Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, November 15, 2018-Saturday, December 15, 2018
 
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
2401 Welton St.
Denver, CO 80205
"Undesign the Redline" Exhibit. The "Undesign the Redline" exhibit, created by the Denver Foundation and the Enterprise Community Partners, is open now until December 15 at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and also December 18 until January 2 at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building.

The exhibit demonstrates how government redlining has maintained segregation and prevented minorities from accumulating wealth in the City of Denver since 1934, when the Federal Housing Administration was created. Maps of neighborhoods were color coded and zoned and this information was used by banks and mortgage lenders to deny loans and mortgages to those considered undesirable. White families moved out to suburbs like Aurora and Littleton. Minorities were kept in the city in areas like Park Hill, Montbello, Five Points, Globeville and other areas, all of which were redlined. The lack of good, reasonably priced housing Is contributing to homelessness today along with discriminatory land use practices based on those past actions.

The Foundation hopes to change that pattern through grants, education in basic human needs, economic opportunity, leadership, and equity.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018-Wednesday, January 2, 2019
 
Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202
"Undesign the Redline" Exhibit. The "Undesign the Redline" exhibit, created by the Denver Foundation and the Enterprise Community Partners, is open now until December 15 at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and also December 18 until January 2 at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building.

The exhibit demonstrates how government redlining has maintained segregation and prevented minorities from accumulating wealth in the City of Denver since 1934, when the Federal Housing Administration was created. Maps of neighborhoods were color coded and zoned and this information was used by banks and mortgage lenders to deny loans and mortgages to those considered undesirable. White families moved out to suburbs like Aurora and Littleton. Minorities were kept in the city in areas like Park Hill, Montbello, Five Points, Globeville and other areas, all of which were redlined. The lack of good, reasonably priced housing Is contributing to homelessness today along with discriminatory land use practices based on those past actions.

The Foundation hopes to change that pattern through grants, education in basic human needs, economic opportunity, leadership, and equity.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
1:45 p.m.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
12484 E. Weaver Pl.
Centennial, CO 80111
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.

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 2018 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.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
 
  League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Anniversary. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate 50 years: 1969 - 2019!
Friday, January 4, 2019
 
  Colorado General Assembly Session Begins. The first day of the 2019 Colorado Legislative session is January 4.

Visit their web site for information about committee meetings, bills, and votes. Live video and audio streams are available for some proceedings. Legislative web site.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
9:30 a.m. - noon
Southglenn Public Library
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
January Morning Unit Meeting. This month's League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties meeting will be State and Local Program Planning. Join us and provide input on what topics you'd like to see covered in the coming months.

All current and prospective members are invited to attend any unit meetings.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Heather Gardens
Rendezvous Restaurant Meeting Room
2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Aurora, CO 80014
January Aurora Unit Meeting. This month's League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties meeting will be State and Local Program Planning. Join us and provide input on what topics you'd like to see covered in the coming months.

All current and prospective members are invited to attend any unit meetings.
Monday, January 14, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Scottish Rite Masonic Center
1370 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203
LWVCO Legislative Conference. The annual League of Women Voters of Colorado Legislative Conference and Workshop will bring you up-to-date on the 2019 Colorado General Assembly Session. The registration fee is $45.00, which includes the Legislative program materials, continental breakfast, and buffet lunch.

The registration deadline is Monday, January 7.

Topics:
• How to Make Friends and Influence Legislators
• Legislative Priorities 2019
• How the League of Women Voters Uses its Voice at the CO Legislature
• How to Take Action on Behalf of the League Wherever You Are
• How to Initiate Action from the LWVCO Legislative Action Committee

Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Paid parking available nearby at the Denver Art Museum garage.

Register here on the LWVCO web site .
Monday, January 14, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Las Brisas Mexican Restaurant
Clinton Shoppette
6787 S. Clinton St.
Englewood, CO 80112
January Evening Unit Meeting. This month's League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties meeting will be State and Local Program Planning. Join us and provide input on what topics you'd like to see covered in the coming months.

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

Las Brisas is southeast of I-25 and Arapahoe Rd. Go south on Clinton St from Arapahoe Rd. It's next door to Target. There will be a 20% gratuity and individual checks.

All current and prospective members are invited to attend any or all unit meetings.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
 
  Water and Climate Change Committee Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Water and Climate Change Committee will meet.

For more information, contact Maggi Markey at 704-661-9072, maggimarkey@gmail.com.

All League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are invited to attend.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Koelbel Public Library
The Forum Theater
5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80121
January Movie Night. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties for movie night featuring Years of Living Dangerously, the Emmy award winning SHOWTIME documentary exploring the Politics of Climate Change. Free and open to League members and their friends.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
 
Civic Center Park
1451 Bannock St.
Denver, CO 80202
Womxn's March on Denver. The third annual Womxn's March on Denver will be feature the message: LISTEN. UNITE. ACT.

