Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

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

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.
Friday, December 20, 2019
9:45 a.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. We request that volunteers arrange to become trained and certified beforehand. We still need volunteers for September 27.

Please sign up in advance in order to arrange becoming a certified circulator by contacting Gladys Hodges at 915-525-4982, email.

To ensure fair and impartial practices, the State of Colorado requires that every circulator re-review the training videos and re-pass the voter registration test each year. The training and test are located on the Colorado Secretary of State web site here.

Then every circulator should bring a signed training acknowledgment document for 2019 the first time volunteering for voter registration and give the document to Gladys Hodges, who will keep it on file for the year.

Directions: Turn north onto Revere St. from Arapahoe Rd.
Monday, December 30, 2019
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. We request that volunteers arrange to become trained and certified beforehand. We still need volunteers for September 27.

Please sign up in advance in order to arrange becoming a certified circulator by contacting Gladys Hodges at 915-525-4982, email.

To ensure fair and impartial practices, the State of Colorado requires that every circulator re-review the training videos and re-pass the voter registration test each year. The training and test are located on the Colorado Secretary of State web site here.

Then every circulator should bring a signed training acknowledgment document for 2019 the first time volunteering for voter registration and give the document to Gladys Hodges, who will keep it on file for the year.

Directions: Turn north onto Revere St. from Arapahoe Rd.
January 2020
 
  League of Women Voters 100th Anniversary. 1920 - 2020

Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate National League's 100th anniversary in 2020. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
 
  Colorado General Assembly Session Begins. The first day of the 2020 Colorado Legislative session is 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.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
 
  Carrie Chapman Catt's Birthday. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties honors the efforts of Carrie Chapman Catt and other others whose sacrifices made it possible for women to be active participants in our democracy.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
History Colorado Center
Anschutz Hamilton Hall
1200 N Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
Bold Women Change History Speaker Series: Susan Helms. History Colorado will offer an opportunity to learn more about Retired Astronaut Susan Helms, Lieutenant General, USAF, Retired. Ms.Helms is a retired astronaut, flight test engineer and military officer. The presentation cost is $25. History Colorado members' discounted cost is $15. The student cost is $10.

For more information or to buy tickets, the History Colorado event web site is here. Tickets sell out fast, so don't delay.

More on Susan Helms:

Ms. Helms flew on 5 space missions, including a 5+ month stay on the International Space Station in 2001.

Helms's first flight was STS-54, aboard Endeavour, a 6-day mission that deployed a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite and utilized an X-ray spectrometer in the payload bay to gather information that allowed investigators to further understand the origins of the Milky Way Galaxy.

On STS-64, a 12-day mission aboard Discovery, Helms served as the primary operator of the Robotics Manipulator System (RMS + aka the `robotic arm') and served as the Flight Engineer (MS-2) for orbiter operations. Among other mission tasks, Helms released and recaptured 2 days later the Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy-201 (SPARTAN-201) free flyer, using the RMS.
Monday, January 13, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mimi's Cafe Lone Tree
9155 Park Meadows Dr.
Lone Tree, CO 80124
January Combined Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Combined January Dinner Meeting will include a Speaker on the 2020 Census and Our Annual Program Review.

5:30 p.m. Dinner and social hour followed by meeting

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

For more information, contact Sonya Pennock at 303-794-0430, email.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
8:00 a.m.
League of Women Voters of Colorado Office
1410 Grant St. Suite B204
Denver, CO 80203
Womxn's March on Denver. This will be the fourth annual Womxn's March, which will feature the message: OUR VOTE IS OUR VOICE. LET'S GET LOUD! LWVCO will be participating in the local Women's March on Denver.

Join us! Members, friends, and family are welcome! Wear your League attire! Bring signs and banners and your enthusiasm!

Meet before the march at the State League office at 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. for coffee and donuts.

The national and local marches will provide an opportunity for League members to make our voice heard for social justice, human rights, and equality for women and all marginalized people nationwide.

Members are asked to bring their own League of Women Voters signs and buttons and their phones. We also suggest comfortable shoes, warm clothes, a hat or scarf, gloves or mittens or pocket warmers, water, snacks, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Additional information can be found on the Womxn's March on Denver web site here.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
 
  Maud Wood Park's Birthday. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties recognizes the efforts of Maud Wood Park, suffragette and first president of the League of Women Voters in 1920. Read about her efforts to lobby for maternity, child health, and welfare programs; to grant married women U.S. citizenship independent of their husbands' status; and to pass a child labor amendment here.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Byers-Evans House Museum
1310 Bannock St.
Denver, CO, 80204
Colorado Women Lecture: Agnes Wright Spring. History Colorado will offer an opportunity to learn more about Agnes Wright Spring, author, suffragist, and historian in the American West. The presentation cost is $6 for non-members and $5 for History Colorado members.

For more information or to buy tickets, the History Colorado event web site is here.

Monday, January 27, 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.
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.
Friday, February 14, 2020
 
  League of Women Voters 100th Anniversary. Join the League of Women Voters as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our founding. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.
Monday, February 24, 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.
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 Election. For information on this year's Colorado Presidential Primary Election, visit the Arapahoe County Elections web site here.
and the Douglas County Elections web site here.
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.
Sunday, March 8, 2020-Saturday, March 14, 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.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
 
  Equal Pay Day. Celebrate Equal Pay Day 2020. Read more on the National Committee on Pay Equity web site.
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.
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.
Thursday, November 5, 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.