Fort Collins Loveland Water District The 7 Board Candidates Speak for 3 Positions

The League of Women Voters, Larimer County (LWVLC) have joined with the Water Board Management (FCLWD) to provide two ways for an informed public to vote on three candidates to serve on the Water Board: Candidates responded to LWVLC formulated questions; their responses can be compared on VOTE411.org. To access the responses, you must give … More Fort Collins Loveland Water District The 7 Board Candidates Speak for 3 Positions

Strangers in Their Own Land – Anger and Mourning on the American Right

by Arlie Russell Hochschild Prior to the 2016 election. Arlie Russell Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation,  spent five years immersed in the community of Lake Charles, Louisiana, a tea party stronghold. She was fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. What she discovers may surprise and inform you. … More Strangers in Their Own Land – Anger and Mourning on the American Right

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

How Can I Affect My Water District?

Jane Hamburger wrote: Did you know there are seven (7) water districts in the Northern Colorado Front Range?  They are: West Fort Collins  East Larimer County  Sunset Water District City of Fort Collins Utilities Water Fort Collins Loveland Water District Spring Canyon Water District North Weld County Water District. Each district has its own local … More How Can I Affect My Water District?

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

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

Urge US leaders to Fully Fund the United Nations

My interest in and admiration of the work done by the United Nations goes back to 1945 when nations gathered together in San Francisco in hopes of establishing a worldwide peace-keeping organization. I was only 10 years old then, but like other children my age, I was shocked by the destruction done by World War … More Urge US leaders to Fully Fund the United Nations

Citizen Question Could Negatively Impact Census

The 2020 census is looming. To make sure the census is accurate, accessible and impartial should be the government’s top priority. The bedrock mission of the census is an accurate and trustworthy head “count of every person living” in the U.S., whether they are citizens or not. The census will dictate the distribution of how more … More Citizen Question Could Negatively Impact Census