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Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
January 2019
 
  League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Anniversary. 1969 - 2019

Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our founding in 2019. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
 
  Water and Climate Change Committee Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Water and Climate Change Committee 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
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Koelbel Public Library
The Forum Theater
5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80121
January Movie Night. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties for movie night featuring Years of Living Dangerously, the Emmy award winning SHOWTIME documentary exploring the Politics of Climate Change. Free and open to League members and their friends.
Friday, January 18, 2019
9:45 a.m.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
12484 E. Weaver Pl.
Centennial, CO 80111
Voter Registration. League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for a voter registration session at one of this month's U.S. Naturalization Services ceremonies. We request that volunteers arrange to become trained and certified beforehand.

Please sign up in advance in order to arrange becoming a certified circulator by contacting Gladys Hodges at 915-525-4982, email.

To ensure fair and impartial practices, the State of Colorado requires that every circulator re-review the training videos and re-pass the voter registration test each year. The training and test are 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.

Directions: Turn north onto Revere St. from Arapahoe Rd.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
9:45 a.m.
League of Women Voters of Colorado Office
1410 Grant St. Suite B204
Denver, CO 80203
Womxn's March on Denver. The League of Women Voters of Colorado will be participating in the third annual Womxn's March on Denver, which will feature the message: LISTEN. UNITE. ACT:

• Listen to those who have been silenced
• Unite under the banner of anti-oppression
• Act with intention

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."
~ Maya Angelou

LWVCO is participating in the local Women's March on Denver, so meet outside the State League office at 9:45 a.m. prior to the march.

Join us! Members, friends, and family are welcome! Wear your League attire! Bring signs and banners and your passion!

Additional information can be found on the Womxn's March on Denver web site here.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
1:45 p.m.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
12484 E. Weaver Pl.
Centennial, CO 80111
Voter Registration. League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for a voter registration session at one of this month's U.S. Naturalization Services ceremonies. We request that volunteers arrange to become trained and certified beforehand.

Please sign up in advance in order to arrange becoming a certified circulator by contacting Gladys Hodges at 915-525-4982, email.

To ensure fair and impartial practices, the State of Colorado requires that every circulator re-review the training videos and re-pass the voter registration test each year. The training and test are 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.

Directions: Turn north onto Revere St. from Arapahoe Rd.
Friday, January 25, 2019
 
  Maud Wood Park's Birthday. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties honors the efforts of Maud Wood Park, the League of Women Voters' first president. Read more about her and other others whose sacrifices made it possible for women to be active participants in our democracy on the League of Women Voters U.S. Legislative web site.
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
Management Team Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet for their monthly planning meeting.
Monday, January 28, 2019
1:45 p.m.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
12484 E. Weaver Pl.
Centennial, CO 80111
Voter Registration. League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for a voter registration session at one of this month's U.S. Naturalization Services ceremonies. We request that volunteers arrange to become trained and certified beforehand.

Please sign up in advance in order to arrange becoming a certified circulator by contacting Gladys Hodges at 915-525-4982, email.

To ensure fair and impartial practices, the State of Colorado requires that every circulator re-review the training videos and re-pass the voter registration test each year. The training and test are 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.

Directions: Turn north onto Revere St. from Arapahoe Rd.
February 2019
 
  Black History Month. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate Black History Month in February. Learn more about Black History and their 2019 theme, Black Migrations, on the Association for the Study of African American Life and History web site.
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
February Evening Unit Meeting. This month the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties unit meeting will feature a representative of the Child Protection Coordinator for Arapahoe County and of the Coordinator for the Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson Counties Foster Care Program doing a presentation on Foster Care for Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson Counties. We'll cover efforts to prevent the need for foster care, funding for foster care, possible legislation, and and programs for teenagers aging out of foster care.

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

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.

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

Thursday, February 14, 2019
 
  League of Women Voters Anniversary. Join the League of Women Voters as we celebrate the 99th anniversary of National League's founding. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
February Morning Unit Meeting. This month the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties unit meeting will feature a representative of the Child Protection Coordinator for Arapahoe County and of the Coordinator for the Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson Counties Foster Care Program doing a presentation on Foster Care for Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson Counties. We'll cover efforts to prevent the need for foster care, funding for foster care, possible legislation, and and programs for teenagers aging out of foster care.

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

Thursday, February 14, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Heather Gardens
Rendezvous Restaurant Meeting Room
2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Aurora, CO 80014
February East Arapahoe Unit Meeting. This month the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties unit meeting will feature a representative of the Child Protection Coordinator for Arapahoe County and of the Coordinator for the Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson Counties Foster Care Program doing a presentation on Foster Care for Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson Counties. We'll cover efforts to prevent the need for foster care, funding for foster care, possible legislation, and and programs for teenagers aging out of foster care.

