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

St. Patrick’s Day Massacre in the Colorado Legislature Led to the GAVEL Amendment

In bygone days, the Colorado legislative leaders of both political parties and of both the House and Senate, could control which bills would be considered. One tactic was simply for committee chairs to stuff a bill into a desk drawer before it could be debated and, therefore, “forget” it. Meeting on St. Patrick’s Day 1987, … More St. Patrick’s Day Massacre in the Colorado Legislature Led to the GAVEL Amendment

Oil and Gas Wells – What We Don’t Know Can Harm Us

The League’s Events Planning Team is presenting a Community Conversation on March 19 at 11:30, in the Coloradoan Community Room, 1300 Riverside Avenue, Fort Collins.  Learn what the City of Longmont is doing to protect the health and safety of its residents from the impacts of oil and gas wells, and the associated pipelines. Jason … More Oil and Gas Wells – What We Don’t Know Can Harm Us

Support Sensible Gun Legislation

Recent tragedies, combined with a history of previous gun-related tragedies, have spawned renewed attention to the conversation of gun violence and access to high powered firearms in America.  If you stand with the League of Women Voters of the United States in support of “strong federal measures to limit the accessibility and regulate the ownership … More Support Sensible Gun Legislation

Save the Date: March 3

Workshop for Women Colorado 50-50 presents the national organization, VoteRunLead(VRL), the largest and most diverse campaign and leadership program in the country. The mission of both these organizations is to educate diverse women to unleash their independent political power, seek public office and transform American democracy. This VRL full-day workshop, Run as You Are,  will equip women … More Save the Date: March 3

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