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LWVLPC mission, structure, statements, policies and current activities

Upcoming Events - 2017


DECEMBER 6, 5:30 - 6:30


You are invited to join the League to welcome the holidays with some fun, some food, and some talk.

This will be a very social event. Appetizers will be "pot luck". Please bring something to share. Drinks will be provided. We will have time for socializing, getting to know new members and catching up with the people we don't see often enough. Invite any friends you think might like to join us and become members. We will have some discussion about running for public office from members who have been there and done that. Hear them tell about how it is done, why they did it, what their experiences were--this will be the real scoop on what it's like to be a candidate. Come hear what people you know and trust have to say about how democracy works at the local level.

*If you missed the Thursday, Oct 19 FORUM FOR 9R SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD CANDIDATES AND BALLOT ISSUE, DURANGO CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, you can catch it on Durango City Span 10

*If you missed the Monday, October 30 "Understanding Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) and the Gallagher Amendment: Why Should We Care?", Catch it on the Durango Herald Facebook page

*If you missed the LWVLPC program "Putting a Price on Carbon Emissions", catch it on youtube

LWVLPC News-17

4/6/17 LWVLPC: Click LWVLPC News to read about local upcoming events for LWVLPC members

LWVUS Events-17

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*Click previous LWVUS 2017 actions to view past 2017 actions


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Our Mission and Roles

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.

  • Voters Service/Citizen Education: we present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.

  • Action/Advocacy: we are also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

    To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters of Colorado Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization.

    Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

History of the League of Women Voters

Read a short history of the League of Women Voters.
Click La Plata League history to access our archives maintained at Fort Lewis College.

Policies, Bylaws and Job Descriptions for LWVLPC

Past 2017 Events

*10/30/17, "Understanding Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) and the Gallagher Amendment: Why Should We Care?", Durango Public Library, 5:30PM
Carol Hedges is the Executive Director of the CO Fiscal Institute and has been deeply involved in the research, policy and advocacy community in Colorado for more that 15 years. She is a recognized expert on TABOR, having written a comprehensive study of its effects, Ten Years of TABOR. She is also an engaging, entertaining speaker, who can make hard topics more easily understood. This is a program which should be of interest to all taxpayers, and especially to business people who feel much of the brunt of these two policies. Please spread the news of this event to others.

* Click HERE to view a flier for more info.

*11/7/17, Election Day, Stay tuned for more details

There will be an election in November this year, albeit not quite as consequential as last year. At this point we do not know exactly what will be on the ballot, but it could be school boards in Ignacio, Bayfield and Durango 9-R, as well as special local ballot issues. However that all works out, we will be involved with forums to educate all voters so their vote can be the result of an informed and thoughtful decision.