Making Democracy Work

League Programs

Voter Registration

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Voter Registration Opportunities

League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for one of this month's voter registration sessions at U.S. Naturalization Services ceremonies.

Important requirements before registering voters:

Please sign up in advance in order to arrange becoming a certified circulator by contacting Gladys Hodges.

It is required that every circulator re-review the training videos and re-pass the voter registration test each year. The training and test is located on the Colorado Secretary of State web site here.

Then every circulator should bring a signed training acknowledgment document for 2018 the first time volunteering for voter registration and give the document to Gladys Hodges, who will keep it on file for the year.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
1:15 p.m.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
12484 E. Weaver Pl.
Centennial, CO 80111

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Friday, December 14, 2018
9:45 a.m.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
12484 E. Weaver Pl.
Centennial, CO 80111

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018
1:45 p.m.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
12484 E. Weaver Pl.
Centennial, CO 80111

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Homelessness Study Committee Meeting

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Homelessness Study Committee Meeting

Join us for this organizing meeting.

This new study, which was approved by LWVADC members in June, was proposed after all three units recommended it in our January Program Planning meetings. This study will also relate to Arapahoe and Douglas Counties land use issues.

Another resource available to us is an exhibition, showing now until December 15 at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and showing December 18 until January 2 at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, called "Undesign the Redline" by the Denver Foundation and the Enterprise Community Partners. It demonstrates how government redlining has maintained segregation and prevented minorities from accumulating wealth in the City of Denver since 1934, when the Federal Housing Administration was created. Maps of neighborhoods were color coded and zoned and this information was used by banks and mortgage lenders to deny loans and mortgages to those considered undesirable. White families moved out to suburbs like Aurora and Littleton. Minorities were kept in the city in areas like Park Hill, Montbello, Five Points, Globeville and other areas, all of which were redlined. The lack of good, reasonably priced housing Is contributing to homelessness today along with discriminatory land use practices based on those past actions. The Foundation hopes to change that pattern through grants, education in basic human needs, economic opportunity, leadership, and equity.

Whether you are a new member of League or have been a member for a long time, a study is a good way to learn about the League and our community. All League members are welcome at these study meetings.

For more information, contact Maggi Markey at 704-661-9072, email

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Southglenn Public Library
Room B
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122

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Great Decisions

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Great Decisions Meeting

The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions group will meet to discuss hot topics of interest.

Great Decisions is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. One does not have to be a member of League to attend the meetings. It is open to anyone who would like to discuss foreign policy in a nonpartisan environment.


Friday, December 14, 2018
9:30 a.m
Southglenn Public Library
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122

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January Unit Meetings

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January Unit Meetings

Join us for the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties January Unit Meetings. Members are encouraged to share their ideas for State and Local Program Planning as we choose upcoming meeting topics. Do you have an idea for an issue you'd like to see covered? Bring it!

All current and prospective members are invited to attend any unit meetings.

Please note that the Aurora meetings have moved to the second Thursday of the month in the afternoon.

Morning Unit Meeting

Thursday, January 10, 2019
9:30 a.m. - noon
Southglenn Public Library
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122

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Aurora Afternoon Unit Meeting

Thursday, January 10, 2019
4:30 p.m.
Heather Gardens
Rendezvous Restaurant Meeting Room
2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Aurora, CO 80014

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Evening Unit Meeting

Monday, January 14, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Las Brisas Mexican Restaurant
Clinton Shoppette
6787 S. Clinton St.
Englewood, CO 80112


Las Brisas is southeast of I-25 and Arapahoe Rd.
Go south on Clinton St from Arapahoe Rd.
It's next door to Target.
There will be a 20% gratuity and individual checks.
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LWVCO Legislative Conference

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LWVCO Legislative Conference

The annual League of Women Voters of Colorado Legislative Conference and Workshop will bring you up-to-date on the 2019 Colorado General Assembly Session. The registration fee is $45.00, which includes the Legislative program materials, continental breakfast, and buffet lunch.

The registration deadline is Monday, January 7.

Topics:
• How to Make Friends and Influence Legislators
• Legislative Priorities 2019
• How the League of Women Voters Uses its Voice at the CO Legislature
• How to Take Action on Behalf of the League Wherever You Are
• How to Initiate Action from the LWVCO Legislative Action Committee

Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Paid parking available nearby at the Denver Art Museum garage.

For more information or to register, see the Colorado League's registration form here.

LWVCO Legislative Conference
Monday, January 14, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Scottish Rite Masonic Center
1370 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203

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Water and Climate Change Committee Meeting

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Water and Climate Change Committee Meeting

The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Water and Climate Change Committee members will meet.

For more information, contact Maggi Markey at 704-661-9072, maggimarkey@gmail.com.

All League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are invited to attend.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January Movie Night

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Movie Night

The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Movie Night will feature "Years of Living Dangerously", the Emmy award winning SHOWTIME documentary exploring the Politics of Climate Change.

For more information, contact Amy Sherwood at 847-239-0236, amy_sherwood@lwvarapahoedouglas.org.

Free and open to League members and their friends.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Koelbel Public Library
The Forum Theater
5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80121

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February Unit Meetings

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February Unit Meetings

Don't miss the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties February Unit Meetings. The topic will be Aging out of Foster Care.

All current and prospective members are invited to attend any unit meetings.

Please note that the Aurora meetings have moved to the second Thursday of the month in the afternoon.

Evening Unit Meeting

Monday, February 11, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Las Brisas Mexican Restaurant
Clinton Shoppette
6787 S. Clinton St.
Englewood, CO 80112


Las Brisas is southeast of I-25 and Arapahoe Rd.
Go south on Clinton St from Arapahoe Rd.
It's next door to Target.
There will be a 20% gratuity and individual checks.
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Morning Unit Meeting

Thursday, February 14, 2019
9:30 a.m. - noon
Southglenn Public Library
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122

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Aurora Afternoon Unit Meeting

Thursday, February 14, 2019
4:30 p.m.
Heather Gardens
Rendezvous Restaurant Meeting Room
2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Aurora, CO 80014

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March Unit Meetings

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March Unit Meetings

You won't want to miss the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties March Unit Meetings. The topic will be Immigration.

All current and prospective members are invited to attend any unit meetings.

Please note that the Aurora meetings have moved to the second Thursday of the month in the afternoon.

Evening Unit Meeting

Monday, March 11, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Las Brisas Mexican Restaurant
Clinton Shoppette
6787 S. Clinton St.
Englewood, CO 80112


Las Brisas is southeast of I-25 and Arapahoe Rd.
Go south on Clinton St from Arapahoe Rd.
It's next door to Target.
There will be a 20% gratuity and individual checks.
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Morning Unit Meeting

Thursday, March 14, 2019
9:30 a.m. - noon
Southglenn Public Library
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122

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Aurora Afternoon Unit Meeting

Thursday, March 14, 2019
4:30 p.m.
Heather Gardens
Rendezvous Restaurant Meeting Room
2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Aurora, CO 80014

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Management Team Meeting

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Management Team Meeting

The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team members will meet for their monthly planning meeting.


Monday, January 28, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Castlewood Public Library
Castlewood Conference Room
6739 S. Uinta St.
Centennial, CO 80112

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