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Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
June 2019
 
  League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties 50th Anniversary. 1969 - 2019

The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties celebrated the 50th anniversary of our founding in 2019. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.
February 2020
 
  Black History Month. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate Black History Month in February. Learn more about Black History and their 2020 theme, Black Migrations, on the Association for the Study of African American Life and History web site.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Willow Creek 3 Clubhouse
8091 E. Philips Cir.
Centennial, CO 80112
February Combined Meeting and 100th Anniversary Celebration. Don't miss the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Combined February Meeting and celebration of League's 100th Anniversary!.

Enjoy champagne and cake: We'll raise our glasses in a toast to the League's past and future.

We'll view the Annenberg Public Policy Center's film The 19th Amendment, A Woman's Right to Vote. The film documents women's long, difficult struggle to win the right to vote. It's about citizenship, the power of the vote, and why women had to change the Constitution with the 19th Amendment to get the vote.

Following the video. we'll discuss the unfinished business of women's equality.

All current and prospective members are invited to attend any unit meetings.

Directions:

Those coming from the west area take Arapahoe Road to Quebec St. Turn right and Quebec and drive to East Mineral Drive. Turn left on E. Mineral. It is opposite St. Thomas Moore's Church and just before two large shopping centers on County Line Rd. Take E. Mineral to E. Phillips Circle S. and turn right. Follow E. Phillips Circle S. as it winds through the residential area until you reach the Willows 3 Clubhouse. Park in the clubhouse parking lot or across the street.

Those coming from the east on Arapahoe Rd. turn left on Quebec and follow the directions above. You can also access Quebec and E. Mineral from County Line Road.

Friday, February 21, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics. This week's topic is Artificial Intelligence and Data.

The topics for 2020 are:
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

Friday, February 21, 2020
9:45 p.m.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
12484 E. Weaver Pl.
Centennial, CO 80111
New Citizen Voter Registration. League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for a voter registration session at one of this month's U.S. Naturalization Services ceremonies. Each volunteer can easily certify or re-certify once for 2020 on the Colorado Secretary of State website here before volunteering. Click on the English or Spanish link to view the training slides. Print and sign the training acknowledge form and bring with you to voter registration. That's it!

For more information, contact Gladys Hodges at 915-525-4982, email.

Directions: Turn north onto Revere St. from Arapahoe Rd.
Monday, February 24, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Koelbel Public Library
The Living Room
5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80121
Management Team Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet for their monthly planning meeting. Note that we will meet in the Koelbel Living Room next to the coffee bar.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
1:15 p.m.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
12484 E. Weaver Pl.
Centennial, CO 80111
New Citizen Voter Registration. League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for a voter registration session at one of this month's U.S. Naturalization Services ceremonies. Each volunteer can easily certify or re-certify once for 2020 on the Colorado Secretary of State website here before volunteering. Click on the English or Spanish link to view the training slides. Print and sign the training acknowledge form and bring with you to voter registration. That's it!

For more information, contact Gladys Hodges at 915-525-4982, email.

Directions: Turn north onto Revere St. from Arapahoe Rd.
Friday, February 28, 2020
 
  Deadline to File As Special District Candidate for 2020 Special District Election. If you're a resident of one of Colorado's special districts and you want a say in the district's decisions, consider running for a district director position. The filing deadline for director candidates is February 28. The special district election is May 5.

See the State of Colorado's Special District Elections page for district information, candidate information, and filing information here.
Friday, February 28, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics. This week's topic is China's Road into Latin America.

The topics for 2020 are:
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

Friday, February 28, 2020
9:45 p.m.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
12484 E. Weaver Pl.
Centennial, CO 80111
New Citizen Voter Registration. League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for a voter registration session at one of this month's U.S. Naturalization Services ceremonies. Each volunteer can easily certify or re-certify once for 2020 on the Colorado Secretary of State website here before volunteering. Click on the English or Spanish link to view the training slides. Print and sign the training acknowledge form and bring with you to voter registration. That's it!

For more information, contact Gladys Hodges at 915-525-4982, email.

Directions: Turn north onto Revere St. from Arapahoe Rd.
March 2020
 
  Women's History Month. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate Women's History Month in March. Learn more about Women's History and the 2019 theme, Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence, on the National Women's History Alliance web site.

