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Welcome to the League of Women Voters of La Plata County

If you missed our July 22 Colorado Redistricting ZOOM Forum, you can watch it by clicking the video in the panel below.


An unusual collection of detailed information on our redistricting plans presented by a talented and dedicated group of Colorado citizens.

The LWV La Plata League is pleased to have made this event available to you.


You can also find the video on our LWVLAPLATA Facebook page


For a deeper dive check out the Presentation Materials



To learn more about the Commission, the schedule and to create your own maps, click https://redistricting.colorado.gov/

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League Advocacy and Action

The 2021 Colorado Redistricting Commissions are working hard to meet a fall deadline for the redistricting in Colorado.

The work goes on with many meetings per week of the commissions and subcommittees. All meetings are open to the public and public comment is welcome. You and your friends can even draw your own maps and submit them to the commissions. A schedule of all meetings can be found by searching “Colorado Independent Commissions” or you can go to the League website and look under Observation Corps.

The League of Women Voters of Colorado established an Observer Corps. We are following the commissions and the subcommittees. There is a protocol to use to guide observations. To sign up for the Observer Corps, please contact bhendrix@lwv.org.

Read More... about the status of redistricting in Colorado.

 

Secretary of State Jena Griswold Joins Governor Polis for Signing of Bipartisan Election Laws

June 28, 2021 DENVER, Colo- Secretary of State Jena Griswold today joined Governor Jared Polis for the signing of two election bills that had bipartisan legislative support, and will improve Colorado’s elections. Signed into law today were the “Multilingual Ballot Access for Voters” bill, which creates more access to Colorado’s ballots to eligible voters for whom English is not their primary language, and the “Ranked Choice Voting in Nonpartisan Elections” bill, which creates a framework outlined by the Secretary of State’s Office for Colorado municipalities to opt into utilizing Ranked Choice Voting in their elections. 

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Find more Action Alerts on our ACTION ALERTS page

and don't forget to contact your LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

YOUR VOICE IS YOUR VOTE

S1: the For The People Act

 

 Here's how to support passage of this important federal legislation:

1.  LEARN MORE: Join LWVUS's June 16 For The People Act webinar -- this training will be a deep dive into the bill to learn what the For the People Act will do and why it is so important for us to pass it!

2.  TAKE ACTION: Sign LWVUS's For The People Act (S1) Action Alert and forward the link to your friends. Call Sen. Bennet (202-224-5258) and Sen. Hickenlooper (202-224-5941) and thank them for their support.

3.  SPREAD THE WORD: Participate in the June 23 For The People Act Friendbank -- this will be an opportunity to take action and encourage your friends and family to contact their Senators to pass the For the People Act.

Additional resources:

· Bill text

· Bill summary

· Bill analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice

· Sample posts and social media graphics

· Tips for writing op-eds and Letters to the Editor (LTEs)

· Mis- and Dis-Information Guidance and Graphics


About Us - LWVLPC Leadership Team




The League is nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.  We encourage informed and active participation in government, and work to increase understanding of major public policy issues.  We influence public policy through education and advocacy based on policy positions that are adopted by our members following studies and agreement.



The League of Women Voters of La Plata County has restated its goals
for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion -

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County works for a stronger democracy, rooted in principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our JEDI working group is committed to ensuring that every voice is heard, every individual is counted, and every person has a seat at the table. 2/22/2021

League of Women Voters Elects New Board of Directors

 

On May 19, at its 2021 Annual Meeting, the La Plata County Chapter of the League of Women Voters elected the following members to the Board of Directors for 2021-2022:

 

President – Laurie Meininger

Vice President – Diane Goodchild

Secretary- Martha Mason

Treasurer – Deb Ruddell

Immediate Past President – Jean Aaro

Members-at -Large:

            Alex Lemmel

            Ellen Park

            Trish Pegram

 

In her remarks to members, the incoming Board President told those gathered on ZOOM that she was impressed with the strength of the Board and thanked members for their commitment to the voters and would-be voters of La Plata County.  On behalf of the Board, Laurie also expressed great appreciation for out-going President Jean Aaro who admirably led the LWV La Plata during two years of very challenging circumstances.  Laurie also acknowledged several areas of focus for the League over the next year including voting rights, redistricting, health care and climate change and figuring out how/when to safely return to in-person gatherings.  A guiding priority for the year is the League’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion practices to bring new voices and perspectives to the League’s work across the county on a wide range of issues.

 

Meininger also noted that the work of the LWV is similar to running a marathon relay race – it takes long-term focus, stamina, commitment, teamwork and regular participation.  She thanked those already volunteering and invited all members to step up and join in the work to keep the League and local, state and national democratic institutions healthy and strong.  Members interested in volunteering can reach the Board via email at: info@lwvlaplata.org.


Our LWVLPC Leadership Team for 2021-2022 welcomes you


Board of Directors

Laurie Meininger, President

Diane Goodchild, Vice President

Deb Ruddell, Treasurer

Martha Mason, Secretary

Trish Pegram, Director at Large

Ellen Park, Director at Large

Alex Lemmel, Director at Large

Jean Aaro, Past President

Committee Leaders

Karen McManus – Voter Services Team

Diane Goodchild - Membership Team

Alex Lemmel - JEDI Team

Ross Park - Free & Fair Elections Team

Ross Park – Communications & Technology Team, Webmaster


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