On Monday, May 14 the Health Care team sponsored a showing of the BIG PHARMA: Market Failure documentary, followed by a panel discussion and a Q and A session. About 60 people attended and the event was filmed thanks to the Fort Collins Public Access Network. The movie presented the problem of high drug … More Event Recap: Big Pharma Film and Discussion
Join us for a community conversation on Monday, May 21 from 12-1:30 at the Harmony Library. We invite you to discuss, “How Can We Help Make Democracy Work Better?” Our democracy appears to be in trouble with many sides polarized and vilifying each other, so what can one do to make a positive change? Rather … More Making Democracy Work…Better
What is this about? Secretary Williams is considering amendments to the Colorado Rules Concerning Campaign and Political Finance (8 CCR 1505-6). The amendments are intended to achieve the uniform and proper administration and enforcement of Colorado campaign and political finance laws. We invite you to share your thoughts and recommendations as we develop a preliminary … More Help Shape Colorado’s Campaign and Political Finance Rules
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?
The League of Women Voters of Larimer County (LWVLC) received a $1000 grant this spring from the National League of Women Voters to encourage voter registration and voter turn-out of our youth ages 18-24. Young people have the lowest voting turnout in the country with only about 50% registered. Registration drives were held at high … More Larimer LWV Receives Youth Voter Registration Grant
by Arlie Russell-Hochschild Join the discussion Wed., May 9 at 11:30 am at Raff’s Restaurant in Windsor or at 6:30pm at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins. Or host your own discussion with friends using the materials below. 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR NONFICTION A 2016 NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK NEW YORK TIMES … More Strangers in Their Own Land – Anger and Mourning on the American Right
League of Women Voters of Larimer County supports an election reform called ranked choice voting, also known as instant-runoff voting. This reform addresses a significant problem with elections today, that a candidate needs only a plurality (the most votes) to win, rather than a majority (50 percent plus one). With plurality, the winner very often … More Instant-Runoff Voting -What is it?
Monday, May 7 11:30 – 1:30 Brown Bag Lunch Plymouth Congregational Church (916 W Prospect Rd, Fort Collins) Guests are welcome. The global power balance is rapidly evolving, leaving the United States at a turning point. Some argue for an “America First” paradigm, with a large military to ensure security, while others call for a … More Great Decisions:US Global Engagement and the Military
The Healthcare Team of the Larimer League of Women Voters presents the film “Big Pharma: Market Failure” on Monday May 14, 7-8:45pm a harmony Library, 4616 S Shields St in Fort Collins. The natural economic forces of supply and demand for pharmaceuticals has been disrupted, they fail to work to provide reasonable prices to US … More Big Pharma: Market Failure Film
Each quarter LWV Larimer hosts a discussion of “Civics, Beyond Basics” at the Fort Collins Old Town Library. We grow our understanding of government by sharing and asking. This is a follow-up of answers from the most-recent session. If you have a civics question for us, please send us a message with either a message … More Civics, Beyond Basics Q & A