN-UP. No walk-ins permitted. Deadline for signing up is May 1st. Seating is limited, so don't wait.

For more info Click LWVCO Workshops