Voting Rights Top Priority for LWVUS

The League of Women Voters of Larimer County is a proud member and partner of the broader (Colorado and national) League of Women Voters.  Across this broad and diverse organization, voting rights remains our key focus and challenge in the critical months ahead. LWVUS and many state Leagues are focused on upcoming legislative sessions, where new threats to voters will undoubtedly be introduced. While specific issues may “flare up” at the local and state levels, keeping our focus on fighting the threats to voting rights and availing ourselves of the opportunities to pass positive reform is critical.

Since Election Day, Leagues at all levels have seen an uptick in potential volunteers and donors interested in getting involved in the League’s work.  Staff and volunteers at LWVUS have fielded numerous inquiries, including from the New York TimesWashington Post, and U.S. News and World Report, about what will happen next for voters’ rights. As you’ll read below, LWVUS launched a new petition for concerned citizens to join our fight and are promoting a new blog post entitled, 10 Ways You Can Help Defend Our Democracy.  Follow the link to read all the details but the basics include:

  1.  Sign the League of Women Voter’s Petition
  2. Become an e-Activist
  3. Volunteer Your Time
  4. Donate to our Defend Democracy Fund
  5. Spread the Word
  6. Attend a Community Meeting
  7. Register to Vote, and help others Register
  8. Contact your Representative
  9. Run for Office
  10. Write a Letter to the Editor

But there’s even more we can do to leverage the increased interest in and urgency of our work. We’ve compiled resources to help league leaders capitalize on new interest in the League in a new memo here. The basics of volunteer engagement are key.

We hope you’ll join us in continuing to advocate for voting rights and full participation of our citizenry in the democratic process.  If you’re not a member but would like to learn more, please contact us!  If you are  member and want to get MORE involved, contact any one of the team leaders.


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