The League’s book club meets monthly for thoughtful discussion of key issues of our time. In June, we’ll be focusing on science! Join us for a lively discussion of the book The 6th Extinction: An Unnatural History by Pulitzer prize winning author Elizabeth Kolbert. Book club will be meeting on June 14 from 6:30-8:00 PM … More Book Club to Read The 6th Extinction
Have you ever wondered why there aren’t more women elected to public office? In spite of (nationally) having the right to vote for nearly 100 years, women are still underrepresented in our elected officials. Why is that? According to local group Colorado 50/50, “When women run for office, they win just as often as men … More Winning with Women- Run for Office!
The resurgence of civic activism makes this a very exhilarating time! To help us all better understand the scope and limits on our local League’s activism, the Admin Team put together the following FAQs with guidance from the Colorado LWV Board of Directors. Q1: Can League members be active in political or partisan public activities? … More Political but Non-Partisan: LWV Member Guidelines
It’s been less than four months since the national election but local elections are looming large this spring! On April 4, Fort Collins voters will go to the polls (by mail) to elect a mayor and city council-people. On April 11 Loveland voters will select a representative for Ward 3. The League of Women Voters … More Local Election News!
Healthcare Under Attack: LWVUS Responds Already, Congress has taken the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in both the House and Senate. They are rushing to make major changes that will harm millions of Americans while throwing the U.S. health care system into disarray. You can help! Tell Congress not to repeal … More Healthcare Under Attack: Respond Now
Given both current and projected growth in Northern Colorado and across the Front Range, the demands on our transportation system are increasing dramatically. Sadly, funds to keep up with needs (both for existing infrastructure and expansion) lag far behind. Join us on February 23, 2017 at 7 pm for a CrossCurrents examination: “How to Fund … More Crosscurrents: Funding Transportation Needs
Want to get politically active? Wondering where to channel that energy? You’re in the right place! Our mantra “Making Democracy Work for All” drives our actions here and at the hundreds of Leagues in every state and at the national level. Did you know that our members are men as well as women? February marks … More Channel Energy into Productive (Local) Activism
Members of our Environmental Action Team are actively studying and advocating for sound solutions regarding water use here in Northern Colorado. Given this, we’re thrilled to promote an upcoming Open House. See the announcement below for full details!
This February please join us in reading: The Warmth of Other Suns – The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. The book club will meet in February at our new time 6:30-8 PM on Wednesday, February 8. All our monthly meetings are held at Old Firehouse Books (232 Walnut Street Old Town Fort … More February Book Announced: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Busy as ever, the Environmental Action Team has a full slate of meetings coming up. This team includes members from the previous Climate Change Team and Sustainability Team and meets in small groups to focus on the four areas of interest that have been identified: Check out the details below to find the right niche … More Environmental Action Team Update