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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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Safe Housing for Survivors of Domestic Abuse

LWVLC April General Meeting
Public Invited

April 22, 2019   7:00 PM

Pathways Hospice 305 Carpenter Road, FC


The Affordable Housing Team will host the League’s general meeting on the topic of Safe Housing for Survivors of Domestic Abuse. The scourge of domestic abuse harms not just the domestic couples involved but also the young victims, their children. Sometimes the abuse is directed towards the elderly and sometimes it takes the form of stalking. Help is needed by these members of the community to make a better life for themselves, and many times the type of help needed is safe housing, increasingly harder to find along the Front Range.

 

A panel of experts will speak about local resources available to victims of domestic abuse and point out what more can be done, especially in an effort to make sure these people have safe, secure housing:

Panelists are: 

Kelli Pryor: Outreach Program Coordinator, Crossroads Safehouse, Fort Collins

Kari Clark: Executive Director, Alternatives to Violence (ATV) Inc., Loveland

Brittany Clay: Victim Services Advocate, Victim Services Office, Fort Collins Police Department

 

Arrangements have also been made for a survivor of domestic abuse to tell her story and how she has made a new life for herself.

 

We hope you can join us, Monday, April 22, for this program and for the discussion period following the presentation.

For more information, contact Marilyn Heller by email at mmhellers@gmail.com or phone 970-663-0599



Community Events of Interest


Councilwoman: A Film of Triumphcouncilwoman film

Larimer County – The League of Women Voters, Colorado 5050, Allianza Norco, Fuerza Latina, CSU’s Gender and Women’s Studies, and the Strayer Center present a premiere showing of Councilwoman, the true story of a hotel maid in Rhode Island who got mad about low wages for domestics and decided to do something about it. She decided to run for city council and change the rules. And she won!

April 30th 7pm
Foothills Unitarian Church.

Tickets: $5/adult and $3/student.

View The Trailer

More information is available about the film at:

Facebook: @CouncilwomanDoc Twitter: @CouncilwomanDoc Instagram: @CouncilwomanFilm

Learn more about the sponsoring organization: www.colorado5050.org

No tolerance for Borders

Town Hall Meeting
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How Family Separation Impacts our Communities Every Day

Featuring Panelists from CSU, American Friends, La Cocina, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, and Univ. of Denver

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019   1-3 PM

Old Town Library 201 Peterson Street Fort Collins

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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.


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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