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Water and Climate Change Committee Meetings
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Water and Climate Change Committee will meet on Wednesday afternoon, February 21 at Koelbel Public Library. Details.
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions group will meet on Friday morning, February 23 at Southglenn Public Library. This week's discussion will ask The Waning of Pax Americana? Study topics and details.
MEMBER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for our upcoming Voter Registration Session on February 26. Please sign up in advance by contacting Gladys Hodges. More Info.
Management Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet on Monday evening, February 26 at Castlewood Public Library. Info.
February Lunch Bunch
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 28 at Nordstrom Grill Restaurant. Details.
Know Your Douglas County Committee Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Know Your Douglas County Committee will meet at a location to be determined on Wednesday afternoon, February 28. Info.
You'll find the Colorado League of Women Voters newsletter available on the State League web site 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
We're starting to add information in our League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Election Central pages for information about registering to vote, candidates, ballot issues, where to return your mail-in ballot, and how to contact your county elections office if you have questions. Check back often as we add more information to our Election Central 2018 web page here. There will be information about the 2018 elections, our upcoming candidate forums, and our upcoming ballot issue information programs.
To learn which party caucuses will be held on Tuesday evening, March 6, 2018, how a caucus works, and how to participate, visit our Caucus 2018 web page here.
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Last revised: February 17, 2018 07:07 PST.