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

  • March 11, 2019 11:00 amLWVCC Meeting
  • March 27, 2019 5:00 pmDrinks and Dialogue
  • April 15, 2019 11:00 amAnnual Meeting with elections and speaker at noon
  • July 4, 2019 9:30 amMarch in 4th of July Parade
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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.

LWVCC presents Drinks & Dialogue on Money Matters: Education Funding Issues in Colorado and the Nation

The speakers are : Dr Robert Slavin: Director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University and contributing education columnist  for the Huffington Post. Tracie Rainey: Executive Director of the Colorado School Finance Project David Blackburn: Salida School District Superintendent and Janice Martin filled in for Lisa Yates: Buena Vista School Superintendent 

High Speed Internet

League of Women Voters of Chaffee County hosted a discussion about High Speed Internet with guest speaker Wendell Pryor.

2019 GREAT DECISIONS TOPICS

Topic 1: “Refugees and Global Migration” Topic 2: “The Middle East: Regional Disorder” Topic 3: “Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?” Topic 4: “The Rise of Populism in Europe” Topic 5: “Decoding U.S.- China Trade” Topic 6: “Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics” Topic 7: “The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested” Topic 8: “State of the State Department and Diplomacy” 2019 GREAT DECISIONS topics have been announced, and the books will be ready to order on October…

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…

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