Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, April 2, 2020
 
  Colorado General Assembly Session Suspended. The 2020 Colorado General Assembly adjourned until March 30. They then met in a limited session on March 30th. The House will meet again in limited session on Thursday, April 2 because the Colorado Constitution allows for a three-day recess without formal agreement. The Senate adjourned.

Lawmakers are waiting for the Colorado Supreme Court to rule whether the legislative session can span 120 calendar days any time during the year or whether those 120 days must be consecutive.

Monday, April 6, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Remote meeting using Zoom Voter Service Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Voter Service Committee will meet remotely using Zoom.
Monday, April 6, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Remote meeting using Zoom Nominating Committee Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Nominating Committee will meet remotely using Zoom.
Monday, April 13, 2020
 
Canceled
Working to arrange as remote meeting
April Combined Meeting. We are working to schedule as a remote meeting the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties' April Combined Meeting with guest speaker Dr. Seth Masket, Director, Center on American Politics at Denver University, speaking on The National Popular Vote Compact.
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.
Monday, April 27, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Remote meeting using Zoom Management Team Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet remotely using Zoom for their monthly planning meeting.
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.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
 
  Colorado General Assembly Session Suspended. The 2020 Colorado General Assembly adjourned until March 30. They then met in a limited session on March 30th. The House will meet again in limited session on Thursday, April 2 because the Colorado Constitution allows for a three-day recess without formal agreement. The Senate adjourned.

Lawmakers are waiting for the Colorado Supreme Court to rule whether the legislative session can span 120 calendar days any time during the year or whether those 120 days must be consecutive.

May 6 would have been the last day of the 2020 session.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
 
Working to arrange as remote meeting May Combined Meeting. We are working to schedule as a remote meeting the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties' May Combined Meeting on the topic of Homelessness in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties with guest speakers Shelley McKittrick, Homeless Program Director for the City of Aurora; Jill Savage, McKinney-Vento Coordinator for Douglas County School District; and Donna Zimmerman, Executive Director, Giving Heart.
Saturday, May 30, 2020-Sunday, May 31, 2020
10:00 a.m. Saturday - noon Sunday
Working to arrange as remote meeting Women Breaking Barriers: LWVCO Annual Council. League leaders are invited to participate in the League of Women Voters of Colorado 2020 Annual Council. It's an opportunity for Local League leaders to network, share, learn, and provide input in State League decisions. The theme will be Women Breaking Barriers. Registration is required and payment must be made in advance.

Schedule:

Saturday:

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Check In
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Optional Welcome Networking Lunch
(optional - not included in Council pricing)
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Workshops
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Workshops
2:00 p.m. Business Meeting Call To Order
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Roll Call of Local Leagues
3:30 p.m. Remarks by Ruth Stemler, LWVCO President
3:50 p.m. Board Meeting + LWVCO Board Members & Committees
4:30 p.m. Strategic Plan Development Overview by Jean McGuire, LWVCO VP
5:00 p.m. Voter Service Task Force/Data Rollout Presentation & Activity
5:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns
5:30 p.m. Happy Hour and Check In
6:30 p.m. Dinner with Speaker
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshops and Resolutions (optional)

Sunday:

8:00 a.m. Presidents' Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Delegate Check In
9:00 a.m. Business Meeting Reconvenes
9:10 a.m. Colorado General Assembly Legislative Wrap Up by Andrea Wilkins, LWVCO Lobbyist
10:15 a.m. Statewide Ballot Issues 2020 Preview by Gerry Cummins, LWVCO VP Voter Service
11:00 a.m. Business Meeting with Delegate Voting
noon Meeting Adjourns
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.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  LWVCO 2020 Annual Leaders of Democracy Event. Come celebrate with us at the League of Women Voters of Colorado Seventh Annual Leaders of Democracy Event featuring Colorado Senator Polly Baca, Lauren Casteel, and Elizabeth Piper Ensley.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
 
  First U.S. Presidential Debate. First U.S. Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 15, 2020
 
  Second U.S. Presidential Debate. Second U.S. Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 22, 2020
 
  Third U.S. Presidential Debate. Third U.S. Presidential Debate
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.