Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
September 2019
 
  League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties 50th 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.
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.
Friday, September 20, 2019
12:45 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.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
 
  Deadline For Military and Overseas Ballots To Be Sent Out. This is the last day to send mail ballots to military and overseas electors.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
LWVCO Making Democracy Work! Conference 2019. Members are invited to network with other Colorado Leaguers and share information to help your local League grow, change, and be more effective at outreach. Presentations will include information about the upcoming fall election, the 2020 Census, the National Popular Vote, and TABOR. Speakers will include Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives K.C. Becker, Maggie Bush from National LWV, and Colorado State Demographer Elizabeth Garner.

Individual tickets are $55, which includes all events, breakfast, lunch, and a snack.

Advance registration and payment only. Reservations will be accepted through Tuesday, September 17.

The Colorado League's registration page is here.
Monday, September 23, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Room B
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Ballot Issue Training. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties will provide Ballot Issue Training to members at this meeting.

Ballot issue pamphlets will be available.

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.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton Campus
5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
Voter Registration Drive. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties and Arapahoe Community College will observe National Voter Registration Day with a Voter Registration Drive at the Littleton Campus.

Member volunteers are needed.

To RSVP, contact Phyllis Graham at 720-524-6057, email.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Arapahoe Community College
Castle Rock Campus
4700 Castleton Way #100
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Voter Registration Drive. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties and Arapahoe Community College will observe National Voter Registration Day with a Voter Registration Drive at the Castle Rock Campus.

Member volunteers are needed.

To RSVP, contact Phyllis Graham at 720-524-6057, email.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Arapahoe Community College
Parker Campus
15653 Brookstone Dr.
Parker, CO 80134
Voter Registration Drive. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties and Arapahoe Community College will observe National Voter Registration Day with a Voter Registration Drive at the Parker Campus.

Member volunteers are needed.

To RSVP, contact Phyllis Graham at 720-524-6057, email.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Willow Creek 3 Clubhouse
8091 E. Phillips Cir.
Centennial, Co 80112
Arapahoe Douglas League Fall Kickoff Party. League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members, their families, their friends, and prospective members are invited to join us for our annual Fall Kickoff Party as we celebrate 50 years for our local League.

Enjoy appetizers and beverages as you help identify the famous and infamous women attending the party. View posters and pictures of League members and events that occurred during the LWVADC's 50 year history. Meet and mingle with old friends and new members. Learn about upcoming League plans and programs for 2019-2010.

Directions:

Those coming from the west area take Arapahoe Road to Quebec St. Turn right and Quebec and drive to East Mineral Drive. Turn left on E. Mineral. It is opposite St. Thomas Moore's Church and just before two large shopping centers on County Line Rd. Take E. Mineral to E. Phillips Circle S. and turn right. Follow E. Phillips Circle S. as it winds through the residential area until you reach the Willows 3 Clubhouse. Park in the clubhouse parking lot or across the street.

Those coming from the east on Arapahoe Rd. turn left on Quebec and follow the directions above. You can also access Quebec and E. Mineral from County Line Road.
Friday, September 27, 2019
12:45 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. We still need volunteers for September 27.

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.
Monday, September 30, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Littleton High School
199 E. Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80122
Littleton Public School Board of Directors Candidate Forum. This candidate forum at Littleton High School is one of two opportunities to hear the candidates for Littleton Public School Board of Education at the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties candidate forum. We welcome members of the American Association of University Women, who will be helping facilitate this event. This event is free and open to the public.
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, October 1, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Eagle Academy
9350 Teddy Ln.
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Voter Registration Drive. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties will hold a voter registration drive at Eagle Academy.

Member volunteers are needed.

To RSVP, contact Phyllis Graham at 720-524-6057, email.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Vita Lifestyles Center
2100 W. Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80120
Ballot Issue Forum. Hear from pro and con speakers on each Colorado state-wide ballot proposal in the November 6 general election. Free and open to Vita residents.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Arapahoe High School
2201 E. Dry Creek Rd.
Centennial, CO 80122
Littleton Public School Board of Directors Candidate Forum. This candidate forum at Arapahoe High School is one of two opportunities to hear the candidates for Littleton Public School Board of Education at the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties candidate forum. We welcome members of the American Association of University Women, who will be helping facilitate this event. This event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
7:00 a.m.
Highlands Ranch Rotary Club
Children's Hospital
1811 Plaza Dr.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Ballot Issue Forum. Hear from pro and con speakers on each Colorado state-wide ballot proposal in the November 6 general election. Free and open to Rotary Club members.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
St. Andrew United Methodist Church
9203 S. University Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Douglas County School Board of Directors Candidate Forum. Hear the candidates for Douglas County School Board of Directors at the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties candidate forum. Our thanks to members of the American Association of University Women for help facilitating this event. This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, October 4, 2019
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Heather Gardens
2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Aurora, CO 80014
Ballot Issue Forum. Hear from pro and con speakers on each Colorado state-wide ballot proposal in the November 6 general election. Free and open to Heather Gardens residents.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Building
City Council Chambers
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.
Aurora, CO 80012
Aurora City Council Candidate Forum. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, the Aurora Sentinel, the Business and Professional Women of Aurora, and the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. Vicki Harimon of the League of Women Voters will be the moderator.

