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.
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions group will meet on Friday morning, February 22 to discuss Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics at Southglenn Public Library. More.
MEMBER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for one of the next Voter Registration Sessions at the U.S. Naturalization Services ceremonies on Friday morning, February 22 or Tuesday afternoon, February 26. Please sign up in advance by contacting Gladys Hodges. More Info.
Management Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team Meeting will be on Monday evening, February 25. Info.
Zero Waste Communities Presentation
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Movie Night will feature guest speaker Jasmin Barco from EcoCycle with information on Building Zero Waste Communities on Tuesday evening, February 26 at Koelbel Public Library in the Forum Theater. Free and open to League members and their friends. More.
March Unit Meetings
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties The March Unit Meetings will be on Monday evening, March 11; Thursday morning, March 14; and Thursday afternoon, March 14. You won't want to miss this month's topic: Immigration. Details.
February 15 is Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties honors the efforts of Susan B. Anthony and other others whose sacrifices made it possible for women to be active participants in our democracy.
The Nineteenth Amendment, which guaranteed the right of American women to vote, was colloquially known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. After it was ratified in 1920, the National American Woman Suffrage Association, whose character and policies were strongly influenced by Anthony, was transformed into the League of Women Voters.
Colorado General Assembly Session Begins
The first day of the 2019 Colorado Legislative session was January 4.
Visit their web site for information about committee meetings, bills, and votes. Live video and audio streams are available for some proceedings. You'll find these type of information available:
• House and Senate bills, including current status, votes, amendments
• Contact information for Senators and Representatives
• Calendars for House and Senate floorwork and committees
• Video of House and Senate in session and audio of committee hearings
• The Bill Room is located in the basement of the Legislative Services Building, 200 E 14th Ave, or phone 303-866-3055. Bills, daily journals showing votes, status sheets, contact information and calendars are available in hardcopy at the Bill Room during the session.
• If a bill is not calendared (scheduled), you may contact the sponsor(s) of the legislation for information.
• The Legislative Council staff is another souce of information, 303-866-3521.
Legislative web site.
Tracking bills in the U.S. Congress Visit the GovTrack website to track federal bills and contact your Congressional representatives:
• Search for federal bills
• Review news about most-watched legislation
• Find contact information for your Congressional representatives
GovTrack Congressional web site
LWVCO Legislative Letter
The Colorado League of Women Voters Legislative Action Committee offers a subscriptions to their 2019 biweekly Legislative Newsletter during the General Assembly session. Receive up-to-date information by email on bills our State League supports or opposes and their progress through the Colorado General Assembly. The cost is $30 (or donate $100 or more to State League and receive a free subscription.) 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.
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties 50th Anniversary
Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our founding in 2019. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.
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 bullet points when possible to make it more readable
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Last revised: February 17, 2019 02:13 PST.