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Welcome to the League of Women Voters of La Plata County

Upcoming News & League Events




PLEASE NOTE the CANCELLATION of our on-line
BACK TO LEAGUE MEETING
Scheduled for noon, Wednesday, September 15
via ZOOM.

Due to current COVID-19  conditions in La Plata County 
we will not be holding our meeting on that date.

We are excited about moving forward with our fall league activities
which include

  • Members of the Board will be hosting small group, back-to-league “huddles” with everyone who has expressed interest in being more active in voter services, fund raising, advocacy and action, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and league leadership.

  • Through October, please look for us Saturday mornings at Durango’s favorite Saturday morning gathering spot- the Farmer’s Market! Thanks to our Voter Services volunteers we have a booth there to help voters register, update their voter registration
  • Candidate forums are in the final planning stages for the upcoming school board elections in Durango, Bayfield, and Ignacio.  Please look for upcoming announcements and let us know if you are interested in volunteering to help at a forum.
  • FLC’s Political Science Department and the ENGAGE program are looking for 6-8 league members to work with small groups of students to prepare for the College’s upcoming Community Conversations series.

  • We have randomly drawn the names from the survey respondents and are happy to report that Anne Brennan and   Kathleen Adams are the lucky winners of LWV swag!  We’ll be in touch with the winners to arrange pick up or delivery.  Thanks everyone for participating and congratulations to our winning members!  More opportunities to win will be forthcoming – stay tuned.


Laurie Meininger, President of LWVLPC





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Election News September 2, 2021


It's time to get excited about the upcoming Colorado Coordinated Election
to be held Tuesday, November 2, 2021.


Tuesday November 2, 2021 is the next Coordinated Election in Colorado.

Important dates are:

1 September- Last day for the Secretary of State to issue statements of sufficiency or insufficiency for initiative petitions filed on August 2nd.
8 October- First day mail ballots may be sent to voters
12  October- Last day to submit an application to register to vote through a voter registration drive for the Coordinated Election. (No later than 22 days before the election, or day after if 22 days falls on state or federal holiday)
25 October- Last day to submit an application to register to vote through the mail, a voter registration agency, a local driver's license examination facility, or online to receive a mail ballot for the Coordinated Election.
2 November- Coordinated Election (Polls open 7:00am to 7:00pm. First Tuesday in November)

 Click 2021 Election Calendar to view election dates for the full year 2021. 

It is not too early to think about VOTING!




For full election details including candidates and ballot initiatives

click Upcoming Elections

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.

Tuesday November 2, 2021 is the next Coordinated Election in Colorado.

Important dates are:

1 September- Last day for the Secretary of State to issue statements of sufficiency or insufficiency for initiative petitions filed on August 2nd.
8 October- First day mail ballots may be sent to voters
12  October- Last day to submit an application to register to vote through a voter registration drive for the Coordinated Election. (No later than 22 days before the election, or day after if 22 days falls on state or federal holiday)
25 October- Last day to submit an application to register to vote through the mail, a voter registration agency, a local driver's license examination facility, or online to receive a mail ballot for the Coordinated Election.
2 November- Coordinated Election (Polls open 7:00am to 7:00pm. First Tuesday in November)

 Click 2021 Election Calendar to view election dates for the full year 2021. 

It is not too early to think about VOTING!

     


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 –to be filled

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


Contact us via Our Contact Page




Over the last 18 months we, the La Plata League, have gathered expertise

related to hosting ZOOM meeting and Webinar sessions 

related to candidate forum and voter education events.

We offer the following guidelines for league use...

LWVLPC Guide to organizing virtual forums using Zoom




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