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(Not for Women Only)

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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  • Orientation to the League of Women Voters of Larimer County

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016
    7-8:45 p.m.

    The Clubhouse of the Hamlet
    5151 E. Boardwalk Drive
    Fort Collins, CO 80525

    Please respond if you will be able to attend by Monday, May 30 to Linda Mahan at lmahan@alum.bu.edu or 970-484-2259

    Join us to learn about our long history of strengthening democracy and how you can engage with others who believe in making democracy work.

    Challenges to our civic institutions and the flow of money in politics make the work of the League ever more critical today. The issues we study and act upon are many: affordable housing, climate change, natural resources, health care, civil liberties, and international relations to name a few. And, we provide many services to voters like registration and educational forums and materials prior to elections.

    We'll begin the evening with refreshments and informal conversation and move into discussion of our mission, structure and program priorities.Bring your questions, a friend and join us for a stimulating evening.


    Read the May Issue of League Lines

    In this Issue:

    Great Decisions
    Annual Convention
    Cross Currents
    Informed Voter Book Club
    New Members

    Click here to read


    The Coloradoan, March 29, 2016, by Barbara Carson

    Read March 29, 2016 article in Washington Post:

    U.S. elections ranked worst among Western democracies. Here’s why.

    Americans are often proud of the democratic process here. Maybe they shouldn't be.

    Click here for article



    Beer and Wine in Grocery Stores

    Watch February's CrossCurrents Program

    Click here


    Here is your opportunity to learn about important matters under consideration by the Colorado Legislature

    Click this link to read an informative newsletter from LWV-Colorado's busy Legislative Action group

    http://lwvcolorado.org/lwv/legislative-action/


    Join the Informed Voters Book Club--OPEN TO ALL

    The League of Women Voters Larimer County and the Old Firehouse Bookstore are beginning a season-long series of book discussions directed at our November election.
    - The OFB is selling these books at a 20 % discount. 
    - All meetings are the second Wednesday of the month from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at Old Firehouse Bookstore, 232 Walnut St., Fort Collins.
    March 9, 2016
    UnSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation by Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamison, facilitated by Jane Everham
    April 13, 2016
    The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan, facilitated by Peggy and John LaPoint
    May 11, 2016
    Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, facilitated by Linda Grey-Wilson, Joyce Trujillo and Nancy McDuffie

    Watch January's CrossCurrents Program
    Short Term Rentals: How to Make Them Work for All

    Click here to watch


    Big Dangers for the Next Election

     Read review of book The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the next Election Meltdown

    The New York Review of Books May 21, 2015


    Read League of Women Voters of Larimer County's Letter to Army Corps of Engineers regarding NISP

    Read more


    For Information on Bills being Introduced in the Colorado Legislature go to:  www.leg.state.co.us

    Comcast Channel 165 provides live streaming video cover of the House and Senate in action.


Calendar of Events ‎‎‎‎‎‎(* go to Calendar of Events page)‎‎‎‎‎‎

DateTimeEventLocation
May 26, 2016 7:00 p.m. CROSSCURRENTS- The Dilemma: How to Choose Presidential Candidates 300 LaPorte - City Council Chambers 
June 1, 2016 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. New Member Orientation 5151 E. Boardwalk Drive - Clubhouse for the Hamlet 
June 5, 2016  Soapbox - TBD Coloradoan 
June 6, 2016 11:30 a.m. GREAT DECISIONS - United Nations Plymouth Church - Choir Room 
June 7, 2016 10:30 a.m. Voter Services Team Meeting  
June 8, 2016 6:00 P.M. Informed Voters Bookclub - DRIFT - Rachel Maddow Old Firehouse Books -232 Walnut St 
June 9, 2016 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admin Team Meeting  
June 15, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Environmental Action Team Pathways  
June 23, 2016  CROSSCURRENTS - TBD  
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