Fort Collins Loveland Water District The 7 Board Candidates Speak for 3 Positions

The League of Women Voters, Larimer County (LWVLC) have joined with the Water Board Management (FCLWD) to provide two ways for an informed public to vote on three candidates to serve on the Water Board: Candidates responded to LWVLC formulated questions; their responses can be compared on VOTE411.org. To access the responses, you must give … More Fort Collins Loveland Water District The 7 Board Candidates Speak for 3 Positions

Strangers in Their Own Land – Anger and Mourning on the American Right

by Arlie Russell Hochschild Prior to the 2016 election. Arlie Russell Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation,  spent five years immersed in the community of Lake Charles, Louisiana, a tea party stronghold. She was fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. What she discovers may surprise and inform you. … More Strangers in Their Own Land – Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Got Water?

Attention Water Users of The Fort Collins/Loveland Water District There is a lively interest for the May 8 election of the Board of Directors for the Fort Collins-Loveland Water District (FCLWD).  There are 8 candidates running.The FCLWD is holding two Open Houses to help users learn more about your water system and proposed improvements, including … More Got Water?

Colorado’s grand bargain to create a national model for redistricting

Corey Hutchins – The Colorado Independent Two groups that were readying for a major battle on your ballot in November over how Colorado draws its political lines have laid down their swords and joined forces in a grand bargain they say will end partisan gerrymandering. The March 27 announcement of this negotiated pact between a … More Colorado’s grand bargain to create a national model for redistricting

Great Decisions: Media and Foreign Policy

Join us on Monday, April 2 from 11:30 to 1:30 for a Great Decisions discussion on Media and Foreign Policy. State and non-state actors today must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted … More Great Decisions: Media and Foreign Policy

How Can I Affect My Water District?

Jane Hamburger wrote: Did you know there are seven (7) water districts in the Northern Colorado Front Range?  They are: West Fort Collins  East Larimer County  Sunset Water District City of Fort Collins Utilities Water Fort Collins Loveland Water District Spring Canyon Water District North Weld County Water District. Each district has its own local … More How Can I Affect My Water District?

It’s Caucus Season!

ATTEND A CAUCUS! Party Caucuses are an original part of GrassRoots Politics Meet  your neighbors and TALK POLITICS! Express your ideas about issues and candidates! Meet Candidates! Ask Questions! Even if you are not “registered” with a party, you can still attend and observe! How to Participate To Confirm your Party Registration and find your … More It’s Caucus Season!

Book Review: Rat F**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count

A book review and then some by Florence Field Prologue It should be noted that state chapters of the League of Women Voters were involved with other groups in both the North Carolina and Pennsylvania cases – congratulations!  Also, LWV of Colorado has joined a coalition which is drafting a 2018 ballot initiative to significantly … More Book Review: Rat F**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count