Denver Womxn's March
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties will join with other Leaguers at the State League office and together participate in the local Denver Womxn's March on Saturday morning, January 18. Join us as we show support for social justice, human rights, and equality for women and all marginalized people nationwide. Meet at the League of Women Voters of Colorado office for coffee and donuts before we march.
See the State League's information here.
Colorado General Assembly Session Begins
The first day of the 2020 Colorado Legislative session was January 8.
Visit the Colorado General Assembly web site for information about committee meetings, bills, and votes here.
Use this link for live video and audio streams, or to look up your legislator here.
LWVCO Legislative Letter
Coming soon: Again this year the Colorado League of Women Voters Legislative Action Committee will be offering subscriptions to their 2020 biweekly Legislative Newsletter during the General Assembly session. Receive up-to-date information by email on bills our State League supports or opposes and their progress through the Colorado General Assembly.
Maud Wood Park's Birthday
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties recognizes the efforts of Maud Wood Park, suffragette and first president of the League of Women Voters in 1920, on her birthday Saturday, January 25. Read about her efforts to lobby for maternity, child health, and welfare programs; to grant married women U.S. citizenship independent of their husbands' status; and to pass a child labor amendment. More info.
Colorado Women Lecture: Agnes Wright Spring
History Colorado will offer an opportunity to learn more about Agnes Wright Spring, Author, Suffragist, and Historian in the American West, on Saturday afternoon, January 25 at the Byers-Evans House Museum. The presentation cost is $6 for non-members and $5 for History Colorado members.
For more information, the History Colorado event web site is here.
Send A Message
There is a new resource available from the League of Women Voters: Send A Message is the directory of Colorado Directory of National & State Officials for 2019 - 2020. You can download it here.
Communicating Effectively With Your Representative
On the subject of action alerts, here are some helpful tips on how to contact your representatives effectively from the Jefferson County League's newsletter:
A quick telephone call to your representative is easiest. Most legislators count calls supporting or opposing bills and those from their own constituents count the most.
Email is another good way to communicate with your legislator. Here are some tips to communicate your position to your representative:
• State the bill number in the subject line
• Keep the email short and to the point
• If you have a personal story relevant to the issue, include it
• Use bullets when possible to make it more readable
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties celebrated 50 years in 2019.
League of Women Voters 100th Anniversary!
Join the League of Women Voters as we celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2020. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement. More info.