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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS 
of
Larimer County, Colorado

ELECTION 2020

ALL THE ELECTION INFORMATION 
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  • Understand Candidates and Ballot Issues
  • Key Dates for Primary, General Election
  • CANDIDATE FORUMS SCHEDULED.  CLICK BELOW
2020 Election Information

 

CANDIDATE FORUMS FOR LARIMER COUNTY
Send us YOUR QUESTIONS for these Candidates and CLICK IN to watch the forums
Submit your questions to VOTE@lwv-larimercounty.org

CANDIDATE FORUMS ARE TAPED AND WILL BE LINKED TO YouTube as soon as they are available.


September 23 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Watch This Forum On YouTube
Candidates for 8th District Attorney and Larimer County Commissioner 

September 30 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Submit your Questions by September 29th
Candidates for Senate District 14, House District 52 and House District 53 
Both the September 23 and September 30 forums will be hosted and live streamed on the City of Fort Collins FCTV (cable channels 14 and 881), and a recording of the forum will be posted on both the FCTV and the League of Women Voters of Larimer County websites. 

October 8 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Submit your Questions by September 29th
Candidates for Senate District 23, House District 49, and House District 51 
This forum will be hosted by the Loveland Public Library and live streamed on the library’s Facebook page. 

 


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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LWVLC In the News

 

League of Women Voters of Larimer County Successfully Advocated for Change.

“'LLCs are not constituents': Fort Collins council puts new caps on election donations

 

Fort Collins leaders on Tuesday approved several campaign finance changes that will take effect in time for the April 2021 city election, including limits to how much individuals can contribute to limited liability corporations and political committees to support or oppose city races….”

 

Read the Article

 

 

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.



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