The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. League membership is open to women and men.
New League Season Begins
To launch our new season and celebrate the start of a new Aurora unit, the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County has scheduled a special All-Member Meeting featuring cocktails, dinner and discussion with a noted speaker on voting and voting rights on Thursday, September 18. Details here.
New Behavioral Health Study
Robin Williams' death and his struggle with depression and substance abuse is just a recent example of the many forms of mental illness and the damage it can cause. The League of Women Voters of Colorado has examined this issue in a year long study of behavioral health - the available ( or lack of) adequate resources, the treatment options, the complexity of dealing with such illness and how behavioral health professionals attempt to identify and deal with these issues.
Learn more about the League's Behavioral Health Study, which is available for download, here.
Don't miss the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County candidate forums. It's your chance to meet the candidates for Arapahoe County offices in this fall's election on Tuesday, October 2 and Monday, October 6.
Hear the candidates for the November 4 election's Douglas County offices on Saturday, October 4. Details.
Ballot Issue Forums
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County will hold 3 programs to explain the 4 state-wide ballot issues which will be on the November 4th ballot. Each program will feature a debate of each issue by individuals representing the pro and con positions. The programs will be on Wednesday, October 1; Tuesday, October 14; and Wednesday, October 15. Info.
League Submits Comments to EPA Supporting Clean Power Plan
Attached is the testimony submitted by the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at their regional hearing in Denver. The testimony supports the Clean Power Plan and commends EPA for taking the necessary steps to reduce carbon emissions.
If you support this, send a message:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Subject: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602. Testimony details.
New League Agricultural Position
Earlier this year Leagues throughout the US participated in a study to update the League of Women Voters US agriculture position. A new one, including statements on labeling, food safety and GMOs, has been adopted. Details.
Information about registering and voting in Colorado's 2014 elections may be found in League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County's updated Election Central pages.
Election Central has information on the November 4 general election
Nearly 1 in 4 Americans is not registered to vote. Imagine what our communities and country would look like if every single eligible American was registered to vote.
Voter registration is the key to engaging all Americans in the political process. Send a LWV eCard to your friends and family who may need to register to vote this year. Click here to send a card.
Voter Registration Drives
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County will be hosting Voter Registration Drives at Daniel C. Oakes High School on Tuesday, September 9; at Arapahoe Community College on Wednesday, September 10; at Community College of Aurora's CentreTech campus on Wednesday, September 17; at Aurora Central Library on Tuesday, September 23 (National Voter Registration Day), and at WindCrest Retirement Community on Tuesday, September 30.
Member volunteers are needed.
Members who wish to volunteer and/or learn the procedure should contact Marilyn Ayers at 303-471-8301, email.
Click here for more information.
LWVCO League Day
The League of Women Voters of Colorado's annual League Day 2014 will be on Saturday, September 20. Topics related to the fall 2014 elections and more items will be featured.
The registration deadline is Friday, September 12.
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Last revised: September 1, 2014 18:05 PDT.