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Upcoming Events - 2018

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*WHAT'S NEW AND TRUE - An Explanation of the Election Process in La Plata County Saturday, Jan. 27, 10:00 am at Durango Public Library

Tiffany Parker, La Plata County Clerk & Recorder and Erin Hutchins, Election Administrator, will explain an entire election cycle, from registration through primaries, voting, and vote counting.

*LWVLPC MEMBERSHIP MEETING will be Feb. 16, 11:30 am, Durango Public Library, and we will have our regular soup lunch that goes with the Feb. meeting.

There will be a business meeting, during which the membership must discuss and decide on what to support for the National LWV Program on policy issues for this year.

*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.

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*Dear League Members,

We are planning some really interesting events in the next 3 months, and the Board made a couple changes at our last meeting that we want you to know about.

By the way, Board meetings are always open to members if you would like to see what is happening and possibly consider joining the Board in the future. Meetings are scheduled for the first Wed. of each month, 3:00 to 5:00 pm, usually at Trish Pegram's home. We welcome you to come, just check in with me to be sure there has been no change in time or place.

First thing coming up is our program explaining the election process in La Plata County. Full information is below. This will be a really interesting morning for any one who is a voter. With so much talk of voter fraud, insecure elections, and other election problems, we believe the facts need to be explained. This is what our County Clerk, Tiffany Parker, will do. Do plan to attend this, and invite everyone you know to join you

*WHAT'S NEW AND TRUE - An Explanation of the Election Process in La Plata County Saturday, Jan. 27, 10:00 am at Durango Public Library

Tiffany Parker, La Plata County Clerk & Recorder and Erin Hutchins, Election Administrator, will explain an entire election cycle, from registration through primaries, voting, and vote counting. There will be time for questions, and you will have an opportunity to examine the new voting equipment that will be in use this year. If you have ever wondered about the accuracy, validity, or safety of our elections, come hear and see for yourself what is really happening.

*LWVLPC MEMBERSHIP MEETING will be Feb. 16, 11:30 am, Durango Public Library, and we will have our regular soup lunch that goes with the Feb. meeting.

There will be a business meeting, during which the membership must discuss and decide on what to support for the National LWV Program on policy issues for this year. After that, one of our members who has a most interesting volunteer job will talk about what she does. She is Marie Roessler who helps local residents who are working toward becoming US citizens to prepare for this process and the citizenship test. And, just in case you have ever wondered if you knew enough to be a citizen, Marie will prepare a sample test of the real questions for us to take and find out how much we actually know.

*And 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. There will be time for answering your questions. It is always an interesting event and usually a full house.

*The last note for you is notice that at the Board meeting held Jan. 3, action was taken to appoint Karel Longan a member of the Board and Membership Chair.

We look forward to working with her the remainder of the year. Also, it was unanimously agreed that the committee previously called the Energy, Environment & Sustainability Committee, will now be simply the Environment Committee. The mission of this group will not change and they welcome any one of you who is interested in joining to contact Sally Bellerue (bellerue@gmail.com) for more information.

Trish Pegram

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*Click previous LWVUS 2017 actions to view past 2017 actions

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Colorado Voter Newsletter November 2017

Dear Members and Friends of League;
The latest edition of the Colorado VOTER is now available!
Download or view the full edition HERE

HIGHLIGHTS

SUPPORT OUR WORK ON `COLORADO GIVES DAY' and Beyond!
Please consider scheduling your donating today at CO Gives Day. Find out all the ways you can contribute in this edition.
REGISTER NOW: LWVCO Legislative Conference / $45 per person
Monday, January 29, 2018 at 8:30am + 2:30pm
Scottish Rite Temple, 1370 Grant St, Denver, 80203
Speakers have been invited to discuss National Popular Vote, Campaign Finance and Renewables. There will be training on TRACER and Twitter, and a Legislative update.
Continental Breakfast / Buffet Lunch

Advocacy Training in December
Friday, December 8th at 9am
Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St., Denver CO 80220.
All Legislative Action Committee (LAC) members, new and returning are urged to attend.

If you would like to join the LAC, please reach out to the League office.
Subscribe to the Legislative Letter / $30 for a full Subscription
Stay up to date during the 2018 Colorado Legislative session! The biweekly letter is created by the Legislative Action Committee and the staff lobbyist, who follow proposed legislation and analyze pending bills based on League positions.

ALSO IN THE NOVEMBER ISSUE:

LWVCO SUPPORTS REDISTRICTING EFFORTS IN COLORADO
League MEMBERS Register New Citizens
Making Democracy Work! Event Recap
NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE INTERSTATE COMPACT
FOLLOW THE MONEY - CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS ONLINE!

League of Women Voters of Colorado
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Info@lwvcolorado.org 303-863-0437

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

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR

DECEMBER 6, 5:30 - 6:30

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
BOWMAN HALL
419 SAN JUAN DR., DURANGO

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.

*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.