Political Engagement Project

The Political Engagement Project (PEP) was established with the purpose of creating safe environments for free association, engagement, and constructive dialogue across the wide variety of different perspectives held by the students, faculty, and staff of Fort Lewis College (FLC). Our principles strive towards an informed, principled, engaged, inclusive, non-partisan, and justice centered community. The Political Engagement Project and its events are open to all FLC students who are interested in political engagement and civil discourse. We meet to discuss political issues and events, to host or listen to speakers, and to plan future events and newsletter content.

Great Decisions Discussion Group

Great Decisions begin January 31, 2023 and continues every two weeks for eight sessions at the Durango Public Library.

It’s time to put the Great Decisions 2023 discussion schedule on your calendar and order your 2023 briefing book. We are meeting again in person at the Durango Public Library with the first discussion on January 31st from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and continuing every other Tuesday for eight sessions. Please note that the discussions are in a different order from the chapters in the briefing book.

Janice Sheftel, Katherine Burgess, and Susan McGinness comprise your Great Decisions 2023 steering committee. More information about Great Decisions and the Foreign Policy Association can be found at http://www.fpa.org.

For more information about this email and the next discussion, contact Lyle Hancock at lylehancock99@gmail.com.

How to Order Books:

To take advantage of our group order for briefing books, please send checks, $25 for each book, made out to “LWVLPC,” and mailed with the form located at the top of the next page no later than December 31st to: Susan McGinness 756 E. 6th Ave, Durango, CO 81301.

We have a limited number of books. Upon notification from Susan in early January, books will be available at the Durango Public Library Reference Desk in the priority of orders received. You may contact Susan about books at mcginnessss@gmail.com.

You may also purchase briefing books from FPA for $35 plus postage from the Foreign Policy Association.

Other questions: Janice Sheftel 970-259-5845 or email: Janice Scheftel.

For more information about Great Decisions and the Foreign Policy Association, click here: Foreign Policy Association.

Restore the Balance

Restore the Balance is a 501(C)(4) non-profit organization in Colorado. We are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents working together for the purpose of building an alternative to political violence and extremism. RTB members have endorsed seven fundamental principles of political action and discourse, and RTB’s main activity is the evaluation of candidates for public office. 


Fort Lewis College Political Science Department

A major objective of the LWV La Plata League is to grow our partnership with the faculty and students of the Fort Lewis College Political Science Department.

Key to this objective is to encourage civic engagement of the students including their understanding and participation in the voting process.

Our contact in the PoliSci Department, Professor Paul DeBell, encourages his students to actively engage with the community in political activities.


Durango Branch of the American Association of University Women

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW believes that together we can transform society for the better.