* What's New since Aug 11
*6/17/19: Colorado voters may face ballot question to repeal TABOR after court ruling with "broad implications". PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2019 10:35AM MDTPOLITICS AND GOVERNMENT PRIMARY CATEGORY IN WHICH BLOG POST IS PUBLISHED Brian Eason
The 5-2 opinion reverses a state title board decision in January that ruled the ballot measure violated the single subject clause of the state constitution
For more info, Click Colorado Sun
*7/31/19 LWVCO: Click LWVCO July Voter to access the latest Voter news.
Click The League Update to read the League Update for AUGUST 1, 2019
*Click LWV July Highlights to read the July 2019 highlights
It is not enough to treat the symptoms; we must address the root cause of inequality by amending the Constitution and passing the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
*8/9/19 Colorado Secretary of State: Statement from Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on DEF CON Voting Village
This weekend, DEF CON, the oldest continuously running hacker convention, convenes in Las Vegas, NV. The convention includes the Voting Village, which for the third year in a row, explores voting machines, systems, and databases, and aims to raise awareness about voting vulnerabilities and promote a more secure democracy.
Click DEF CON and the Voting Village to read the full statement.
*8/2/19 Colorado Secretary of State: Two New Voting Laws Go Into Effect Today
*7/29/19 LWVCO: Click ELECTION CALENDAR 2019 to access a calendar of official Colorado election events and deadlines for 2019. (Excerpt from Secretary of State's Calendar)
July 2019: Common Cause, The Colorado Voting Experience, A model that encourages full participation, by Allegra Chapman, Amber McReynolds, Tierra Bradford, Kiyana Asemanfar, Elena Nunez, and Gerry Langeler
Voter enthusiasm in the 2018 midterms reached new heights
-- citizens turned out in higher numbers than they had nearly one hundred years ago. That's an exciting piece of news, but it's no assurance that we'll match those levels of participation for the next presidential election, or the next midterm, or subsequent elections. Sustained voter participation in this country requires a concerted effort. Politicians must prove their worth, parties may have to reinvent themselves, GOTV efforts need to build up. And each state's election system must meet voters' needs, while being easy to administer. Colorado has helped lead the way, other states are following suit, and still others have work to do. If this country wants to, once again, become a beacon of democracy, it must do all it can to ensure participation. Each state has the power to do that.
Click Colorado Voting Experience to read the entire report
*Josephine Corliss Preston (2nd from left) became Washington's first female statewide elected official when she was voted State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1912.
This photo of her family was taken in 1887, the year she became a teacher, at age 14, in rural Minnesota. Born in 1873, she is second from the left, with her parents and siblings.
For more news about the LWVLPC Women's Suffrage celebration, click HERE
La Plata County Leaguers,
We need your support: Membership fees are due in September.
For current members, you can send a renewal check for your dues and any donation ($55 for regular members and $35 for each additional household member) payable to LWVLPC, and mail to:
Buck Skillen, Treasurer,
776 Animas View Dr.
Durango, CO 81301.
For this year, student memberships are free, so welcome any students you know to join us in League.
If you would like to become a new member of the LWVLPC or if your contact or other information has changed, please fill out a 2019-2020 LWVLPC Membership Form and mail a copy with your dues to Buck Skillen at the address above. Welcome and thanks.
If you can add an additional amount as a donation to LWVLPC, it would help significantly to continue our local work. Please see the instructions on the Membership Form.
Please also consider joining and/or helping with the leadership core. We have vacant board positions. Our monthly board meetings involve an equal amount of fun and work.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments and especially offers to join the leadership core. We are looking forward to another year with you in the LWVLPC.