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Open Letter to League of Women Voters Members,

We are going through our too-familiar stages of shock and horror related to still another school shooting—still again in Colorado—this time at Denver’s East High School.

The first stage is the realization that another senseless gun-related action has happened, and we want to know more about it. Then the heart and human compassion take over as we search for ways to help make lasting changes.

I urge LWVLC members to take action for lasting changes in ways that will help Coloradoans to lead their lives in peace and safety.

Let’s do what we do best: educate and advocate to affect government legislation on Gun Safety.

Here is a link to current gun safety bills that are in the Colorado Legislature and the LWV’s positions of support or oppose:

LWV Legislative Positions on Gun Safety

Here is a link to contact your elected officials:

Who are my Representatives?

Sympathize and worry, but then TAKE ACTION by writing and advocating for gun safety through legislation and by joining forces with other organizations who are seeking change.

Make Democracy Work!

Our hearts and energy go out to all those affected by the East High School tragedy.

Jane Hamburger, President

League of Women Voters of Larimer County

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“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

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