The League of Women Voters U.S. also has interesting information on its history on its web page here.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
 
  Colorado Presidential Primary. For information on this year's Colorado Presidential Primary, visit the Arapahoe Elections web site, including a sample ballot here
and visit the Douglas County Elections web site here.
Friday, March 6, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics. This week's topic is The Philippines and the U.S..

The topics for 2020 are:
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

Saturday, March 7, 2020
 
  Colorado Political Parties Non-Presidential Caucuses. For information on this year's Colorado Political Parties Caucuses for state offices (U.S. Senate and Colorado Legislature), visit the Colorado Secretary of State web site here. Follow its links to the political parties' web sites for their caucus information.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
 
  International Women's Day. Celebrate International Women's Day 2020. Read about efforts for gender parity, equal pay, #PressforProgress, #MeToo, and #TimesUp, and CodeLikeAGirl on the Women's Day web site.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Heather Gardens Clubhouse
Aspen Meeting Room
2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Aurora, CO 80014
March Combined Meeting. Don't miss the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Combined March Meeting With Guest Speaker Sam DeWitt Speaking on Implementation of Colorado's End of Life Options Act. Mr. DeWitt is the Southwest Regional Campaign and Outreach Manager for Compassion and Choices.

After the presentation, attendees can choose to dine and socialize in the clubhouse's Rendezvous Restaurant, if they wish.

All current and prospective members are invited to attend any unit meetings.

Friday, March 13, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics. This week's topic is Climate Change and the Global Order.

The topics for 2020 are:
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

Sunday, March 15, 2020-Saturday, March 21, 2020
 
  Sunshine Week. The American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Reporters Committee are sponsoring their annual nationwide celebration of access to public information. For more information on Sunshine Week 2020, see their web site at web site.
Friday, March 20, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics. This week's topic is U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle.

The topics for 2020 are:
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

Monday, March 23, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Koelbel Public Library
Conference Room
5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80121
Management Team Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet for their monthly planning meeting.
Monday, March 23, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
University of Denver
Lindsay Auditorium Room281 in Sturm Hall
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
LWVCO DU Enrichment Program: Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary. The League of Women Voters of Colorado has arranged an opportunity to learn more about The History of Women's Suffrage in a four-part series of classes taught at the University of Denver: ENRICH-0347 + Hist: Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary. The four Monday night class dates are March 23, March 30, April 6, and April 13.

League members will receive a 10% discount on the registration fee.

Registration with DU is required to attend.

Topics:
• Origins of the Women's Suffrage Movement in the 19th Century
• "Let the Women Vote!" Colorado Suffrage and Music of the Movement
• The Crooked Road to the 19th Amendment
• Political Rights After the 19th Amendment

Register on the DU web site here.
Friday, March 27, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics. This week's topic is Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

The topics for 2020 are:
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
 
  Equal Pay Day. Celebrate Equal Pay Day 2020. Read more on the National Committee on Pay Equity web site.
Monday, April 13, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Lone Tree Public Library
Event Hall
10055 Library Way
Lone Tree, CO 80124
April Combined Meeting. Don't miss the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Combined April Meeting On The Topic Of The National Popular Vote Compact. Discussion will follow.

All current and prospective members are invited to attend any unit meetings.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
 
  Earth Day. Celebrate Earth Day 2019 as a day of political action and civic participation. The Earth Day Network estimates that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in Earth Day, the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.

Read more about Earth Day 2020's theme of protecting threatened and endangered species on the Earth Day Network web site.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
 
  Special District Elections 2020. Residents of Colorado's special districts which will hold an election in 2020 to fill district director positions will vote on May 5.

See the State of Colorado's Special District Elections page for district and candidate information here.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
 
  Colorado Non-Presidential Primary Election. For information on this year's primary election for state offices (U.S. Senate and Colorado Legislature), visit the Arapahoe County Elections web site here.
and the Douglas County Elections web site here.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
 
  Ida B. Wells' Birthday. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties honors the efforts of Ida B. Wells, African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She was considered the most famous black woman in America during her lifetime as she fought prejudice and violence and worked for equality for African Americans, especially women.

Learn more about Ida B. Wells' accomplishments in Wikipedia here.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  General Election. The 2020 General Election is Tuesday, November 5. Ballots must be returned by 7:00 p.m. to be counted.

Ballots cast by military and overseas voters must be received by November 13 to be counted.
January 2028
 
  League of Women Voters of Colorado 100th Anniversary. Join us in celebrating 100 years in 2028. Colorado State League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that voters should play a critical role in democracy.