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

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

Informed Citizen’s Book Club Archive – 2017

  The Informed Citizen’s Book Club began in 2017  reading and discussing  the following books: Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion – Haidt Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit – Palmer Mistakes Were Made (but not by me) – Tavris … More Informed Citizen’s Book Club Archive – 2017

Voter Services Update

Caucuses and Party Affiliation If you are interested in the caucus-process as it relates to the new Colorado laws about the primaries and unaffiliated voters, you missed a fast-paced discussion at the last voter service team meeting!  Lots of questions.  We are working to unravel the details.  Look for the February Op Ed piece in … More Voter Services Update

Citizen Question Could Negatively Impact Census

The 2020 census is looming. To make sure the census is accurate, accessible and impartial should be the government’s top priority. The bedrock mission of the census is an accurate and trustworthy head “count of every person living” in the U.S., whether they are citizens or not. The census will dictate the distribution of how more … More Citizen Question Could Negatively Impact Census

What Colorado Voters Need to Know About Prop. 107 and 108

Passed in 2016, Propositions 107 and 108 extend the right to vote in all Colorado primary elections to unaffiliated voters. Senate Bill 17-305, passed in 2017, implements 107 and 108. County clerks must send all unaffiliated electors separate ballots for each major political party participating in the primary election. Mail ballot return envelope identifies for … More What Colorado Voters Need to Know About Prop. 107 and 108