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.
Join us in making democracy work.


COMING EVENTS

  • April 26, 2018 4:30 pmGreat Decisions Discussions
  • May 10, 2018 4:30 pmGreat Decisions Discussions
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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.

Redistricting

Making Everyone’s Vote Count: Moving Colorado and the Country toward Non-partisan Redistricting Chaffee County League of Women Voters’ Drinks and Dialogue Event April 18 from 5:30 to 7:00 Sangre de Cristo Community Room, 29780 Hwy 25, Buena Vista “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 districts are…

2018 LWVCC Geranium Sale

It’s that tine of year again – time for the League’s annual geranium sale! All League members are asked to purchase several of these beautiful spring plants and sell them to friends, family and neighbors to benefit the LWVCC. This is one of only two fundraisers we hold during the year and the League depends on the income from these sales to fund our community education activities. Geraniums are available in red, pink and salmon…

What Do Your Recyclables Become?

The Chaffee County League of Women Voters invited the public to come learn about what REALLY happens to our recycled materials from Angel of Shavano Recycling on March 12, 2018  from  Noon – 1:00 pm at the Sangre De Cristo meeting room in Buena Vista, CO. WE’RE AT A CRITICAL TURNING POINT: Climate change. Plastics in our oceans. Toxic chemicals in our food and water. We can choose a different future. We can start by eliminating…

Candi-dating RETURNS!

League to Host Buena Vista Town Government Candidates Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – 6:00 to 8:30 at the McGinis Middle School Gym, South Railroad St., Buena Vista, CO 81211 It’s a Political Party! Candidate speed-dating – each candidate has the opportunity to make 2-minute opening remarks followed by table rotation to small groups of voters. Come visit with the 11 trustee candidates and 2 mayoral candidates in small group settings. For more information go to lwvChafeeCounty.org…

What Happened to the Facts?

Fake news fatigue? Democracy damaged? CITIZENS OF CHAFFEE COUNTY COLORADO TALK ABOUT IT! The Chaffee County League of Women Voters hosted a public Drinks & Dialogue event  on February 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Bounty Restaurant in Salida. What Happened to the Facts? Three eminent journalists will discuss the impact of “fake news “ on democracy and the role of the press in keeping citizens informed in an era of highly partisan politics and siloed information. Panel members include: Tom Linthicum,  journalism…

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