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.
WE NEED MORE MEMBERS TO VOLUNTEER
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are needed to volunteer for our upcoming Voter Registration Session at a U.S. Naturalization Services ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, May 28. Please sign up in advance by contacting Gladys Hodges. Members, we need more volunteers to assist these new citizens so that they can exercise this most basic right and privilege of citizenship. It's easy and training will be provided. More Info.
LWVCO Free Member Pre-Convention Workshops
All Colorado League members are invited to attend the free League of Women Voters of Colorado 2019 Pre-Convention Workshops May 30 and 31. You do not have to attend the Annual Convention for League leaders to take advantage of these workshops.
You may view and download the list of workshops offered here: workshop flyer
Registration is required and the deadline is May 1. No walk-ins will be permitted.
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LWVCO 2019 Annual Convention
Local League leaders have chosen delegates to the League of Women Voters of Colorado 2019 Annual Convention, which will be on the weekend of May 31 through June 1. Event Details
LWVADC Annual Meeting Breakfast Payment Deadline
The breakfast payment deadline for the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Annual Member Meeting is Saturday, June 1. Send to Alice Ramsey. Info.
LWVCO Annual Leader of Democracy Award Reception
Don't miss the celebration at the League of Women Voters of Colorado Sixth Annual Leader of Democracy Award Reception on Thursday evening, June 6, emceed by this year's Honorary Chair Dottie Lamm. We will honor:
• Wayne Williams, former Colorado Secretary of State, for his strong work in making Colorado the safest place to vote
• FairMaps Colorado, the nonprofit leading the efforts on the successful Fair Maps Y&Z campaign
• National History Day Student Leader and Celeste Archer, Project Director. More information.
LWVADC Annual Meeting
Don't miss the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Annual Member Meeting, which will feature important votes, a Legislative session wrap-up by a guest speaker from the Colorado Fiscal Institute, and an overview of our local League's 50 year history. The meeting will be on Saturday morning, June 8 at Koelbel Public Library and the optional breakfast payment deadline is Saturday, June 1. Info.
LWVUS 2019 National Council
Network with other Leaguers and become inspired by new ideas at the League of Women Voters U.S. National Council June 20-23, an event for League leaders and members. Info.
Management Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team Meeting will be on Monday evening, August 26 at Castlewood Public Library. Info.
Election Central 2019
SPECIAL DISTRICT AND MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESOURCES
Special districts are transitioning elections from even years to odd:
There are two more Special District and Municipal Elections in the Summer of 2019
2. The South Metro Fire Rescue Authority 2019 Inclusion Elections have been completed. This leaves South Metro's Volunteer Firefighter Board of Trustees Election.
NOVEMBER 5, 2019 GENERAL ELECTION RESOURCES
The Colorado Secretary of State Online Registration and Voter Information, including their Election Calendar, is available on their website.
The Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Election Information is available on their website.
The Douglas County Clerk and Recorder Election Information is available on their website.
Send A Message
There is a new resource available from the League of Women Voters: Send A Message is the directory of Colorado Directory of National & State Officials for 2019 - 2020. You can download it 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
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties 50th Anniversary
Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our founding in 2019. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement. here.
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