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.
Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
It's that time of year again when the U.S. Supreme Court announces their decisions on major court cases.
* The King v. Burwell decision upholding the Affordable Care Act
* The decisions on Obergefell v. Hodges and three related cases guaranteeing the right to same-sex marriage.
* The Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission decision allowing Arizona to make the process of drawing congressional districts less partisan through creation of an independent redistricting commission.
* The Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency decision blocking the Obama administration from limiting emissions of toxic pollutants such as mercury from electric utilities' coal fired power plants.
* The Glossip v. Gross decision allowing states to use a drug alleged to be painful for lethal injection death sentences.
Find it all here.
Celebrate Silence and Sounds in Rocky Mountain National Park
You're invited to the event honoring the passage of federal legislation in 1998 that banned commercial sightseeing overflights of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Rocky Mountain National Park is the only unit in the National Park Service system where commercial touring flights are permanently banned. This is due to the passage of legislation by the Congress of the United States in 1998. This legislation was a direct result of a movement to protect the resource of natural sounds in the Park led by the League of Women Voters of Estes Park.
The Estes Park League and National Park Service will host a full day of activities on July 18, including a presentation on and a rededication of this historic event. Details may be found here.
Ask the Class of 2015 to Register to Vote
Do your friends and family members include 2015 graduates? The League of Women Voters of the United States has an eCard that you can send to congratulate them on their achievement and encourage them to register to vote.
The eCard directs recipients to VOTE411, League's location for election information where they can easily start the process of becoming active participants in democracy by registering to vote. And, because young graduates are more likely to move, this website makes it easy for them to update their voter registration.
The League of Women Voters has been committed to ensuring our government represents the depth and diversity of American communities for 95 years. We do so by facilitating voter participation through year-round voter registration for new voters, including young graduates and new citizens, and registration updates for those who have moved or changed their name.
With your help, we can ensure that our youngest voters have a voice on the issues that are most important to them.
You'll find the eCard for graduates here.
Colorado Fiscal Institute Purple Book
Where does Colorado rank in terms of income taxes? What about school funding per pupil? How does Colorado's corporate income tax rank among states? What about its gas tax?
Wouldn't it be nice if there were one place to find answers to all these questions? Well, now there is. The Colorado Fiscal Institute, which believes that the state budget is everyone's business, has created an easy-to-read guide, "The Purple Book: A Colorado Compendium of Useful Fiscal Facts." It's an easy-to-read guide that gives basic information about the state budget and taxes, as well as simple explanations about policies and laws that impact Coloradans.
You can order a Purple Book by clicking here.
Coming soon: Details of the next scheduled League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Lunch Bunch, a social get-together.
Watch this space for the next scheduled League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Movie Night.
All-Member New Season Launch
To be announced: Current and prospective League of Women Voters of Arapahoe Counties members will be invited to celebrate the launch of the new 2015-2016 season at the All-Member Meeting this fall.
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Last revised: July 1, 2015 06:35 PDT.