Our democracy appears to be in trouble with many sides polarized and each side vilifying each other. So what can one do to make a positive change? Rather than attacking the opposition, understanding their intensity and fears as well as understanding our own enables more effective democratic responses. Join us in a Community Conversation as … More How Can We Make Democracy Work Better?
Right! This was a question a man asked me at a recent League of Women Voters forum. Men (and young adults) are welcome! There are already many male members who contribute to making democracy work. Our chapter is for Larimer County and members are from several towns in Larimer County. Why not Change the name? … More Men can join the League of Women Voters, too. Right?
It is that time again to start thinking about our”Making Democracy Work” award. This award, presented at our festive Summer Soiree, is given to a woman who has made an impact on her community. We need your help! The Team planning the Soiree is seeking nominations for the Making Democracy Work award. So, please look … More Making Democracy Work Award
April 3 Elections in Wellington, Timnath, and Berthoud Candidate Forums Did you see the Fort Collins Coloradoan front page news articles for two days running on the Candidate Forums for Timnath and Wellington? Great election coverage! And great PR for LWVLC. As reported in March LL, Timnath Candidate Forum was on Monday, March 19 7-9 … More Spring Election Updates
The Colorado State LWV Board’s statewide member survey should be in your email inbox. Please take five minutes to fill it out. Results will guide the LWVCO Board, LWVLC and all other Colorado LWVs in developing Strategic Plans. Your input is key to keeping LWV relevant, vibrant, and effective. Upcoming Events and Opportunities Our LWVLC … More Spokesperson’s Corner
The League’s Events Planning Team is presenting a Community Conversation on March 19 at 11:30, in the Coloradoan Community Room, 1300 Riverside Avenue, Fort Collins. Learn what the City of Longmont is doing to protect the health and safety of its residents from the impacts of oil and gas wells, and the associated pipelines. Jason … More Oil and Gas Wells – What We Don’t Know Can Harm Us
Recent tragedies, combined with a history of previous gun-related tragedies, have spawned renewed attention to the conversation of gun violence and access to high powered firearms in America. If you stand with the League of Women Voters of the United States in support of “strong federal measures to limit the accessibility and regulate the ownership … More Support Sensible Gun Legislation
Our life in the League, joining together to make democracy work for all, continues at a fast pace. Our Colorado State Legislature is in session. New and abandoned administrative regulations are in play at local, state and federal levels. We have been parsing the State of City, State of the State and State of the … More Spokesperson’s Corner
The league of Women Voters of Larimer County read the following books in 2016. un-Spun: finding facts in a world of misinformation – Jamison and Jackson The Botany of Desire – Pollan Drift – Maddow The Green Boat – Pipher Shades of Blue – edited by Ferris Divide – Taibbi Give Us the Ballot – … More Informed Voter’s Book Club Archive- 2016
It was thought to be a once-in-a-100-years anomaly, but twice in the last five presidential elections, the 538 members of the Electoral College have erased the will of the majority in the election of our nation’s president. When the Founding Fathers established the Electoral College, they envisioned it to stop the masses from electing someone … More The Electoral College is in the Constitution but Not It’s Counting Method