• Listen to those who have been silenced
• Unite under the banner of anti-oppression
• Act with intention

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."
~ Maya Angelou

Join us! Members, friends, and family are welcome!

The schedule is as follows:

• Congregate in Civic Center Park
• Pre-Rally: Speakers and artists onstage in Civic Center Park
• March begins
• Post-Rally: Speakers and artists onstage in Civic Center Park

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

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Monday, January 28, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Castlewood Public Library
Castlewood Conference Room
6739 S. Uinta St.
Centennial, CO 80112
Management Team Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet for their monthly planning meeting.
Monday, February 11, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Las Brisas Mexican Restaurant
Clinton Shoppette
6787 S. Clinton St.
Englewood, CO 80112
February Evening Unit Meeting. This month the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties unit meeting will feature the topic Aging out of Foster Care.

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

Las Brisas is southeast of I-25 and Arapahoe Rd. Go south on Clinton St from Arapahoe Rd. It's next door to Target. There will be a 20% gratuity and individual checks.

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

Thursday, February 14, 2019
 
  League of Women Voters Anniversary. Join the League of Women Voters as we celebrate the 99th anniversary of our founding. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
February Morning Unit Meeting. This month the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties unit meeting will feature the topic Aging out of Foster Care.

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

Thursday, February 14, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Heather Gardens
Rendezvous Restaurant Meeting Room
2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Aurora, CO 80014
February Aurora Unit Meeting. This month the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties unit meeting will feature the topic Aging out of Foster Care.

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Castlewood Public Library
Castlewood Conference Room
6739 S. Uinta St.
Centennial, CO 80112
Management Team Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet for their monthly planning meeting.
Sunday, March 10, 2019-Saturday, March 16, 2019
 
  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, see their web site at http://sunshineweek.org/
Monday, March 11, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Las Brisas Mexican Restaurant
Clinton Shoppette
6787 S. Clinton St.
Englewood, CO 80112
March Evening Unit Meeting. This month the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties unit meeting will address the topic of Immigration.

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

Las Brisas is southeast of I-25 and Arapahoe Rd. Go south on Clinton St from Arapahoe Rd. It's next door to Target. There will be a 20% gratuity and individual checks.

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

Thursday, March 14, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
March Morning Unit Meeting. This month the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties unit meeting will address the topic of Immigration.

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

Thursday, March 14, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Heather Gardens
Rendezvous Restaurant Meeting Room
2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Aurora, CO 80014
March Aurora Unit Meeting. This month the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties unit meeting will address the topic of Immigration.

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

Friday, May 3, 2019
 
  Colorado General Assembly Session Close. The 2019 Colorado Legislative session must end by May 3, 2019.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
 
  Voting Rights Act Anniversary. The League of Women Voters celebrates the 54th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on August 6.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
 
  LWV event. Western Welcome Week parade
Monday, August 26, 2019
 
  Women's Equality Day. The League of Women Voters celebrates Women's Equality Day, which honors the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. This is the 99th anniversary, since the 19th Amendment took effect on August 26, 1920.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
 
  National Voter Registration Day. Join the League of Women Voters as we celebrate National Voter Registration Day.

<b?Make sure everyone you know is registered to vote and has up-to-date registration information.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019-Tuesday, November 5, 2019
 
  Defend Press Freedom. As the 2019 US election approaches, we must remind our candidates that journalists play a crucial role in our democracy by keeping us informed and holding those in power accountable.

Reporters Without Borders is concerned about growing violence against journalists, undermining the media's role and creating opportunities for government overreach, the erosion of press freedom, and impeding our right to be informed

It has tools to help voters contact their candidates and ask where they stand on press freedom.

Press freedom is not a partisan issue: it is a fundamental right that impacts every American, no matter what the politics.

For more information, see Reports Without Borders at #DefendPressFreedom! and on their web site
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  Election Day. The 2019 Coordinated Election will be by mail per Colorado law. A coordinated election means that local elections are consolidated into a ballot by the county elections office. Ballots must be in a ballot box or a voter must be in line to place a ballot in a ballot box no later than the close of polls at 7:00 p.m. Postmarks do not count for domestic voters. Overseas and military voters have a separate calendar.

For registration or ballot information, contact your county Clerk and Recorder's elections office:

Arapahoe County Elections

Douglas County Elections

The Colorado Secretary of State's office:

Colorado Secretary of State Elections

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
 
  Colorado Gives Day. Colorado Gives Day provides an opportunity to support Colorado nonprofits.

Consider making a donation to the League of Women Voters on or before December 3:
https://www.coloradogives.org/cogivesday
and
https://www.coloradogives.org/LWVColorado/overview
Friday, February 14, 2020
 
  League of Women Voters 100th Anniversary. Join the League of Women Voters as we celebrate 100 years of supporting democracy through voter registration, voter education, and civic participation.