SERVING PEOPLE OF CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO

Buena Vista, Granite, Monarch, Poncha Springs, and Salida

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,
• Influences public policy through education and advocacy, and
• Holds public meetings to present and discuss local issues.

With more than 95 years of experience and 850 local and state affiliates, the League is one of America’s most trusted community-based organizations.

Membership in the League is open to all men and women of voting age, members of all political parties and unaffiliated voters. The League does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.
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COMING EVENTS

  • October 20, 2018 10:00 amQuestions on the State Ballot Issues?
  • November 6, 2018Election Day- Your Vote is Your Voice!
  • November 12, 2018 11:00 amLWVCC Meeting
  • December 10, 2018 11:00 amLWVCC Meeting
  • January 14, 2019 11:00 amLWVCC Meeting
  • February 11, 2019 11:00 amLWVCC Meeting
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REGULAR MEETINGS

The league meets second Monday of each month toggling between BV & Salida.
Refer above for details and guest speakers for each meeting.
More about the League of Women Voters
Carpooling from BV is at the Family Dollar parking lot, leaving @ 10:45.

Your Chaffee County LWV is active in many ways … from Non-Partisan Forums to Informative Educational Opportunities.

Voters: Meet Your Candidates

?? Local residents visit with local and state candidates. The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County, Colorado hosted the popular Candi-Dating event on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the McGinnis Middle School Gym in Buena Vista. For individual videos of each candidate go here Find out more about the candidates at Vote 411 Check your registration at GoVoteColorado.com

Y & Z – Redistricting

Redistricting Fair Maps Colorado is backing referred measures that would prohibit gerrymandering and create fair and competitive congressional and legislative districts. They will make Colorado a national model for putting effective representation of voters at the forefront of redistricting efforts. With a new Census around the corner and dramatic growth set to give Colorado an eighth congressional seat by 2022, now is the time to improve our existing system. Fair Maps Colorado presented redistricting reforms…

2018 COLORADO STATEWIDE BALLOT ISSUES

Advocacy Positions 2018 Colorado Statewide Ballot Issues Amendment V – Lower Age Requirement for Members of State Legislature – Not Taking a Position Amendment W – Election Ballot Format for Judicial Retention Elections – Why We Support: A shorter ballot will save county clerks printing, processing, and mailing costs, particularly in counties with greater populations where ballots must be printed in both English and Spanish. A more concise ballot may increase voter participation by reducing…

Affordable Housing Projects and Policies

The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County, Colorado hosted a forum on Affordable/Workforce Housing on May 14th, 2018 from noon until 1:00pm in the Poncha Springs Town Hall conference room. The panel discussed specific projects/policies/etc in their area of expertise. The panel included: Ken Matthews  – moderator for the panel – HPAC’s purpose and goals Kimberly Parker – Housing victim advocate alliance in Chaffee County – Co-chair of Housing Policy Advisory Committee – Candidate…

Redistricting: Making Everyone’s Vote Count

Moving Colorado and the Country toward Non-partisan Redistricting Chaffee County League of Women Voters hosted another Drinks and Dialogue Event on April 18 from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Sangre de Cristo Community Room, 29780 Hwy 25, Buena Vista, CO “To the winner goes the spoils” is the traditional method of redistricting in many states, including Colorado. Whoever controls the state government creates the voting districts for state legislators and Congress. Many of those voting…

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