“The most important political office is that of the private citizen.”

– Louis D. Brandeis

"Please, vote. You indelibly underscore your citizenship, and most important, our kinship with each other when you do."

– Ken Burns

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The ballot is stronger than the bullet."

– Abraham Lincoln

"Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world."

– Sharon Salzberg

League of Women Voters of La Plata County

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UNDIVIDE US Screening

Public Service AnnouncementLaurie Meininger, League of Women Voterslwvlaplata@gmail.com970.402.1557 WHAT: Free Movie Screening of the documentary film, UNDIVIDE US followed by discussion WHEN: Wednesday, July 31 6:00pm - 7:30 pm WHERE:Pine River Library | 395 Bayfield...

League of Women Voters’ ‘Undivide Us’ screening sparks authentic dialogue with Durango area residents

About 70 people attended a screening of the political documentary “Undivide Us” on Tuesday. The film was originally released in 2023. Attendees stayed after the film for a discussion about their own political beliefs. (Christian Burney/Durango Herald) About 70 attend...

UNDIVIDE US Movie

Public Service AnnouncementLaurie Meininger, League of Women Voterslwvlaplata@gmail.com970.402.1557 WHAT: Free Movie Screening of the documentary film, UNDIVIDE US followed by discussion WHEN: June 25, 2024 5:30pm-7:30pm WHERE: Durango Public Library (with...
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LOOK FOR US AT THE FARMER’S MARKET

Hey everyone, look for us at the Durango Famer’s Market this summer! We’ll be there with voter information, tablets you can use to update your voter registration, ballot information and a calendar of community events. We also have very cool t-shirts and free shopping...

What do voters want candidates to focus on this election?

Photos: Jerry McBride/Durango HeraldSurvey respondents express frustration with polarization and attack politics Thousands of Coloradans responding to a survey by their local newsrooms say candidates competing for their votes this year need to be focused primarily on...

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What We’re Tracking and Working on Locally.

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State Issues

What We’re Tracking on a Statewide Level.

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National Issues

What We’re Tracking on a National Level.

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At LWV, we believe that a well-informed voter is a powerful voter!

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We are committed to helping La Plata County residents collaborate in the development of solutions they need to obtain the best possible healthcare available.

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Follow current events and news on climate change and solutions to the climate crisis.

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Upcoming Events

League members and community members are active in task forces, educational events, meetings, and other programs to promote nonpartisan activism in making our democracy work. You can learn more here and look at the upcoming calendar of events for both local and state events.

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A Citizen’s Guide to Preserving Democracy

A Citizen’s Guide to Preserving Democracy

01/02/2024 | 52m 17s | Aired: 01/02/24 A Citizen’s Guide to Preserving Democracy is based on Richard Haass’ best-selling book "The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens." Through...

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Empowering Voters.
Defending Democracy.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights and ensure everyone is represented in our democracy. We empower voters and defend democracy through advocacy, education, and litigation, at the local, state, and national levels.