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 will be celebrating 96 years on Sunday, February 14.
For a nostalgic look at League of Women Voters then
and more recent activities now
February Movie Night Thursday, February 18
Science or misdirection? This Movie Night will feature Merchants of Doubt, a 2014 documentary that tells the troubling story of how a cadre of influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political and economic agenda. This will be one of two opportunities to see the film, one at Koelbel Public Library on Thursday evening, February 18 and another at Heather Gardens. Free and open to League members and their friends. More on this insightful film here.
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions eight week series is underway. Join us for the next session on Friday, February 19. Open to League members and guests. More.
The next 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, February 24 at Sixth & Pine Restaurant in Nordstrom's in Park Meadows Mall. Details.
Make Your Vote Count!
Attend Your Precinct Caucus March 1
On Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. Colorado will be one of 15 U.S. states and territories that will participate in Super Tuesday, the mega media date when most states hold primary elections or state caucuses to determine their preference for presidential candidates and other national and state offices.
Because Colorado has no primary election, you must attend your party's precinct caucus to have a say in which candidates will be on the ballot in the November election. At your party's caucus, you may speak on behalf of your favorite candidates, vote for the candidates of your choice, and elect delegates to your party county assembly/convention. You will also have an opportunity to propose and vote on resolutions to be included in your party's platform.
Who can attend? Anyone who is registered to vote as a Democrat or Republican. While there are other political parties in Colorado, the Republican and Democratic parties are designated major parties based on the number of votes each party received in the 2014 election. Also, Colorado does not allow unaffiliated (independent) voters to participate in a caucus. If you did not register with a political party by January 4, 2016, you can't participate, but may attend as an observer.
This year, while Colorado Democrats will be voting for a presidential candidate, the Colorado Republican party will not. The reason? The GOP requires that the Republican candidate who wins the caucus must be supported by the delegates at the GOP national convention. But by the time delegates attend the national convention their candidate may have dropped out of the competition. By not participating in a presidential poll at the March 1st caucus Republican delegates have the freedom to support any candidate at the GOP national event. The Colorado Republican caucus will, however, still vote for and select candidates for other positions and delegates to attend their state assemblies and convention.
So participate in this democratic process. It's an exciting election year and your vote matters. To find your precinct number and caucus location contact these political parties:
Arapahoe County Republicans: website or 303-779-1115
Arapahoe County Democrats: website or 303-338-1202
Douglas County Republicans: website or the Colorado Republican Party at 303-758-3333
Douglas County Democrats : website or 720-509-9048
ColoradoCare Amendment Member-Only Meeting
On Tuesday evening, March 8, League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members will have a chance to learn about the ColoradoCare health care amendment that will be on the ballot this fall. Come and ask questions, challenge the proposal, and find how what it will and will not cover. As League members we will probably be asked to explain Amendment 69 and will need to know the details and how it will affect us and our families. Learn more about this opportunity here.
March Movie Night
Because our March Meeting Event will address the issue of human trafficking, our March film presentation will be Chosen - The True Story of America's Trafficked Teens. This documentary features true stories of two all-American teenage girls tricked into trafficking. The film reveals the warning signs and sometimes fatal consequences of sex trafficking to equip teens to protect themselves and others from being trapped in the horrific and violent sex industry. This will be one of two opportunities to see the film, one at Koelbel Public Library on Wednesday evening, March 23 and another at Heather Gardens. Free and open to League members and their friends. More on this insightful film here.
March Combined Member and Public Meeting
Don't miss this event on Wednesday evening, March 30. Th League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties will present a Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking in Your Neighborhood. More info.
League of Women Voters of Colorado Legislative Letters Subscription Available
You may subscribe to the League of Women Voters of Colorado's 2016 Legislative Letter for email or regular mail delivery. The cost is $20. For more information, see the League of Women Voters of Colorado website here.
New Election Data Source Available From Colorado Secretary of State
Curious about turnout in the last election? A new source of election data is now available from the Colorado Secretary of State's office, giving a closer look at voting turnout in all 64 counties by party registration. Accountability in Colorado Elections (ACE) is now available to provide details on votes cast, voter methods, registration statistics, and election costs. To access ACE information, click here.
TABOR Presentation Available
The slides from the TABOR presentation by the Colorado Fiscal Institute's Carol Hedges at the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Back to League event are available here.
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Is In the News
For recent media coverage of our activities, click here .
February Management Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet on Monday, February 22. Details.
April Unit Meetings
The April unit meetings will feature a Topic of the Members' Choice. Info.
May Unit Meetings
In May members will have an opportunity to hear the Water Study Committee's Presentations. Details.
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On Sunday, February 14, League of Women Voters Celebrates its 96th Birthday
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Last revised: February 13, 2016 11:55 PST.