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.
For information on this year's Primary Election on June 26, to register to vote, or to update your voter registration, visit the Arapahoe County Elections web site here or the Douglas County Elections web site here.
Voter Registration Opportunities
MEMBER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for our upcoming Voter Registration Session on Friday, June 22. Note that, for these three sessions, volunteers who are not yet certified in 2018 as circulators are welcome to participate and are needed at 1 p.m. Sign up in advance by contacting Gladys Hodges. More Info.
Voter Services Steering Committee
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Voter Services Steering Committee will meet on Friday afternoon, June 22 at Castlewood Public Library for a planning session. Info.
LWVCO Annual Leader of Democracy Award Reception
The League of Women Voters of Colorado 2018 Leader of Democracy Award Reception will honor Ken Salazar, former Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Senator, on Monday, June 25. Additional info.
MEMBER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for this Voter Registration Session on Wednesday, June 27. With this session we will resume our regular 2:00 pm schedule and request that volunteers arrange to become trained and certified beforehand. Sign up in advance by contacting Gladys Hodges. More Info.
LWVUS Annual Convention
Get energized at the League of Women Voters U.S. 2018 Annual Convention June 28 - July 1 in Chicago, IL. Details.
Management Team Retreat
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Annual Management Team Retreat will be held on Saturday, July 7 at Ann Roux's house. Info.
Management Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet on Monday evening, July 23 at Castlewood Public Library. More.
LWVCO Making Democracy Work!™ Conference
Join the League of Women Voters of Colorado at their annual Making Democracy Work!™ Conference on Saturday, September 29 to learn what you can do to combat the effects of dark money on our elections.
See the State League's web site for more information and to register.
Think Before You Ink
It's petition signature season. See our League of Women Voters tips to help understand what you're really signing
Download the tips here.
LWV JeffCo Suffrage Art Show and Open House
Don't miss the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County's Suffrage Art Show and Open House on Saturday afternoon, June 30 at Next Gallery in Lakewood.
Enjoy visual artist Melody Epperson's exhibit ON THEIR SHOULDERS WE STAND: The Unsung Heroines of Women Suffrage. Meet the artist and celebrate the important role the League of Women Voters had in the building of democracy.
Free and open to Leaguers, supporters, and their friends.
This presentation is free and open to the public. Visit the JeffCo League's web site for more information here.
Stay up-to-date with news from State League by reading their League of Women Voters of Colorado's Voter newsletter here.
LWVCO Legislative Letter
The Colorado League of Women Voters Legislative Action Committee offers a subscriptions to their 2018 Legislative Newsletter. The General Assembly session begins on Wednesday, January 10 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.
The cost is $30. 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 free email signup form on the right side of that same Legislative Action web page 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
Check out our Vote411 web page for personalized local voter information
Visit our Facebook page to
catch up on these topics
that our members are
How Colorado Became the Safest State to Cast a Vote
Do voters hate the truth? Is the strategic use
of misinformation undermining our democracy?
Mike Keefe: Embedded Journalists
Protest: 55 Denver Post Journalists Say They're
Outraged at Unconscionable Censorship at Their Paper
Denver Post Rebels Against Its
Hedge Fund Ownership
Follow us on Twitter:
League of Women Voters
of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties
6 Augusta Dr.
Littleton, CO 80123
[email the League]
Comments, suggestions, questions?
Contact our webmaster.
Disclaimer: All links to other web sites are provided for your convenience only. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties exercises no control of the information or opinions contained on them. Provision of these links on our site does not indicate an endorsement of their contents by the LWV of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.
Last revised: June 20, 2018 04:33 PDT.