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.
March Movie Night
Don't miss the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties' film showing of Fresh, a movie about the solutions that would enable us to obtain fresh sustainable food, on Monday evening, March 30. Details.
Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. We're proud that League of Women Voters members lobby at the Legislature, monitor city and school board meetings, testify before governmental officials, analyze ballot issues, register voters, host candidate forums, and spend endless hours researching issues, honoring the legacy of the suffragettes in the early years of the 20th century.
League will be celebrating by sharing stories in a blog series on how League members have helped protect and strengthen our democracy, and by sharing information about League work and historic information on Twitter and Facebook.
Learn more about Women's History Month activities as we honor the efforts of the suffragettes and other exceptional women and get involved! Details at the League of Women Voters U.S. web site.
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.
League of Women Voters of Colorado Legislative Letter
Want to know the latest from the Colorado General Assembly? Subscribe to the League of Women Voters of Colorado's 2015 Legislative Letter by email or regular mail delivery. Get timely news about State League's legislative advocacy in their biweekly newsletter about the bills that are being followed by League. Information includes the Legislative Action Committee's research on the provisions and effects of each bill, evaluations based on League positions, and progress updates throughout the legislative process. The cost is $20. To subscribe or read previous letters, visit the State League's web site.
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Discussion Group's Great Decisions Series, an eight week discussion program that explores topics of international interest and current affairs from the Foreign Policy Association, will be presented February 6 - March 27. Program details.
April Unit Meetings
The April unit meetings will explore the League of Women Voters of Colorado Behavioral Health report and recommendations.
A LWVCO task force was formed and representatives from Leagues throughout Colorado joined to research Colorado resources, support agencies, legal practices, policies and procedures, and medical procedures and training, encompassing behavioral health issues and Colorado's prison system as the largest in-patient provider of behavioral health services.
Join us at the April unit meetings to learn about the Behavioral Health report and the recommendations. Susan Meeker will be the featured speaker. More here.
April Movie Night
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties will show PoliWood, an in-depth examination of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions during the 2008 presidential election year, on April 22. The film features interviews with the all star cast and parts of the film were shot in Denver. Come watch for familiar Denver venues on the big screen!
Free to all LWVADC members and their families. Details.
Management Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team members will meet on Monday evening, April 27, for their monthly planning session. Details.
May Unit Meetings
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties May unit meetings will feature Water 101 as the topic. Info.
League of Women Voters of Colorado Annual Convention
The League of Women Voters of Colorado's Annual Convention for local Leagues' board members will be held on May 16 and 17 in Boulder. Members may attend as observers. Details.
May Movie Night
Due to the snowstorm in January, the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties will offer a second chance to see the film The Revisionaries, a thought provoking look at head of the Texas Board of Education's attempts to revise school children's textbooks by downplaying the theory of evolution, on May 21. More.
LWVAC Annual Meeting
Save the date for the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties 46th Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 13 8:00 a.m. - noon. Arrive early for the optional social hour over breakfast or arrive at 9:00 a.m. for the business meeting and keynote speaker. Details.
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