Medicare for All has been called socialized medicine. It is not. In socialized medicine doctors and hospitals work for the government (e.g. Veterans’ Administration). Conversely, in a Medicare for All (single payer) system, doctors are in private practice and are paid on a fee-for-service basis from government funds, just as with the current Medicare. The … More Medicare for All is NOT Socialized Medicine
The following letter was submitted to Fort Collins City Council: I am writing to you on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Larimer County to urge you to retain Oil and Gas as a priority on the City’s 2018 State legislative priority list. As you know, O&G-related issues continue to be front and … More League Urges City Leadership to Prioritize Oil and Gas Risk Management
Our November selection for the informed voters book club is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. While evictions used to be rare, they are becoming increasingly common. The devastating effects of evictions spread throughout communities. Join us on November 8 at Old Firehouse Books from 6:30-8:00 PM to discuss the … More Book Club Reads: Evicted
The following letter was submitted in the Coloradoan, the Reporter-Herald, and the Collegian. Vote411.org, the League of Women Voters of Larimer County voter information website, provides unbiased information for informed choices. You can register to vote, or check/edit your registration. With your address as input, Vote 411 displays personalized ballot information. Candidates introduce themselves, their … More Local Elections Matter: October Soapbox
In June, the Harmony Library hosted a workshop presented by the League of Women Voters of Larimer County on civic engagement. Attendees, across the political spectrum, were eager to learn how they could talk, write, or otherwise advocate for issues so that others would listen. You can read about the workshop on an earlier post … More Soapbox: Listen So Others Will Talk
The end of summer and beginning of fall are busy times for the Voter Services Team. Check out the upcoming activities to find the niche that’s right for you and get involved. Make a difference – Make Democracy Work. Voter Registration Drives The voter registration circulators continue to be busy registering voters at the local … More Voter Service Needs YOU!
As our country continues to struggle with finding sustainable solutions to a looming healthcare crisis, our Health Care Team is hard at work advocating for ideas that work. The League’s Position on health care, in brief, as announced by National Board, April 1993 and supplemented by concurrence, June 2016 is as follows: The League of … More Health Care Team Resources
The Informed Citizen Book Club announces our May book choice of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer. The publisher asks: Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest … More Book Club Reads Dark Money in May
We have all seen films that entertain. Occasionally, we find a film that touches our hearts. Even more rarely, we see a film that calls us to action. These rare works bring stories into our lives in a way that transforms our understanding of the human experience and compels our involvement. It is just these … More When is a Film Festival MORE Than a Film Festival?
Although municipal elections like these don’t get broad media attention like those for state and federal office, local leaders make a tremendous difference on your everyday quality of life and the look and feel of your community. … More Navigate Choices in April’s Local Elections