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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS 
of
Larimer County, Colorado


LWV Larimer County
Empowering Voters
Defending Democracy

The League of Women Voters of Larimer County is a nonprofit, non-partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government; works to increase understanding of major public policy issues; and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Our members, women and men ages 16 and up, volunteer their time year round to help Make Democracy Work!

YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE!


2019 ELECTION!
Issues and Candidates that will affect YOU and our COMMUNITIES

Larimer County .5¢ Sales Tax
Poudre School District Mill Levy
Loveland City Sales Tax (2)
Loveland City Marijuana Use and Retail Sales (2)

Loveland City Council and Mayor
Poudre School District
Board

For More Information, including Candidate and Ballot Issues Forums, Visit LWVLC 2019 Election

2019 Larimer County Sample Ballot 

 


Back to League Night
For League Members and any one who would like to learn more about LWV! 

CHECK THIS PAGE EVERY DAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 23 FOR CHANCES TO WIN PRIZES!

September 23  6:30 PM
Pathways Hospice

We will focus on our fabulous teams, celebrating their accomplishments and cheering each other on as we move forward toward the goals to Make Democracy Work for all. Plan to attend. There will be a couple of surprises.

Bring a friend to check out our teams and how we work. Think about what your team or teams have accomplished that you are most proud of. Plan to listen to what other teams have done and share ideas. Think about what you’d like to see accomplished during the upcoming year.




DID YOU KNOW?


Every Day until BTL we will help you learn more about the long history of the Women's Suffrage Movement

Take notes and be ready to ANSWER our QUIZ on September 23 for a chance to WIN PRIZES 

September 18 "DID YOU KNOW"

The "southern strategy" adopted by the NAWSA in the 1890s was meant to gain support for the suffrage movement in the southern states.  The argument was made that woman suffrage could, if only educated women were enfranchised, reinforce white supremacy.  Some African American women were active working for the vote through NAWSA, but they were excluded from conventions of NAWSA held in the south.  African American women were expected to have less visible roles, including marching at the back of the 1913 suffrage parade.  Ida B. Wells joined the mostly-white Illinois delegation, against the wishes of the parade's organizers.


                                                 

Source: https://www.thoughtco.com/womens-suffrage-quiz-3530932


We invite you to:

  • Join our dynamic members – men and women – to study issues, learn, engage in civil deliberations and take action. We provide members with training and tools so that they can feel empowered to speak out on issues.
  • Use the resources on this website to educate and empower yourself.
  • Join us at our public events.



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Support the
 National Popular Vote!
 

Colorado Ballot Issue in 2020

The National Popular Vote would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across all 50 states and D.C.. The bill ensures that every vote, in every state, will matter in every presidential election.  The bill is a constitutionally conservative, state-based approach that preserves the Electoral College, preserves state control of elections, and preserves  the power of the states to control how the President is elected.

The LWVUS believes that the direct popular vote method for electing President and Vice-President is essential to representative government.  In 2010, the League adopted support of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact as an acceptable way to achieve the goal of the direct popular vote for election of the president and vice-president.

For more information,


Visit our Election Reform Page
Political.....but Non-Partisan

Since its founding, the League of Women Voters committed to neither support or oppose any political party or candidate for public office.  This tradition continues today to ensure that the League’s voice is heard above the tumult of party politics.  The nonpartisan policy has added strength to the League’s position on issues.  It has made possible wide acceptance of League voter service and other educational activities.

Nonpartisan means that the League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates or appointees.  All League members need to remember that the League’s reputation for fairness is long-standing and hard-won and needs to be guarded.  We invite you to read more about our Non-Partisan Policy


Although we DO NOT support candidates, we do research, recommend, and support ballot issues that are supported by League positions.

The League is a political organization and encourages members to participate fully in the party of their choice.  It is an advantage to the League to have politically active members, and equally important, it can be a personally satisfying experience.


“In the League of Women Voters we have an anomaly; we are going to be a semi-political body.  We want political things; we want legislation; we’re going to educate for citizenship.  In that body we have got to be non-partisan and all-partisan.  Democrats from Alabama and Republicans from New Hampshire must work for the same things.”

Carrie Chapman Catt at the League’s founding in Chicago, 1920


What does this mean for Members?

Individual League members are encouraged to be politically active.  However, when they participate in partisan activities, they may not identify themselves as League members.

A League will be a strong and effective political force to the degree that it can deal with and accept controversy and live with uncertainty.

Keep in mind that conflict of interest may arise between a “board” member’s paid employment and her or his role in the League.  Visit with a member of the Administrative Team with any concerns or questions you may have.

League Statements

No member (including officers) may speak for the League unless they have first obtained review and approval by a majority of Administrative Team of the proposed statement.


Key Member Restrictions

Certain individuals who have high public visibility as officers or leaders of the League (Key Members) are restricted from partisan activity.  Members can  review the details in our Member Notebook.




                                                        
The League of Women Voters Larimer County
is part of

The League of Women Voters Colorado and
The League of Women Voters US