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NPV *Dec 5, Durango Public Library 12PM - 1PM, National Popular Vote Educational Event ,
Guest Speaker, State Senator Mike Foote, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County, Bring a brown bag lunch and join us.
*click attend this event to register.


*12/18/19: 12 - 1:30PM, LWV La Plata Annual Holiday Membership meeting, Durango Community Recreation Center, stay tuned for more information...
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*1/28/2020: First Great Decisions 2020 discussion, Climate Change and the Global Order by Ronald Bee Moderator: Guinn Unger, 11:45 - 1:45 Durango Public Library
Click 2020 Great Decisions schedule for topics and how to order a briefing book.



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*12/18/19: 12 - 1:30PM, LWV La Plata Annual Holiday Membership meeting, Durango Community Recreation Center, stay tuned for more information...
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Click The League Update to read the League Update for November 7, 2019

Highlights include:

Congratulations on a successful 2019 election season, League leaders! With hundreds of registration events, forums, debates, and voter guides, Leagues around the country have worked tirelessly to provide voters the information they need to confidently cast their vote. And we're happy to report that VOTE411 had its most successful odd-year cycle ever! We provided information on over 18,000 candidates to nearly 900,000 voters.

As we look forward, 2020 is just around the corner--and so much exciting work with it. With primaries and the League's 100th birthday only weeks away, I know many of you have already been planning for our packed year ahead. The national office has been hard at work creating tools and resources to help make 2020 a successful year for all Leagues around the country.

To that end, I want to remind you about a resource we created last year that acts as a comprehensive guide for all the support LWVUS provides for Leagues. The Guide to Services LWVUS provides to Leagues is available on the front page of the League Management Site. It includes descriptions and helpful information for League members looking for support from the national office.

Thanks for all you do for voters, Leaguers!

Virginia Kase *This week our CEO Virginia Kase spoke at Harvard event to celebrate the upcoming 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

On an all-female panel discussing political power and women's inclusion, Virginia reminded the audience of students and attorneys that women were not `granted' the right to vote. "The hell they were! Women fought hard. It was a hard-fought battle" to win the vote.

The conversation around race and inclusion acknowledged the white privilege of the 20th century suffrage leaders and the fact that women of color did not have full voting rights until decades later. Looking to the future, Virginia pointed out that today, gender non-binary and trans women are often excluded from the conversation.

"There is an opportunity to have these conversations that nobody wanted to have before, to say, 'we can do better, we can move forward'."

You can follow Virginia on Twitter

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*December 4, 5:30-7 Fort Lewis College, Center for Southwest Studies Lyceum (Room 120), The Electoral College or the National Popular Vote Compact: What is right for our community?
Panelists: Colorado State Senator Mike Foote + Boulder County, La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker, Dr. Benjamin Waddell (Fort Lewis Sociology). Senator Foote - legislative sponsor, National Popular Vote bill, SB 42, passed House and Senate, signed by Governor Polis. Opponents have sufficient signatures for ballot issue in November 2020 asking voters for repeal..
This event is sponsored by the FLC Student Political Science Club and the Political Science Deptartment and is a non-partisan event.

NPV *Dec 5, Durango Public Library 12PM - 1PM, National Popular Vote Educational Event ,
Guest Speaker, State Senator Mike Foote, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County, Bring a brown bag lunch and join us.
*click attend this event to register.



Great Decisions 2020

*1/28/2020: First Great Decisions 2020 discussion, Climate Change and the Global Order by Ronald Bee Moderator: Guinn Unger, 11:45 - 1:45 Durango Public Library
Click 2020 Great Decisions schedule for topics and how to order a briefing book.

*The 2020 series of Great Decisions, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, will be starting on January 28, 2020 and continue until May 28. A schedule will be available before Jan 1.

Great Decisions is a discussion group co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County, The Durango branch of the American Association of University Women and the Durango Public Library.

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on World affairs. Admission is free and it is open to all. Reference books can be reserved by $25 check to Susan McGinness.

Click https://www.fpa.org/news/index.cfm?act=show_announcement&announcement_id=438 to read about the 2020 GD topics.

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

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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.