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.
MEMBER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for one of our upcoming Voter Registration Sessions at one of the U.S. Naturalization Services ceremonies on Friday morning, January 18; Wednesday afternoon, January 23; and Monday afternoon, January 28. Please sign up in advance by contacting Gladys Hodges. More Info.
Homelessness Study Committee Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Homelessness Study Committee will meet on Friday afternoon, January 18. League members who are interested in the study are invited to attend. Details.
Management Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet on Monday evening, January 28 at Castlewood Public Library. More.
February Unit Meetings
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties February Unit Meetings will be on Monday evening, February 11; Thursday morning, February 14; and Thursday afternoon, February 14. Don't miss this month's topics related to Foster Care. Details.
March Unit Meetings
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties The March Unit Meetings will be on Monday evening, March 11; Thursday morning, March 14; and Thursday afternoon, March 14. You won't want to miss this month's topic: Immigration. Details.
Colorado General Assembly Session Begins
The first day of the 2019 Colorado Legislative session was January 4.
Visit their web site for information about committee meetings, bills, and votes. Live video and audio streams are available for some proceedings. You'll find these type of information available:
• House and Senate bills, including current status, votes, amendments
• Contact information for Senators and Representatives
• Calendars for House and Senate floorwork and committees
• Video of House and Senate in session and audio of committee hearings
• The Bill Room is located in the basement of the Legislative Services Building, 200 E 14th Ave, or phone 303-866-3055. Bills, daily journals showing votes, status sheets, contact information and calendars are available in hardcopy at the Bill Room during the session.
• If a bill is not calendared (scheduled), you may contact the sponsor(s) of the legislation for information.
• The Legislative Council staff is another souce of information, 303-866-3521.
Legislative web site.
Tracking bills in the U.S. Congress Visit the GovTrack website to track federal bills and contact your Congressional representatives:
• Search for federal bills
• Review news about most-watched legislation
• Find contact information for your Congressional representatives
GovTrack Congressional web site
LWVCO Legislative Letter
The Colorado League of Women Voters Legislative Action Committee offers a subscriptions to their 2019 biweekly Legislative Newsletter during the General Assembly session. Receive up-to-date information by email on bills our State League supports or opposes and their progress through the Colorado General Assembly. The cost is $30 (or donate $100 or more to State League and receive a free subscription.) 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.
Womxn's March on Denver
On Saturday morning, January 19, the League of Women Voters of Colorado will be participating in the third annual Womxn's March on Denver, which will feature the message: LISTEN. UNITE. ACT:
• Listen to those who have been silenced
• Unite under the banner of anti-oppression
• Act with intention
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."
~ Maya Angelou
LWVCO is participating in the local Women's March on Denver, so meet outside the State League office at 9:45 a.m. prior to the march. The address is:
League of Women Voters of Colorado
1410 Grant St. Suite B204
Denver, CO 80203
Join us! Members, friends, and family are welcome! Wear your League attire! Bring signs and banners and your passion!
Additional information can be found on the Womxn's March on Denver web site here. map.
Maud Wood Park's Birthday
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties recognizes the efforts of Maud Wood Park, suffragette and first president of the League of Women Voters in 1920, on her birthday January 25. Read about her efforts to lobby for maternity, child health, and welfare programs; to grant married women U.S. citizenship independent of their husbands' status; and to pass a child labor amendment 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 bullet points when possible to make it more readable
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Last revised: January 17, 2019 07:03 PST.