Colorado should change the way we vote, allowing us to rank candidates on our ballots

League of Women Voters of Larimer County supports an election reform called ranked choice voting, also known as instant-runoff voting. It solves a significant problem in today’s elections, that a candidate can win with only a plurality (the most votes), rather than a majority (50 percent plus one). With plurality, a winner could have as … More Colorado should change the way we vote, allowing us to rank candidates on our ballots

Larimer LWV Receives Youth Voter Registration Grant

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

League’s Redistricting Reform Action

Dear League Member; Here is the latest update on the League’s Redistricting Reform Action.  Hooray!! Two redistricting measures that the League is supporting have passed the state Senate State Affairs Committee unanimously as well as Legislative Council. SCR18-004 and SCR18-005 probably will be heard on second reading on 4/27/18 and third on 4/27/18 then on to the House after going … More League’s Redistricting Reform Action

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