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

Friday, February 15, 2019
 
  Susan B. Anthony's Birthday. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties honors the efforts of Susan B. Anthony and other others whose sacrifices made it possible for women to be active participants in our democracy.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Castlewood Public Library
Castlewood Conference Room
6739 S. Uinta St.
Centennial, CO 80112
Management Team Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet for their monthly planning meeting.
March 2019
 
  Women's History Month. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate Women's History Month in March. Learn more about Women's History and the 2019 theme, Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence, on the National Women's History Alliance web site.

The League of Women Voters U.S. also has interesting information on its history on its web page here.
Friday, March 8, 2019
 
  International Women's Day. Celebrate International Women's Day 2019. Read about efforts for gender parity, equal pay, #PressforProgress, #MeToo, and #TimesUp, and CodeLikeAGirl on the Women's Day web site.
Sunday, March 10, 2019-Saturday, March 16, 2019
 
  Sunshine Week. The American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Reporters Committee are sponsoring their annual nationwide celebration of access to public information. For more information, see their web site at web site.
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
March Evening Unit Meeting. This month the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties unit meeting will address the topic of Immigration.

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

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.

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

Thursday, March 14, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
March Morning Unit Meeting. This month the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties unit meeting will address the topic of Immigration.

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

Thursday, March 14, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Heather Gardens
Rendezvous Restaurant Meeting Room
2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Aurora, CO 80014
March East Arapahoe Unit Meeting. This month the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties unit meeting will address the topic of Immigration.

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

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
 
  Equal Pay Day. Celebrate Equal Pay Day 2019. Read more on the National Committee on Pay Equity web site.
Monday, April 22, 2019
 
  Earth Day. Celebrate Earth Day 2019 as a day of political action and civic participation. The Earth Day Network estimates that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in Earth Day, the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.

Read more about Earth Day 2019's theme of protecting threatened and endangered species on the Earth Day Network web site.
Friday, May 3, 2019
 
  Colorado General Assembly Session Close. The 2019 Colorado Legislative session must end by May 3, 2019.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
 
  Voting Rights Act Anniversary. The League of Women Voters celebrates the 54th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on August 6. Read more about the passage of the Voting Right Act and more recent developments affecting voting rights on the National Constitution Center web site.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
 
  LWV event. Western Welcome Week parade
Sunday, August 18, 2019
 
  Anniversary of Ratification of 19th Amendment. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate the 99th anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, guaranteeing woman in the U.S. the right to vote. Learn more the passage of the 19th Amendment on the Association for the National Women's History Museum web site.
Monday, August 26, 2019
 
  Women's Equality Day. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate Women's Equality Day, which honors the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting U.S. women the right to vote in 1920. Read more about this year's Women's Equality Day celebration on August 26 on the National Constitution Center web site.
Sunday, September 15, 2019-Tuesday, October 15, 2019
 
  National Hispanic Heritage Month. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in September. See information from the Smithsonian Latino Center and more sources on the National Hispanic Heritage Month web site.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
 
  National Constitution Day (Citizenship Day). Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate National Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, 2019. The League of Women Voters U.S. has suggestions how to honor citizenship on their web site here.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
 
  National Voter Registration Day. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate National Voter Registration Day 2019.

You'll find suggestions about what we can do to register voters and increase civic involvement on the National Voter Registration Day web site here.
October 2019
 
  United Nations Month. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate United Nations Month in October. Learn more about the United Nations' international efforts related to topics such as climate change, gender equality, and ending poverty on the United Nations web site.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019-Tuesday, November 5, 2019
 
  Defend Press Freedom. As the 2019 US election approaches, we must remind our candidates that journalists play a crucial role in our democracy by keeping us informed and holding those in power accountable.

Reporters Without Borders is concerned about growing violence against journalists, undermining the media's role and creating opportunities for government overreach, the erosion of press freedom, and impeding our right to be informed

It has tools to help voters contact their candidates and ask where they stand on press freedom.

Press freedom is not a partisan issue: it is a fundamental right that impacts every American, no matter what the politics.

For more information, see Reports Without Borders at #DefendPressFreedom! and on their web site
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  Election Day. The 2019 Coordinated Election will be by mail per Colorado law. A coordinated election means that local elections are consolidated into a ballot by the county elections office. Ballots must be in a ballot box or a voter must be in line to place a ballot in a ballot box no later than the close of polls at 7:00 p.m. Postmarks do not count for domestic voters. Overseas and military voters have a separate calendar.

For registration or ballot information, contact your county Clerk and Recorder's elections office:

Arapahoe County Elections

Douglas County Elections

The Colorado Secretary of State's office:

Colorado Secretary of State Elections

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
 
  Colorado Gives Day. Colorado Gives Day provides an opportunity to support Colorado nonprofits.

Consider making a donation to the League of Women Voters on or before December 3:
https://www.coloradogives.org/cogivesday
and
https://www.coloradogives.org/LWVColorado/overview
Friday, February 14, 2020
 
  League of Women Voters 100th Anniversary. Join the League of Women Voters as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our founding. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.