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Welcome to the League of Women Voters of La Plata County

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Happy New Year Members and Friends!



 

Dear Members and Friends,


Happy New Year! I hope this finds you well and looking forward to 2022 – it certainly has a lot of promise to be an interesting year. Locally, and in Colorado, we are currently focusing on election security, health care, a climate working group and lots of voter education. And of course there will be mid-term elections, legislative action and reports from our elected officials and lots of voter education – did I mention voter education?


Please keep reading below in Recent Articles to see what might interest you in becoming more involved and then let us know; is it our new book group, working on election security, affordable and universal health care, getting out the vote? Is it Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion that stirs you to action? Maybe you are a “techie” looking for some web design and social media outreach opportunities? Or is there something else on your mind that moves you?  Let us hear from you – we need you!


And as we move into the new year, let’s hold our friends Ellen and Ross Park in our hearts – many of us have lost loved ones and know how meaningful it is to know that the community to which we belong is holding us in their hearts. 


In league with you,


Laurie Meininger

President, Board of Directors


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Upcoming Events
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Great Decisions 2022 Book


Schedule Change Notice:
 AAUW has announced that, due to the increase of COVID cases in SW Colorado, it is postponing the start of the Great Decisions series.   The first session, scheduled for January 25, has been cancelledand will be rescheduled.  Watch for updates in The Herald or on social media. 

For more information please contact Janice Schefftel 
janicesheftel@gmail.com   or Susan McGinness mcginnesssss@gmail.com.

 

The 2022 series will feature these topics of discussion:

  • Changing Demographics
  • Outer Space
  • Russia and the U.S.
  • Myanmar and ASEAN
  • Quad Alliance
  • Drug Policy in Latin America
  • Industrial Policy
  • Biden’s Agenda

A limited number of study guides are still available from Susan McGinness.  Great Decisions is produced by the Foreign Policy Association and is co-sponsored in La Plata County by the LWV and American Association of University Women (AAUW). 

League Advocacy and Action

That's a wrap!


The Colorado Supreme Court has approved the congressional plan and the state house and state senate plans. According to the Colorado Constitution, the congressional plan will be filed with the Secretary of State no later than Dec. 15, 2021, and the legislative plans by Dec. 29, 2021. 

“Coloradans voted for Amendment Y and Z and the commissioners and staff delivered.” said Jessika Shipley, staff director of the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission. “These maps reflect how the state is growing and evolving, and the variety of voices we heard from communities over the last year.”
 
Now that the congressional and legislative maps are adopted by the Court, the 2021 Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions have fulfilled their duties to the people of Colorado.

Support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

 

Contact Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper NOW about your support of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA)!

 

The JLVRAA will fully restore the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and ensure renewed oversight, accountability and justice in our democracy. We must ensure that every voter is treated fairly at the ballot box and has equal access to vote.

To view and take action on  LWV Colorado Actions & Alerts

CLICK HERE

To view and take action on  LWV US Actions & Alerts

CLICK HERE


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


Our LWVLPC Leadership Team for 2021-2022 welcomes you


Board of Directors

Laurie Meininger, President

Diane Goodchild, Vice President

Siggy Palmer, 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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