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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS 
of
Larimer County, Colorado

Welcome to
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!

We are a member of the national League of Women Voters which was formed when women finally gained the right to vote in 1920. Throughout the League’s nearly 100 year history and working in all states, the League focus has been to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans. It never endorses, supports or opposes any political candidate or political party.


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Election 2019


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Fort Collins City Election
Your League Gets to Work!


The Voter Service Team is busy preparing for the Fort Collins city election to be held on April 2nd. It is a mail ballot election, with no polling places other than at the City Clerk’s office, 300 LaPorte Ave. 

If you don’t receive a ballot or have questions, please contact the City Clerk in person, by email at cityclerk@fcgov.com , or by phone (970) 221-6515.







City Council and Mayor Candidate Forum
Held on March 6, 2019
Watch TWO sessions as candidates answer questions about our community and their role in serving it.

Vote 411 - One-stop Shop for Election Information
Vote 411.org

FORT COLLINS CITY ELECTION INFORMATION



VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information  with both general and state-specific information on the election process, including the April 2nd Election .


Your Voter Guide

As Easy as 1, 2, 3 …

1. Go to www.VOTE411.org

2. Enter Your Address

3. Click on
Get Personalized Information on Candidates and Issues


Start  to build your ballot with our on-line voter’s guide


View Voter Information for Any State! Select STATE and all the Information plus Upcoming Forums and Debates will appear.



Issues in the Colorado Legislature 2019

 

Death Penalty Legislation - Will it Happen?


For information about the history and current status of the death penalty in Colorado, view 

CrossCurrents - What's Happening to the Death Penalty in Colorado?

A panel discussion on the death penalty as it is used in Colorado. Panelists are Troy Kenning, a criminal defense lawyer; Kevin Lundberg, Colorado State Senator representing District 15; Michael Radelet, a Professor of Sociology at UC Boulder; and Clifford E. Riedel, the District Attorney for the Eighth Judicial District. The discussion was moderated by Barbara Rutstein from the Larimer County League of Women Voters. This program was produced by FCTV in cooperation with the League.

CrossCurrents: What's Happening to the Death Penalty?



Update From The Denver Post

"Dems repeal bill is back

Gov. Polis says he’ll sign it if the capital punishment legislation passes the General Assembly

Death penalty opponents are cautiously optimistic that after five failed attempts over the last two decades they will finally succeed in pushing through a repeal of Colorado’s capital punishment law.

A Senate bill introduced Monday asks the General Assembly to end the death penalty in Colorado. It will get its first hearing Wednesday.

“It’s not fair, and it is applied with bias,” Sen. Angela Williams, D-Denver, a bill sponsor, said of capital punishment. ...

Still, the sponsors of this year’s bill see the tide moving in their favor. The state reinstated the death penalty in the 1970s but hasn’t put anyone to death in 22 years. Twenty U.S. states have outlawed it, and other states’ difficulty getting the drug cocktail for lethal injections has slowed executions elsewhere.

And Gov. Jared Polis says he will sign a repeal. .."
Read the Entire Article






We urge you to make sure your voice is heard.
VOTE . . . it matters!



If you prefer to join/renew your
LWV-Larimer County membership by mail,
PLEASE COMPLETE OUR
Member Survey 2018 - 2019


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.

Voter Services
Recent Blogs
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UPCOMING EVENTS


Upcoming Events


Auto Voter Registration

Take Action:

Support the Automatic Voter Registration Act!

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Robert Brady (D-PA) introduced the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017 on June 14, 2017. The League  is proud to support legislation that enhances  access for eligible voters in our elections and works to modernize our electoral system. This bill will improve the  accuracy of voter records, cut down on costs, modernize outdated registration systems while supporting implementation in states across the country.

The League fully supports this bill and urges all members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to support this important legislation.


Send the Message to Congress
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