The battle over legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues in the U.S. Senate where a small group of Senators are secretly working to make decisions that will cut coverage, raise rates and give the richest Americans tax breaks at the expense of everyone else. Legislation passed by the U.S. House to … More Action Alert: Senate Shapes Healthcare
Our Voter Services Team has been busy! Read on to see what they’ve been up to and what’s coming soon. Local Election Timing In early May, Karen Wagner, Lynn Young and Sally Broste met with the City Clerk of Fort Collins and staff re the low voter turnout for the City Council and Mayoral election … More Voter Services Team Update
On April 19, the Affordable Housing team toured two new housing sites in Loveland. The Housing Authority of the City of Loveland just opened The Edge, a 70 unit community in east Loveland built to provide affordable housing to working families, including a separate 10 unit building for veterans. Victims of the 2012 High Park … More League Members Tour Housing Sites
Lynn Young and Sandy Brooks and their big crew of volunteers, our LWVLC delegates, and speakers K-Lynn Cameron and Vicky McLain did a great job welcoming and educating delegates from around the state to the Colorado League of Women Voters State Convention May 19-20. Major actions taken at State Convention were agreement to convert from … More Spokesperson’s Message: Colorado Convention Recap
This Saturday we’ll be joining the Poudre Library District to wrap up the third part of a series Civics @ Your Library. This final installment, in the Harmony Library Community Room will explore ways to actively participate in government regardless of your age, political party, or tech-skills. Carrie Bennett, League volunteer and Fort Collins-based facilitator/mediator … More Civic Engagement: Being Heard
We are THRILLED with the outpouring of enthusiasm we’re seeing in the last few months. The membership committee will be hosting a welcome and orientation for new (and prospective) members. Come learn about the League’s history, mission, program priorities and how to become involved. Thursday, April 27 4:00-6:00 PM The Clubhouse of the Hamlet 5151 … More New Member Orientation!
LWVUS Joins People’s Climate March on April 29 League of Women Voters of the United States voted to officially participate in the People’s Climate March in Washington DC on April 29. March organizers invite all Americans to come together to show the world and our political leaders our commitment to protecting our fellow global citizens … More Are Your Boots Made for Marching?
Join us on Monday, April 10, 7-9 p.m. at the Harmony Library (4616 S. Shields St., Fort Collins) for a panel discussion of this topic for a panel discussion. … More Panel Discussion: Youth- The Hidden Homeless
We have all seen films that entertain. Occasionally, we find a film that touches our hearts. Even more rarely, we see a film that calls us to action. These rare works bring stories into our lives in a way that transforms our understanding of the human experience and compels our involvement. It is just these … More When is a Film Festival MORE Than a Film Festival?
Have you been looking for just the right way to channel some new-found political energy? JOIN US! Regardless of party, registering voters is one of the key ways we ensure every American has a voice in our democracy. Voter registration has long been a piece of the League of Women Voters work and one we … More Don’t Get Angry: Get Active!