News from Voter Services Team Meeting:
Many voter registration events are now planned for this fall. Please help if you can. Check with Linda or watch your inbox for details.
Linda gave a report on Native American voting. She got great information from Tiffany Kelly, CSU organizer for Native Americans with the Native American Cultural Center. Native Americans did not get the vote until 1924 and had to fight for the right
state by state.
Marge has been working with the Fuerza Latina group to teach the steps in voting; information on issues and candidates. She reported that it is helpful to have a Spanish-speaking community member act as mediator.
Complete minutes for LWV members are available in documents after approval at following month's meeting.
This election season is shaping up to be fairly busy for an off-year. There are big City Council and Mayor races in Loveland, with 14 candidates confirmed for the ballot. Poudre School District will hold an election, but Thompson will not, due to no unopposed seats. There are also more off-year ballot issues this Fall than in previous years, with 2 for Colorado, 1 for Larimer County, 1 for Poudre School District, and 4 for the City of Loveland. Our team is working hard to research and write-up local issues as well as prepare for presentations. And plans are in the works for candidate forums. Check the League calendar, website and League Lines where more information will be posted as it becomes available.