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 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 22 at Sixth & Pine Restaurant in Nordstrom's in Park Meadows Mall. More.
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for one of three voter registration sessions at U.S. Naturalization Services ceremonies. Upcoming opportunities will be on Wednesday afternoon, February 22 and Tuesday afternoon, February 28.
Please sign up in advance by contacting Gerry Cummins at 303-771-0115, email. Details.
Great Decisions Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions discussion group will meet on Friday morning, February 24 at Southglenn Public Library as part of their 2017 foreign policy study sessions.
Topics for 2017 are:
□ The Future of Europe
□ Trade and Politics
□ Conflict in the South China Sea
□ Saudi Arabia in Transition
□ U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
□ Latin America's Political Pendulum
□ Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
□ Nuclear Security
Management Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet on Monday evening, February 27 at Castlewood Public Library.
Colorado Women's Legislative Breakfast
League is a sponsor of this event on Tuesday morning, February 28. The focus is "The Cost of Being a Woman" and it will feature discussion about how to drive good public policy that supports women. The keynote speaker will be Kinsey Hasstedt, Senior Policy Manager at the Guttmacher Institute in Washington, D.C. Her focus is on publicly funded family planning programs in the United States, the impact of women's ability to time and space their childbearing, and immigrant women's access to sexual and reproductive health care.
Tickets are $20, which Includes breakfast and a resource packet.
See their website for more information and to register.
Program Committee Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Program Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 28 at Castlewood Public Library for a planning meeting. Info here.
March Unit Meetings
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties March Unit Meeting will be on Thursday evening, March 2; and Thursday morning, March 9; and Monday evening, March 13; at Southglenn Public Library with a presentation on What Will the Future Hold For Transportation in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties? More.
Admin Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Admin Team Meeting will meet on Wednesday morning, March 15 for a planning meeting. Details.
LWVCO Legislative Letter
The Colorado League of Women Voters Legislative Action Committee offers a subscriptions to their 2017 Legislative Newsletter. The General Assembly session began on January 11 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.
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 signup form on their web site 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
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Last revised: February 20, 2017 12:50 PST.