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Management Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team Meeting will be on Monday evening, March 25 at Castlewood Public Library. Info.
MEMBER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for one of our next Voter Registration Sessions at a U.S. Naturalization Services ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, March 26; and Friday morning, March 29. Please sign up in advance by contacting Gladys Hodges and going through a quick and easy training video online. More Info.
March East Arapahoe Unit Meeting - Rescheduled for April 4
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties has rescheduled the March East Arapahoe Unit Meeting on Thursday afternoon, April 4 at Heather Gardens Rendezvous Restaurant. This is a second chance to learn more about Immigration. This presentation will be based on the National Issues Forum's "Coming to America: Who Should We Welcome, What Should We Do?". We will not consider the policy debates currently going on in political circles but instead will ask what our immigration policies should be, how that will affect our communities, and the values and goals that we want to have for our decisions on immigration. Attendees are asked to prepare by going to their web site to read about this important issue. Even if you can't attend, you'll find their immigration information valuable.
All current and prospective members are invited to attend any unit meetings. Details
April All Member Meeting
Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties on Tuesday evening, April 23 at Koelbel Public Library, when we'll address the topic of Homelessness.
Free and open to the public. Meeting Details
LWVADC Annual Meeting
Save the date! All members of the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties are encouraged to attend our Annual Meeting on Saturday morning, June 8. Info.
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.
2019 Colorado General Assembly Session
The first day of the 2019 Colorado Legislative session was January 4.
Visit their web site for information about committee meetings, bills, and votes. Live video and audio streams are available for some proceedings. You'll find these type of information available:
• House and Senate bills, including current status, votes, amendments
• Contact information for Senators and Representatives
• Calendars for House and Senate floorwork and committees
• Video of House and Senate in session and audio of committee hearings
• The Bill Room is located in the basement of the Legislative Services Building, 200 E 14th Ave, or phone 303-866-3055. Bills, daily journals showing votes, status sheets, contact information and calendars are available in hardcopy at the Bill Room during the session.
• If a bill is not calendared (scheduled), you may contact the sponsor(s) of the legislation for information.
• The Legislative Council staff is another souce of information, 303-866-3521.
Legislative web site.
Tracking bills in the U.S. Congress Visit the GovTrack website to track federal bills and contact your Congressional representatives:
• Search for federal bills
• Review news about most-watched legislation
• Find contact information for your Congressional representatives
GovTrack Congressional web site
LWVCO Legislative Letter
The Colorado League of Women Voters Legislative Action Committee offers a subscriptions to their 2019 biweekly Legislative Newsletter during the General Assembly session. Receive up-to-date information by email on bills our State League supports or opposes and their progress through the Colorado General Assembly. The cost is $30 (or donate $100 or more to State League and receive a free subscription.) To subscribe, visit the LWVCO Legislative Action web page.
Those wishing to not pay for a subscription may find this information without charge on this same Legislative Action web page once it's posted several days later.
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 bullet points when possible to make it more readable
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties 50th Anniversary
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.
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Last revised: March 25, 2019 18:07 PDT.