League of Women Voters of La Plata County

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.


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An Evening with Cassidy Hutchinson: Insights from Inside the Whitehouse

Join us at Fort Lewis College for a live streamed event! Date: May 7, 2024Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.(Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)Fort Lewis College, Noble Hall, Room 130 Light refreshments to follow Tickets are free but registration is required. Seating is limited. 

Colorado Legislative Update

Saturday, May 18, 2024 1:00pm to 3:00pm Durango Public Library Presented by: LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CHAPTERS of LA PLATA and MONTEZUMA COUNTIES

Behind the Curtain: America’s reality distortion machine

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios Here's a wild thought experiment: What if we've been deceived into thinking we're more divided, more dysfunctional and more defeated than we actually are? Why it matters: Well, there's compelling evidence we've been trapped in a reality...

True or False? Political Passion Is at Odds with Depolarization

Many people think the work of reducing toxic polarization is at odds with political activism. The thinking goes, “We need to be polarized because our political opponents are so bad.” Or: “We need our animosity to defeat the bad guys.” But these objections miss some...

Community by Conversation

In an election year with an incredibly tense political climate, and deep partisan divides preventing action on important issues, it is more critical than ever for communities to approach differences with curiosity, not animosity. We believe that bridging political...


Ways to Engage

Local Issues

What We’re Tracking and Working on Locally.


State Issues

What We’re Tracking on a Statewide Level.


National Issues

What We’re Tracking on a National Level.


Voter Education

At LWV, we believe that a well-informed voter is a powerful voter!


Health Care

We are committed to helping La Plata County residents collaborate in the development of solutions they need to obtain the best possible healthcare available.


Climate Crisis

Follow current events and news on climate change and solutions to the climate crisis.


Upcoming Events

League members and community members are active in task forces, educational events, meetings, and other programs to promote nonpartisan activism in making our democracy work. You can learn more here and look at the upcoming calendar of events for both local and state events.


Recent News

A Citizen’s Guide to Preserving Democracy

A Citizen’s Guide to Preserving Democracy

01/02/2024 | 52m 17s | Aired: 01/02/24 A Citizen’s Guide to Preserving Democracy is based on Richard Haass’ best-selling book "The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens." Through...

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Community Empowerment Summit

Community Empowerment Summit

Connect with campus and community organizations dedicated to a more just, fair, and engaged campus and community Come for food, connection, and prizes! When: Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 3:30 PM...

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Empowering Voters.
Defending Democracy.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights and ensure everyone is represented in our democracy. We empower voters and defend democracy through advocacy, education, and litigation, at the local, state, and national levels.