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Voter Service Committee Meeting - CANCELLED
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Voter Service Committee meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, September 19 at Castlewood Public Library HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Management Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet on Monday evening, September 24 at Castlewood Public Library. More.
Three Reasons to Celebrate National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The League of Women Voters is celebrating National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 25 because:
• Registering and voting is the best way for each of us to decide what happens in our country. Health care. Education. The environment. Immigration. Drawing districts fairly. Our place in the world. It all comes down to the people we elect. Eager to make a difference? Start by becoming a loud and proud supporter of voter registration!
• The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties registers voters at many events during each year. Add that to the efforts of other Leagues across the United States and it means that from coast to coast, more people can participate in the decision making and many people hear our message that voter registration is important.
• Join LWV and help us with voter registration. And, even if you can't help, you can help publicize in social media, encourage people you know to get registered or update their address, and spread the word.
Resources include our League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Election Central pages with links to county and state voter registration information here, the National Voter Registration Day web site here, and the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties individualized November ballot information for voters starting October 9 on our Vote411 web site here.
Voter Registration Drive
MEMBER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer on National Voter Registration Day for our Voter Registration Drive on Tuesday, September 25 at Arapahoe Community College. More Info.
Ballot Issue Speakers Training
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties will provide Ballot Issue Speakers Training to members on Wednesday afternoon, September 26 at Castlewood Public Library. Gerry Cummins will provide the training to prepare speakers for the fall election speaking events. Details.
LWVCO Making Democracy Work!™ ConferenceJoin us at the League of Women Voters of Colorado's annual Making Democracy Work!™ Conference on Saturday, September 29 to network with other Colorado Leaguers and share information to help your local League GROW, CHANGE, AND BE MORE EFFECTIVE AT OUTREACH.
October Combined Meeting
This month's League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties combined meeting will feature a presentation How Safe Is Your Vote? on Monday evening, October 8 at Las Brisas. All current and prospective members are invited to attend our meeting. Details
Ballot Issue Forum
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe an Douglas Counties will provide a chance to hear from pro and con speakers on each Colorado state-wide ballot proposal in the November 6 general election at Koelbel Public Library on Wednesday evening, October 17.
Free and open to the public. Bring your family and friends to learn about what will be on the ballot. More.
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.
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
For information on this year's General Election on Tuesday, November 6, to register to vote, to update your voter registration, or to find ballot drop-off locations, visit the Arapahoe County Elections web site here or the Douglas County Elections web site here.
Check out our Vote411 web page for personalized local voter information
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Last revised: September 19, 2018 07:13 PDT.