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

  • December 10, 2018 11:00 amLWVCC Meeting
  • January 14, 2019 11:00 amLWVCC Meeting
  • February 11, 2019 11:00 amLWVCC Meeting
  • March 11, 2019 11:00 amLWVCC Meeting
  • April 15, 2019 5:00 pmAnnual Dinner
  • May 13, 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.

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…

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…

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…

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