The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. League membership is open to women and men.
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for one of four afternoon voter registration sessions on Thursday, May 25 and Tuesday, May 30 at a U.S. Naturalization Services ceremony. Please sign up in advance by contacting Gladys Hodges. Details.
May Lunch Bunch
The April League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Lunch Bunch, a social get-together for League members and their guests, will be on Wednesday, May 24 at Bonefish Grill on Belleview Ave. Details.
LWVADC Annual Meeting
All members of the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties are encouraged to attend our Annual Meeting on Saturday morning, June 10 at Rendezvous Restaurant in Heather Gardens. Registration and payment in advance is required by June 5. More info.
LWVCO Leader of Democracy Award Event
The LWVCO annual Colorado Leader of Democracy Reception, the signature fundraising event for State League, will be held at the Crawford Hill Mansion on Monday evening, June 12. The event will honor former Colorado Representative Andrew Romanoff, who will be introduced by Dottie Lamm. More info here.
Management Team Retreat
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet on for their annual planning retreat on Saturday, June 24 at Koelbel Public Library. Info.
LWVCO Leadership Retreat
The LWVCO Leadership Retreat on Friday, July 21 through Saturday, July 22 in Frisco will provide League members with a fresh perspective on the League of Women Voters. Learn new skills for your League and meet CO Leaguers. All local League board members and future leaders are welcome to attend. Details.
Administrative Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Administrative Team will meet on Wednesday morning, August 16 at Castlewood Public Library. Info.
LWVCO Lasso the Historic Rockies Tour
Join the League of Women Voters of Colorado for a week-long tour of the beautiful mountain areas of Colorado on Saturday, August 19 through Saturday, August 26, 2017. Participants will retrace the popular Circle Route that was popular back in the 1920's. The tour will start in Denver, continue through the Big Thompson Canyon, include a stay in Estes Park, continue on the old Fall River Road over the Continental Divide, take Trail Ridge Road to Grand Lake for a boat tour, and return to Denver via Berthoud Pass.
The two days in Denver will include dinner at the Molly Brown House. There will be two days in Estes Park, with lunch and a ghost tour at the Stanley Hotel. The visit to Grant Lake will include seeing the Kaufmann House Museum. The return over scenic Berthoud Pass to Denver will include a Winter Park chair lift ride and stops at Chief Hosa Lodge and Buffalo Bill's grave.
Open to League members in the U.S. The cost is $3,200 per person, with a portion benefiting the LWVCO Education Fund.
Information is available on the Colorado League's web site.
Download our event flyer here
and LWVCO's tour brochure here.
Management Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet on Monday evening, August 28 at Castlewood Public Library. Info.
LWVCO Legislative Letter
The Colorado League of Women Voters Legislative Action Committee offers a subscriptions to their 2017 Legislative Newsletter. The General Assembly session began on January 11 and every two weeks subscribers receive up-to-date information on bills our State League supports or opposes and their progress through the Colorado General Assembly. To subscribe, visit the LWVCO Legislative Action web page.
Those wishing to not pay for a subscription may find this information without charge on this same Legislative Action web page once it's posted several days later.
You can also sign up for the State League Legislative Action Committee's free emails with legislative news and action alerts. You'll find the signup form on their web site here.
Communicating Effectively With Your Representative
On the subject of action alerts, here are some helpful tips on how to contact your representatives effectively from the Jefferson County League's newsletter:
A quick telephone call to your representative is easiest. Most legislators count calls supporting or opposing bills and those from their own constituents count the most.
Email is another good way to communicate with your legislator. Here are some tips to communicate your position to your representative:
□ State the bill number in the subject line
□ Keep the email short and to the point
□ If you have a personal story relevant to the issue, include it
□ Use bullets when possible to make it more readable
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Last revised: May 23, 2017 05:12 PDT.