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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisangrassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights and ensure everyone is represented in our democracy.
We empower voters and defend democracy through 
advocacyeducation, and litigation, at the local, state, and national levels.

the League of Women Voters Larimer County is a member of the national League of Women Voters which was formed when women finally gained the right to vote in 1920. Throughout the League’s nearly 100 year history and working in all states, the League focus has been to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans. It never endorses, supports or opposes any political candidate or political party.

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League of Women Voters of Texas

Statement on Mass Shooting in Uvalde

A Child’s Life Outweighs Anyone’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Press Release / Last Updated: May 25, 2022

AUSTIN, TX — Today, the League of Women Voters of Texas issued the following statement after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas:

"It is hard to find the words to respond to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 students and two adults.

"The shooter is alleged to have bought one of the AR-15 style assault guns on May 17 (the day after he turned 18) from a licensed federal firearms dealer. On May 18 he is alleged to have purchased 375 rounds of ammunition and on May 20, a second AR-15 style assault gun. Within days, 19 children and two teachers were killed by this person. Texas law allows an 18-year-old to legally purchase guns.

"What can be done in Texas to prevent such a traumatic event from occurring again? The Texas Legislature won’t be in session again until January 2023, so we must urge Congress to act now. The House of Representatives has already passed HR 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and the Senate must now act to save Americans from the terror of gun violence. Urge your Senators to pass this bill.

"Two studies from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that state laws requiring a permit — and background check — before an individual can purchase a handgun reduced gun-related homicides1. Universal background checks may also reduce illegal gun trafficking. For instance, a study in the Journal of Urban Health found that fewer guns originated in states with universal background checks than in states with no background checks for private sales of firearms2. It is estimated that 25 – 50% of gun show sales are from unlicensed or private individual sellers. Requiring background checks of all gun sales and transfers will not cause gun crimes and violence to cease. However universal background check laws could reduce gun crime by increasing the price of firearms in the secondary markets on which criminals mostly rely3. Most important is that background checks stop what has been one of the easiest ways to obtain a gun, for those who should not own guns.

"Gun violence prevention is not partisan. Study the candidates who will be on your November ballot and learn their positions on gun violence prevention. Pre-filing of legislation for the 2023 Texas legislative session begins in November, after the general election. Communicate with your legislators in Austin as well as their opponents to let them know that gun violence prevention is important to you and that all lives, especially children’s, are just as important as the second amendment."

Read this press release online here.

Fracking and Its Effect on Our Loveland Community:

Held on March 23, 2022 7 - 9 pm

Facts, Rules & Regulations, Economic Factors, Health Impacts, and Environmental Impacts

VIDEO: Fracking and Its Effects on Our Loveland Community

A fact-based forum about fracking to educate Loveland residents, so they can make an informed judgment on the recent proposed drilling of 26 wells in the Centerra area of Loveland.

Facilitator: The leader of our South Larimer Discussion Group and Loveland resident Fran Feinerman

Speakers include:

- Two CSU professors, an environmental hydrology engineer and an atmospheric science professor,

- A Commissioner from the COGCC (Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission) on the rules,

- A representative from the City of Loveland Development Services Department to discuss local rules and application review,

- Berthoud Mayor Karspeck on the economic impact of their fracking moratorium,

- Dr. Cory Carroll, MD, on the health impact of living close to extractions,

- Ecologist Delia Malone on fracking effects on wildlife and their habitat.

Commissioner Messner's Slide Presentation

"McWhinney plans to frack as close as 500 feet from homes in Loveland's Kinston development"

Coloradoan on McWhinney Fracking

Election Spring 2022

Health District of Northern Colorado

Tuesday, May 3

The Voter Services Team hosted a Candidate Forum in person and shown on Comcast Channels 14 & 881, and Connexion Channel 14, live streamed and recorded. Eight people are running for four positions on the Board of Directors.

Information is available on Voting Absentee or in person at the Health District Web Site.

Health District Voting InformationCandidate Forum Recording

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  • Join our dynamic members – men and women – to study issues, learn, engage in civil deliberations and take action. We provide members with training and tools so that they can feel empowered to speak out on issues.
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Political but Non-Partisan

Since its founding, the League of Women Voters committed to neither support or oppose any political party or candidate for public office. This tradition continues today to ensure that the League’s voice is heard above the tumult of party politics. The nonpartisan policy has added strength to the League’s position on issues. It has made possible wide acceptance of League voter service and other educational activities.

Nonpartisan means that the League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates or appointees. All League members need to remember that the League’s reputation for fairness is long-standing and hard-won and needs to be guarded. We invite you to read more about our Non-Partisan Policy

Although we DO NOT support candidates, we do research, recommend, and support ballot issues that are supported by League positions.

The League is a political organization and encourages members to participate fully in the party of their choice.  It is an advantage to the League to have politically active members, and equally important, it can be a personally satisfying experience.

“In the League of Women Voters we have an anomaly; we are going to be a semi-political body. We want political things; we want legislation; we’re going to educate for citizenship. In that body we have got to be non-partisan and all-partisan. Democrats from Alabama and Republicans from New Hampshire must work for the same things.”

Carrie Chapman Catt at the League’s founding in Chicago, 1920

What does this mean for Members?

Individual League members are encouraged to be politically active. However, when they participate in partisan activities, they may not identify themselves as League members.

A League will be a strong and effective political force to the degree that it can deal with and accept controversy and live with uncertainty.

Keep in mind that conflict of interest may arise between a “board” member’s paid employment and her or his role in the League. Visit with a member of the Administrative Team with any concerns or questions you may have.

League Statements

No member (including officers) may speak for the League unless they have first obtained review and approval by a majority of Administrative Team of the proposed statement.

Key Member Restrictions

Certain individuals who have high public visibility as officers or leaders of the League (Key Members) are restricted from partisan activity. Members can review the details in our Member Notebook.

The League of Women Voters Larimer County
is part of

The League of Women Voters Colorado and
The League of Women Voters US