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Colorado General Assembly Session Begins

The first day of the 2020 Colorado Legislative session was January 8.

Visit the Colorado General Assembly web site for information about committee meetings, bills, and votes here.

Use this link for live video and audio streams, or to look up your legislator here.

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LWVCO Legislative Letter

Learn about the progress of bills in the 2020 Colorado General Assembly. The Colorado League of Women Voters Legislative Action Committee Legislative Letter is available on the State League web site here.


Did you know? You can register to vote or change your address online 24/7 by going to the Colorado Secretary of State's web site here. It's easy and only takes a couple of minutes.


New this year in Colorado: 17 year olds who will turn 18 by the November 3, 2020 General Election may vote in the upcoming Colorado Presidential Primary on March 3 and in the upcoming Colorado State Primary on June 30.

Now qualified Colorado teens who will turn 18 by the general election can take part in the primary elections too due to the new The Colorado Votes Act (HB 19-1278), which took effect in August, 2019.

Also, please note that in Colorado all teens 16 and older are encouraged to register to vote so that they're ready to vote as soon as eligible.

Teens 16 and older: Go to the Colorado Secretary of State's web site and click on "Register to Vote." Once registered, you will automatically receive a ballot for the next election for which you're eligible.

☆ New Resource From LWV ☆

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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.

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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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Fifty Years!

The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties celebrated 50 years in 2019.

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League of Women Voters 100th Anniversary!

Join the League of Women Voters as we celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2020. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement. More info.