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*Upcoming candidate and ballot issue events

  • Sept 30, 2019: Pine River Library Ballot Issue (6A), Bayfield School Board Candidate Forum, Bayfield Town Hall, 1199 Bayfield Parkway, Bayfield, CO., 5:30PM - 7:30PM, sponsored by The League of Women Voters of La Plata County.

  • Oct 3, 2019: Ballot Issues Forum and Vision 2020, Durango Public Library, 1900 East 3rd Ave, Durango, CO., 11:45AM - 1:15PM. sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County.

  • Oct 7, 2019: 9-R School Board Candidate Forum, Animas River Mosquito District Ballot Issues (6B, 6C), SW LaPlata Library District Ballot Issue (6D), Durango City Council Chambers, 942 E. 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO., 5:30PM - 7PM, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County

  • Oct 14, 2019: Ignacio School Board Candidate Forum, Ignacio High School Auditorium, 315 Ignacio Street, Ignacio, CO., 5:30PM - 7:30PM, sponsored by The League of Women Voters of La Plata County

  • Oct 16, 2019: Fort Lewis College Student Ballot Issues Video Presentations, Noble Hall, Room 130, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO., 5:30PM - 7PM, Sponsored by FLC Political Sciences Dept & the League of Women Voters of La Plata County.

*Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Ballots will be mailed beginning October 11.



US/Colorado News

*Click City Span 10 to view Durango City Span programs

*Click CO Public News to tap into a continuous feed of Colorado News clips.

*Click CO state logo to view live Colorado General Assembly Live Video and to listen to Live Audio

*Click to view and hear the U.S. Congress in action

LWVLPC News

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*9/17/19 LWVLPC: Please join us for our Back to League Membership Meeting.
We will welcome

  • FLC Professor Paul DeBell will join us to discuss the National Popular Vote 
  • Amina Uben, Partnership Specialist for the US Census, will brief us on the 2020 census 
  • AND we will review what's in the works for us as we approach our 100th Anniversary

    Tuesday, September 17 3:00p - 5:00p Unitarian Universalist Church Meeting Room 419 San Juan Drive Durango

  • Beverages will be served

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LWVUS News

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Click The League Update to read the League Update for AUGUST 29, 2019

Highlights include:

  • League Joins Letter Urging Increased Election System Security Recent news reports have disclosed troubling weaknesses in commercially marketed voting systems and disturbing conduct by voting system vendors, raising significant questions. Voting system vendors have operated with little oversight and no regulation for decades. Given the gravity and urgency of this issue, LWVUS joined partners urging Senate committees to hold a hearing on election system security. Read our letter here.

  • Upcoming Hearings on Voting Rights Around the Country

    The House Judiciary and House Administration committees are hosting a series of hearings this fall to build the congressional record in advance of the vote and hopeful passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR 4). Hearings are scheduled in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Memphis, TN, Phoenix, AZ, and Washington, DC.

  • Sign Up for National Voter Registration Day 2019

    Time is running out to sign up for National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 24! Sign up your League now to help us meet the important goal of keeping LWV the single largest on-the-ground partner of this holiday!

  • Climate Strikes in September

    LWVUS has heard from many Leagues who are interested in getting involved with the Climate Strikes around the country. Leagues are encouraged to use the criteria for participation in marches and events to determine the level of League involvement at the state or local levels.

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School District 9-R

*Upcoming candidate and ballot issue events

  • Sept 30, 2019: Pine River Library Ballot Issue (6A), Bayfield School Board Candidate Forum, Bayfield Town Hall, 1199 Bayfield Parkway, Bayfield, CO., 5:30PM - 7:30PM, sponsored by The League of Women Voters of La Plata County.

  • Oct 3, 2019: Ballot Issues Forum and Vision 2020, Durango Public Library, 1900 East 3rd Ave, Durango, CO., 11:45AM - 1:15PM. sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County.

  • Oct 7, 2019: 9-R School Board Candidate Forum, Animas River Mosquito District Ballot Issues (6B, 6C), SW LaPlata Library District Ballot Issue (6D), Durango City Council Chambers, 942 E. 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO., 5:30PM - 7PM, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County

  • Oct 14, 2019: Ignacio School Board Candidate Forum, Ignacio High School Auditorium, 315 Ignacio Street, Ignacio, CO., 5:30PM - 7:30PM, sponsored by The League of Women Voters of La Plata County

  • Oct 16, 2019: Fort Lewis College Student Ballot Issues Video Presentations, Noble Hall, Room 130, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO., 5:30PM - 7PM, Sponsored by FLC Political Sciences Dept & the League of Women Voters of La Plata County.

*Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Ballots will be mailed beginning October 11.


Women's Suffrage Celebration 2020

Preston

(picture courtesy Seattle Times, Aug 11, 2019.)

*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

Join Us at LWVLPC

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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. Dues are $55 for regular members and $90 for a household membership. Optionally, we now offer a Supporting membership of $70 individual and $100 household. Please make checks payable to LWVLPC, and mail to:
Buck Skillen, Treasurer,
776 Animas View Dr.
Durango, CO 81301.

If there are changes in your membership information for 2019-20, please download the 2019-2020 LWVLPC Membership Form and mail a copy with your dues to Buck Skillen at the address above.

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.

For this year, student memberships are free, so welcome any students you know to join us in League.

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.

Ellen Park LWVLPC Membership Chair
gellenpark@gmail.com
http://www.lwvlaplata.org

What's New: From the Webmaster

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Hey, Get involved in the 2019-2020 LWVLPC celebration of Women's Suffrage. Click HERE to read more.
If you have local info and pictures related to Women's Suffrage in Colorado, please send it to me at eandrpark@gmail.com.