The event will be televised by Channel 8, the city's cable TV and video station.

Candidates for Mayor, City Council Wards, and At-Large positions will present their views and answer questions posed by the sponsors.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Colorado Center for the Blind
2233 W. Shepperd Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120
Ballot Issue Forum. Hear from pro and con speakers on each Colorado state-wide ballot proposal in the November 6 general election. Free and open to Colorado Center for the Blind members.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Bemis Public Library
6014 S. Datura St.
Littleton, CO 80120
Littleton City Council Candidate Forum. Littleton residents will have an opportunity to hear the candidates for Littleton City Council in collaboration with members of the American Association of University Women. This event is free and open to the public.
Monday, October 14, 2019
 
  First Day County Clerks May Send Mail Ballots To Voters. This is the first day that County Clerks may send ballots to active eligible voters for the Coordinated Election.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
 
  Deadline To Register Voters In A Voter Registration Drive. This is the last day to submit an application to register to vote through a Voter Registration Drive for the Coordinated Election. Voters may register in other ways through election day.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Koelbel Public Library
Rooms A and B
5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80121
Ballot Issue Forum. Hear from pro and con speakers on each Colorado state-wide ballot proposal in the November 6 general election. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Daniel C. Oakes Alternative High School
961 S. Plum Creek Blvd.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Voter Registration Drive. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties will hold a voter registration drive at Daniel C. Oakes School.

Member volunteers are needed.

To RSVP, contact Phyllis Graham at 720-524-6057, email.
Friday, October 18, 2019
 
  Deadline For County Clerks To Send Mail Ballots To Voters. This is the last day for County Clerks to send mail ballot packets to active eligible voters for the Coordinated Election
Monday, October 28, 2019
 
  Deadline To Register To Vote Online, Via Mail, At A Voter Registration Agency, Or At The DMV. This is the last day to submit an application to register to vote through the mail, a voter registration agency, a local driver's license examination facility, or online to receive a mail ballot for the Coordinated Election. Voters may register at Voter Service and Polling Centers through election day.
Monday, October 28, 2019
 
  Voter Service and Polling Centers Must Open. This is the date that the County Voter Service and Polling Centers must open.
Monday, October 28, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Koelbel Public Library
Conference Room
5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80121
Management Team Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet for their monthly planning meeting.
Friday, November 1, 2019
 
  Ballot Drop-off Locations Must Open. This is the date that the County Ballot Drop-off Locations must open.
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. Domestic voters' 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' ballots must be sent no later than 7:00 pm on election day and received by the close of business on November 13.

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

Thursday, November 7, 2019
 
  Deadline For County Clerks To Request Missing Ballot Information. This is the last day for the County Clerks to send missing signature, signature verification, and missing ID letters for mail and provisional ballots. Voters must provide the information by midnight, November 13.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
 
  Deadline For County Clerks to Certify The Election's Votes. This is the last day for the County Clerks to complete their vote canvass and submit the official abstract of votes cast for the Coordinated Election to the Colorado Secretary of State.
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
January 2020
 
  League of Women Voters 100th Anniversary. 1920 - 2020

Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate National League's 100th anniversary in 2020. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
 
  Carrie Chapman Catt's Birthday. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties honors the efforts of Carrie Chapman Catt and other others whose sacrifices made it possible for women to be active participants in our democracy.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
9:45 a.m.
League of Women Voters of Colorado Office
1410 Grant St. Suite B204
Denver, CO 80203
Womxn's March on Denver. This will be the fourth year for the annual Womxn's March on Denver.

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

Saturday, January 25, 2020
 
  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. 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 here.
February 2020
 
  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 2020 theme, Black Migrations, on the Association for the Study of African American Life and History web site.
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.
March 2020
 
  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.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
 
  Colorado Presidential Primary Election. For information on this year's Colorado Presidential Primary Election, visit the Arapahoe County Elections web site here.
and the Douglas County Elections web site here.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
 
  International Women's Day. Celebrate International Women's Day 2020. Read about efforts for gender parity, equal pay, #PressforProgress, #MeToo, and #TimesUp, and CodeLikeAGirl on the Women's Day web site.
Sunday, March 8, 2020-Saturday, March 14, 2020
 
  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 on Sunshine Week 2020, see their web site at web site.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
 
  Equal Pay Day. Celebrate Equal Pay Day 2020. Read more on the National Committee on Pay Equity web site.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
 
  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 2020's theme of protecting threatened and endangered species on the Earth Day Network web site.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
 
  Ida B. Wells' Birthday. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties honors the efforts of Ida B. Wells, African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She was considered the most famous black woman in America during her lifetime as she fought prejudice and violence and worked for equality for African Americans, especially women.

Learn more about Ida B. Wells' accomplishments in Wikipedia here.
January 2028
 
  League of Women Voters of Colorado 100th Anniversary. Join us in celebrating 100 years in 2028. Colorado State League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that voters should play a critical role in democracy.