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Upcoming League Events

Will our country continue down the current path of division and violence, or can our crisis of governance become a catalyst for improving and reforming our democratic system? 

Fort Lewis College Political Psychologist Paul DeBell will situate the past and present of the US's political crisis in comparative perspective and use lessons from the young field of political psychology to start a discussion of what citizens can do to realize the American promise of a democratic republic with liberty and justice for all. 

Save the Date! You are invited to attend


A Citizen's Guide to Realizing American Democracy

              in the 21st Century


                A Zoom Presentation by

            Fort Lewis College Political Psychologist

             Dr. Paul DeBell

         Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 7-8:30PM

sponsored by LWV La Plata League of Women Voters

Click American Democracy flyer for more info

and don't forget to tell your friends!


Please join our Zoom Webinar on January 27 at 7 PM

ZOOM link will be provided here in the coming days. 

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on Charter/Spectrum channels 191 and 981,   
over-the-air for antenna users on channel 10.1, 
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Announcing Great Decisions 2021 February 9 – May 4, 2021
We will use Zoom to offer online discussions starting on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

It’s time to put the Great Decisions 2021 discussion schedule on your calendar. 
Please note our new starting date of February 9 due to moderator conflicts and late arrival of the briefing books.

To view the Great Decisions 2021 flyer and other information about the sessions, click Great Decisions 2021 flyer .

If you are not on our email list and would like to receive meeting notices and a ZOOM link, 
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We will keep you up to date and send you a ZOOM link a few days 
before each session.

It is too late to purchase a briefing book locally 
but you can still order a book by visiting 

Great Decisions 2021 is sponsored by The League of Women Voters of La Plata County,
the local chapter of the American Association of University Women and the Durango Public Library.

CLICK Great Decisions 2021

To find out more about our exciting

Great Decisions series for 2021

From the League of Women Voters of La Plata County 1/11/2021

January 6, 2021 was another “Day of Infamy” for the United States.  The assault on our Capitol was not from an enemy nation, but from our own political extremists. 


This attack on our democracy does not come as a surprise.  For months our sitting president has refused to acknowledge the free and fair election that he lost.  He, instead, encouraged his supporters to overturn the election for him.  His lies, his threats to election officials and demands that the vice president break the law were just the preview to his speech inciting insurrection from a mob of his supporters who then invaded and desecrated the U. S. Capitol. 


The League of Women Voters of La Plata County, in solidarity with the LWV COLORADO and the LWV US, condemns this attack for what it was: an insurrection.  We stand against the violent tyranny of this president and those who promote and carry out violence in his name.


Americans from across our country are trying to understand and process the terror and fear from the assaults of this day.  Without question, this was a day that shook our democracy.  But democracy did not die, it persevered, and we must continue to nurture it back to health.


The League of Women Voters, at all levels, will remain focused on our continuing mission since 1920: to educate and empower voters and to defend democracy.  The horrors of January 6th only encourage us to work harder to support and proclaim the facts and the strength of our Constitution; and to stand in solidarity with any and all people or groups who will help us in this work. 


We are better than this as a nation and we must show the world this is true.  Our power is our vote.  That is how we make democracy work. 

In Solidarity, The Board of Directors and Committee Chairs of the LWV of La Plata County


COVID-19 Vaccine Notification Sign Up 
(from San Juan Basin Health 1/7/2021)

Thank you for your interest in getting the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available! By getting the vaccine, you’re helping our healthcare workers get some respite, our businesses to re-open, our kids back in the classroom, and our public health epidemiologist’s ability to do more effective contact tracing. Thank you!

Eventually, most residents will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from their healthcare provider or a pharmacy. When the vaccine becomes available, we will notify the public on social media and via the local news.

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Courtesy of the City of Durango

General Election 2020 Follow-On

The 46th President of the United States will be sworn in on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 
on the West Lawn of the 
U.S. Capitol.

Both the vice president-elect and president-elect will take Oaths of Office,
which usually takes place at noon, followed by an inaugural address.

Look for more information from the Presidential Inaugural Committee to come soon.

Read More about the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

League Advocacy and Action

1/9/2021: This week, we saw President Donald Trump instigate an insurrection against his own government in a last-ditch attempt to maintain power that turned fatal. On Wednesday, January 6th, our nation’s capital came under attack by radical insurrectionists intent on disrupting the transition of power. It was a coordinated attack on our democracy. As advocates for a free and fair democracy, it is imperative that we call for the removal of Donald Trump by impeachment and disqualify him from ever holding federal office again.

Donald Trump must be removed from office in order to protect the integrity of the Office of the President. Make your voice heard: Contact your Senators and Representatives and urge them to support impeachment and removal of this president. We have been told that calling may be more effective. Read More...

The League of Women Voters Urges You To Take Action
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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.

WELCOME from our LWV La Plata (ZOOM) BOARD

Our LWVLPC Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Jean Aaro, President

Ellen Park, Membership Director

Deb Ruddell, Treasurer

Martha Mason, Secretary

Trish Pegram, Director at Large

Diane Goodchild, Director at Large

Laurie Meininger, Director at Large

Alex Lemmel, Director at Large

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Election 2020 has drawn to a close. 
See the info (above) on the January Inauguration.
We are taking a breather to plan for a great virtual 2021 League year. 

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